Dean Kannemeyer will fancy his chances of winning his third Cape Derby after just eleven entries were received for the R1,5 million SplashOut Gr1 Cape Derby to be run at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday 24 February.
The classic brings the curtain down on the Cape Summer Of Champions season and Kannemeyer, who won this race with Dynasty and Capetown Noir, has a dual entry, headed by the Schweppes Gr3 Politician Stakes, winner Green With Envy who ran cracking races into the places in both the Cape Punters Cup and the Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas.
Antepost favourite Green With Envy carries the Khaya Stables black and yellow flag – the same silks as those worn by the top class Capetown Noir.
Candice Bass-Robinson’s Beach Bomb is the only filly in the entry line-up. After winning the WSB Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas and Cartier Gr1 Paddock Stakes, she ran a below-par race in the Majorca Stakes.
Justin Snaith’s trio is headed by Cape Punters Cup and Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas third-placer Hluhluwe.
CAPE DERBY (Grade 1)
|Green With Envy
|Royal Swan Master
Hollywoodbets have priced up an antepost market – see more here.