A bright sundrenched Hollywoodbets Durbanville plays host to a nine-race programme this afternoon.
There are two feature races including the Gr3 Cape Classic and the Non-Black Type Need For Speed Sprint.
The first is due off at 12h40.
The Festival of Beer and Cape Racing have a brand-new event for everyone! It’s the Durbanville FestiVille.
Get ready for a day of ice-cold international and local beer, premium red, white and sparkling wines, your favourite spirits, live prestigious horse racing, performances from local music legend Kurt Darren featuring Me&MrGreen, gourmet food trucks and artisanal fare, with a kiddies play area so it’s fun for the whole family.
Entrance to Hollywoodbets Durbanville for the race day is free and will include access to food trucks and a kids’ area, but those attending the Durbanville FestiVille will require tickets.
Tickets to the FestiVille of Beer taking place on the infield are R250 p/p and your first Heineken is on Cape Racing! Tickets are LIMITED so please book on Webtickets soon to avoid missing out.
Dean Kannemeyer saddles Green With Envy for Khaya Stables in the headline feature.
The son of Gimmethegreenlight won his first two starts over 1400m really well, but when trying 1600m last time he fluffed his lines and finished a tame fifth behind Montien in a Class 3 Handicap.
Dean Kannemeyer told the Sporting Post on Friday that he never makes excuses for beaten horses, but the pace that day was slow and that jockey Craig Zackey was now at the point where he was getting used to the Kannemeyer way.
“It has always been our style to give our horses a chance. We like them to learn to settle and to run on. Just as Keagan de Melo did when he first started, Craig will take a few months to get to know the horses. He was very impressed with the way Green With Envy made up so much ground at his second start and hopefully he can make amends today.”
When asked whether Green With Envy was a Cape Guineas horse, Kannemeyer said that he preferred to let his horses do the talking on the track.
“We will know more about him today. He is fit and well and has a good draw. Maybe the Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Summer course would be ideal, but good horses overcome challenges,” concluded Kannemeyer.
Foudre, like Green With Envy will be ridden by Craig Zackey for Khaya Stables. The colt hails from the Candice Bass-Robinson stable and takes his place in Race 3 and he is probably the best bet on the card. He has produced two good runs to date.
He raced from a prominent position over 1400m last time and stayed on to finish third.
The well-related son of Fire Away will love the rise to 2000m. He is a progressive type and from pole position, he can shed his maiden tag.
Trainer Glen Kotzen saddles Dual Agent in Race 4.
She returns from a 15-week break, during which time she would have strengthened up.
She was her own worst enemy over this distance at Hollywoodbets Scottsville last time but was not beaten far.
The daughter of Twice Over has plenty of scope. She jumps from a good draw of four and if not in need of the run, she should give her older rivals a run for their money.
|Weather||Clear Skies, 22 km/h South Easterly Head wind|
|Rainfall||Last 24 Hours: Nil||Last 7 Days: 5mm|
|Irrigation||Last 24 Hours: 10mm||Last 7 Days: 40mm|
|False Rail||Rail set in original position on back straight, 7m spur at approximately the 550m mark.|
- The Bipot starts in the second race at 13h15
- The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 13h50
- The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 14h25
- The first Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 15h00
- The second Jackpot starts in the sixth race at 15h35