Internationally acknowledged breeding powerhouse Ridgemont will again sponsor Saturday’s major race stepping-stone, the R350 000 Gr3 Peninsula Handicap, on the Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas undercard.
The 1800m contest will be run at the newly revamped and now sold-out Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse and has attracted a quality field of 16.
The Peninsula is a strategically placed programme point en route to the Gr1 L’Ormarins King’s Plate and the WSB Gr1 Cape Town Met in January.
Ten of Saturday’s contestants are Cape Town Met entrants, and will be out to demonstrate their wellbeing and cement their claims to a berth in the Cape showpiece race on 27 January 2024.
Ridgemont also sponsor the prestigious Gr1 Garden Province Stakes, which is run at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Hollywoodbets Durban July day.
The Peninsula Handicap is a feature with a special significance for the Kieswetter family, and racing fans will recall that it was the 2017 renewal that provided the penultimate victory in an explosive five-run winning streak by their international campaigner Whisky Baron, which culminated in a truly memorable success for the family in the Gr1 Sun Met of 2017.
- The Ridgemont Gr3 Peninsula Handicap will be run at 15h05 on Saturday.