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Sean Tarry -  quietly confident ahead of Saturday's big one

Sean Tarry – quietly confident ahead of Saturday’s big one

Trainer Sean Tarry considers his unbeaten Trippi colt Zambezi River Cape Guineas material and says that he will know more about the impressive Drakenstein bred colt after Saturday’s R2 million Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes at Kenilworth.

Tarry saddles Zambezi River and the Goldkeeper colt Imperial Gold in Saturday’s richly endowed event and exuded an air of quiet confidence when we spoke to him earlier.

He conceded that he had little idea of the strength of the local hopes but said that he had a very strong hand with his two.

Zambezi River, a R400 000 Cape Ready To Run graduate is owned by Chris Van Niekerk and Markus Jooste, and is unbeaten in two sprints.

“The one negative if I need to earmark one is the fact that Zambezi River dwells at the start. But he has shown a terrific turn of foot to win his races and on paper I expect him to be better over further. Ironically our prized 1 draw may count against us if he loses ground on Saturday, but S’manga knows him well,” he said.

How good is Zambezi River?

“Look, I don’t want to get ahead of myself with a horse that has only run twice but I have the Cape Guineas in mind depending how he goes on Saturday. That is how good we think he is.”

And what of the left-handed turn?

Anthony Delpech enjoyed a big weekend and rides Imperial Gold

Anthony Delpech enjoyed a big weekend and rides Imperial Gold

“Coming off the Cape Ready To Run Sale, they would all have some experience of a a left-handed turn. Also I have found that running a touch green around a strange turn can be beneficial as they tend to do less,” he said.

Anthony Delpech rides Tarry’s other runner, the R180 000 buy Imperial Gold.

How is he expected to go?

“He may not boast the impressive form on paper of Zambezi Gold, but he is a top horse whose prep has just not gone as smoothly as his stablemate. He has also only run twice and is drawn a bit wide but don’t discount him and I have a top jockey aboard too,” he suggested.

The Tarry pair leave Johannesburg on Monday morning and are expected at Eric Sands’ Milnerton yard on Tuesday.

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