What’s Your Early Met Fancy?

Save the date - 27 January 2024

Last season’s sophomore arch-rivals Charles Dickens and See It Again head the Hollywoodbets ante-post betting boards for the 162nd renewal of the WSB Cape Town Met to be run at the new-look Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday 27 January 2024.

Both trainers Candice Bass-Robinson (Charles Dickens) and Michael Roberts (See It Again) are yet to saddle a Met winner, although Roberts was in the saddle when Fred Rickaby’s Sledgehammer won the Cape flagship in 1975.

See It Again slams Charles Dickens in the SplashOut Cape Derby (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Equus champion Charles Dickens makes his season debut on Saturday in the Gr3 Hollywoodbets Matchem Stakes.

See It Again, who runs in the Jonsson silks of 2023 Met winner Jet Dark, beat the Drakenstein champion over the Met course and distance in the 2023 Gr1 SplashOut Cape Derby to give his trainer a maiden Gr1 winner.

Charles Dickens avenged the defeat with a fluent victory in the WSB Gr2 KZN Guineas three months later.

See Hollywoodbets’ WSB Cape Town Met ante-post betting here.

See It Again’s regular pilot Piere Strydom has reportedly put his retirement plans on ice to ride the son of Twice Over in the 2024 Cape Town Met. Strydom previously partnered Angus to victory in the 2003 renewal.

SA Horse Of The Year Princess Calla is on offer at 5-1.

Cape Racing announced last weekend that the countdown to the World Sports Betting Cape Town Met has officially begun and the Cape’s most captivating social event returns to top form, promising to be a fusion of grand tradition and the beauty of Cape contemporary.

The official theme will be announced on Friday, 29 September.

#SoExcited #CapeTownMet #RacingRevolution #StayTuned

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