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Met Stars Stay In SA

Durban Campaign On The Cards

Oh Susanna (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

2018 Sun Met winner, Oh Susanna (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

With Snaith Racing still riding the crest of a wave after their 2018 Sun Met day accomplishments, there has been sustained speculation about the future campaigns of Gr1 Majorca Stakes winner Snowdance and Gr1 Sun Met winner Oh Susanna in particular.

Justin and the team are grateful for the interest and excitement Saturday’s results have generated – racing is, after all, built on champions – and started by confirming firstly that both fillies have taken their races well.

Secondly, having had an opportunity to discuss matters with Jack Mitchell, Gaynor Rupert and the Drakenstein Stud team, they confirm there are no plans for an international campaign for either of the horses at this stage.

Speaking on behalf of the stable, Jono Snaith confirmed that export plans were off the table until progress on South Africa’s export protocol had been achieved.

The immediate plans are for both horses to be rested and then begin preparation for the Durban season.

With the ante post betting having opened for this year’s Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, the stable is aware that Snowdance in particular is being offered at generous odds.  They would like to advise punters that Snowdance will not be entered for this year’s July as she is not distance suited.  However, she will be pointed at the Gr1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes.

The programme for Met winner Oh Susanna is still under discussion with Drakenstein Stud.  While she will be entered for the July, a definite decision will only be taken after the Gr1 Woolavington Stakes, so the stable are advising punters to exercise caution.

For those with an interest in the ante post market, they are suggesting African Night Sky, who did not incur a penalty for his Met run and will come into the July on 53kgs, as well as Gr1 Investec Cape Derby runner up, Do It Again.

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5 comments on “Met Stars Stay In SA

  1. Russell Parkinson says:

    Nice transparency about their big race intentions. Well done to Snaith Racing.

  2. Geoff Clark says:

    Agreed Russel, they really are on top of their game, in more ways than one.

  3. Kay says:

    Great news to the racing public! Thank you Snaith Racing for being open to the punters. I don’t think I have ever seen such transparency in all my nearly 40 years of racing about such a professional team. From the days of Lurgan and Corcovada to today of Snowdance and Oh Susanna the Snaiths remain a team of integrity and total professionalism. They are relatively young, vibrant and forward thinking and deserve all the success coming their way. Well done !

  4. Bugs Bunny says:

    how do they know African Night Sky will carry 53kg in the July? Can’t he win his prep races and see his MR increase? He is clearly better than this current MR.

  5. Dave Mollett says:

    Yes, full marks to Snaith racing for putting punters in the picture.
    I particularly liked Do It Again’s finish in the Investec Derby – a horse bred by Robin Bruss and might be worth a tickle each-way for the July at big odds.

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