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Sun Met rides confirmed

Anton Marcus has been engaged to ride L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate third placer Rainbow Bridge in the R5 million Gr1 Sun Met to be run over 2000m on Saturday 26 January.

Anton Marcus

This was confirmed today by the Ideal World gelding’s trainer Eric Sands.

Marcus is replaced by reigning SA Champion jockey Lyle Hewitson on his long standing star partner Legal Eagle, who has drifted to double digit odds after his one-paced fourth in Saturday’s prestigious mile – which he was bidding to win for the fourth time. Hewitson is sponsored by Avontuur, who bred the champion multiple SA Horse Of The Year.

Bernard Fayd'herbe

Bernard Fayd’herbe

Bernard Fayd’herbe, who was designated to ride Rainbow Bridge for the summer season, has switched allegiances to Paddock Stakes winner Oh Susanna, who bids to win the Met for the second consecutive year.

Fayd’herbe is riding in Dubai and will return on Friday 25 January to partner the ruling SA Horse Of The Year. No reasons have been given for his replacement on the boom gelding.

In other engagements, Mauritzfontein-Wilgerbosdrift jockey Gavin Lerena will be riding Glen Kotzen’s 2018 Cape Derby winner Eyes Wide Open, who ran unplaced in Saturday’s Gr2 Peninsula Handicap.

Final declarations for the Cape flagship race are due at 11am on Monday 14 January and the final field will be announced shortly thereafter.

The barrier draw function will coincide with the SA Hall Of Fame announcement on Wednesday 16 January.

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