SUN Met winner Rainbow Bridge will renew rivalry with his Drill Hall conqueror Undercover Agent in the Rising Sun Gold Challenge at Greyville on June 8 and last year’s Vodacom Durban July hero Do It Again will also be in the line-up.

The way Rainbow Bridge flew home to be beaten little more than a head in his first race for more than three months was a revelation even though trainer Eric Sands had predicted that he would be competitive.

Sands said this week: “He has matured physically and hopefully that maturity is coming through because he travelled to the course the best he has ever done. He was very well in himself but I was concerned about his going right-handed for the first time, that it was his first night meeting and he was dropping back to seven furlongs.

 “Anton said they were getting away from him going through the 700m and when he turned for home the horse was last. He said he could have given him a smack but he didn’t see the point until he found his legs and, when the horse did, he didn’t have to give him a smack.”  – D Thiselton/Gold Circle.

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