Tarry’s Comet Tough To Beat

First is due off at 13h00

Hollywoodbets Durbanville runs alongside Turffontein this afternoon and eight races are carded.

There are three feature races carded, including the Listed Southeaster Sprint, the Non-Black Type Cape Racing Sales Ready To Run Stakes and the Non-Black Type Prestige Plate.

The first is due off at 13h00.

Sean Tarry’s Tail of the Comet has shown versatility and class in his three starts to date and looks the banker when he steps out today in the Cape Racing Sales Ready to Run Stakes over 1400m, going left-handed at Hollywoodbets Durbanville for the first time.

Tail Of The Comet – a standout today (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Cape Racing report that having won down the straight on debut at Hollywoodbets Scottsville when punted with conviction, he next ran with distinction in a strong race behind Outlaw King around Hollywoodbets Greyville’s right-handed bends, before moving up to the Highveld where he trounced rivals at Turffontein, despite a loose noseband.

Such adaptability will serve this very talented Gimmethegreenlight colt well today. Trainer Sean Tarry has a high-class prospect here and  Richard Fourie is entrusted with the riding from a favourable draw of 3.

Their main threat could be another Gauteng invader, Just be Lekker from Candice Dawson’s yard.

The William Longsword filly was comprehensively outfinished by a charging Tail of the Comet in the race won by Outlaw King at the end of July, so has a couple of lengths to make up. Yet, her most recent dip in the Joburg Spring Challenge was a sterling effort close to top-notch fillies, Feather Boa and Captain Peg.

Reprising that level of form gives her a high probability money chance from draw 5.

Earlier on in the card, Justin Snaith saddles Call To Unite in Race 3. He produced a promising debut effort over 1250m on this course.

The way he finished off his race was eye-catching. The son of Vercingetorix would have gained from the experience and should love the rise to the mile.

Grant van Niekerk takes the ride and he should improve to find himself in the winner’s enclosure.

Dean Street from the Lucinda Woodruff stable represents decent each way value in the lucky last.

He should have finished closer to the winner last time as he had to be switched for running room at the 400m mark.

The way he has been racing recently suggests that he should have no issues with the drop to 1000m.

He takes a drop-in class and with Bernard Fayd’Herbe in the saddle, he can return to winning ways.

General Information as at 21 October 08h26
Weather Mostly Sunny, 31km/h South Easterly Head wind
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: 10mm Last 7 Days: 50mm
Penetrometer Reading 21
Track Condition Good
False Rail Rail set in original position
  • The Bipot starts in the first race at 13h00
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the second race at 13h35
  • The Pick 6 starts in the third race at 14h10
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fourth race at 14h45
  • The second Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 15h21


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