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Final Met Field On Wednesday!

Cape flagship race on 29 January

There are 14 entrants left in the chase for glory and honours in the R2 million Gr1 Cape Town Met presented by World Sports Betting, as we head towards the final field announcement on Wednesday evening.

Final declarations for the Kenilworth 29 January flagship day are due by 11h00 on Wednesday, with the unveiling of the big race field to be done at an invitation only function in the late afternoon.

Racecards should be available on Thursday afternoon.

Of the 14 still in the running, seven have not accepted as yet.

Trainers have until Wednesday morning to do so and the ‘uncommitted’ list includes Sean Tarry’s 6yo entire Cirillo, who was found coughing after running downfield at Turffontein on Saturday, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate runner-up Kommetdieding, Marshall star Linebacker, Mike de Kock’s SA Triple Crown Champ Malmoos, Candice Bass-Robinson’s duo of Peninsula Handicap winner Firealley and the Gr1 pretender Marina, and Paul Matchett’s SA Triple Tiara queen War Of Athena.


War Of Athena also ran at Turffontein on Saturday and produced something of a below-par effort by her high standards, finishing a 5,25 lengths fourth behind the talented MK’s Pride a 1400m Pinnacle Stakes.

Jockey Muzi Yeni reported that he felt something amiss with the star filly. The Vet was requested to examine her and she was found to be blowing post-race.

The daughter of Act Of War’s Cape Town flight plans are confirmed and it would be a disappointment for her passionate owners and the public if she were to miss the opportunity of taking on the male big-hitters.

We hope to chat to her connections today and will revert as soon as we know anything further.

0 Rainbow Bridge Scratched (7G) 60 130 A Eric Sands
0 Do It Again Accepted (7G) 60 129 CA Justin Snaith
0 Cirillo (6H) 60 120 AT Sean Tarry
0 Sovereign Spirit Scratched (6G) 60 116 BA Candice Bass-Robinson
0 Vikram Scratched (6G) 60 109 BA Andre Nel
0 Rockin’ Ringo Accepted (6G) 60 102 A Piet Botha
0 Jet Dark Accepted (4C) 59.5 130 A Justin Snaith
0 Kommetdieding (4C) 59.5 127 A HWJ Crawford/M Rix
0 Linebacker (4G) 59.5 126 A Vaughan Marshall
0 Rascallion Scratched (4G) 59.5 124 A Vaughan Marshall
0 Malmoos (4C) 59.5 122 A Mike de Kock
0 Russian Rock Scratched (4G) 59.5 119 A Dean Kannemeyer
0 Hoedspruit Accepted (4G) 59.5 116 A Justin Snaith
0 $Second Base Accepted (4G) 59.5 116 BA M J A Janse van Vuuren
0 Puerto Manzano (ARG) Accepted (4G) 59.5 111 BA J A Janse van Vuuren
0 $FireAlley (4G) 59.5 109 BA Candice Bass-Robinson
0 $Warrior Scratched (4G) 59.5 108 A Justin Snaith
0 War Of Athena (4F) 57 122 A Paul Matchett
0 Marina (4F) 57 118 BA Candice Bass-Robinson
0 So Flawless Scratched (4F) 57 96 A Andre Nel
0 Double Superlative Accepted (3C) 54 113 A Justin Snaith
0 Waterberry Lane Scratched (3G) 54 111 A Dean Kannemeyer

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7 comments on “Final Met Field On Wednesday!

  1. Daine Weber says:

    Thank you once again Mr E. D… Im thinking its Wednesday already im a bit confused with my days????

  2. Daine Weber says:

    Thanks mr thought it was at 11am

    1. Editor says:

      Hi Daine
      The trainers have to make the call by 11h00
      Then the NRB compiles the fields – which the NHA sign off on.
      The Met field is embargoed for the field announcement function/party – which starts at 17h00.

  3. Daine Weber says:

    Any1 knows the final field for met day yet

    1. Editor says:

      Live on DStv 240 Wednesday after 17h00, Daine

  4. RIAAN Koekemoer says:

    Only 4 or 5 quality Horses, so not even worthwill to Play. Very Bad Situation.

  5. RIAAN Koekemoer says:

    This Cape Met is not a Grade 1 Race anymore. How can only 12 Runners Run in this Race. Lol.

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