THERE have been some important changes to the WC feature races for the upcoming Summer Season.
The most noteworthy of these sees the Sun Met moved back a week to the first Saturday in February.
The Cape Fillies Guineas has been moved to the second Saturday in December and the Cape Guineas to the 3rd Saturday in December.
This allows 3 weeks from Gauteng’s Dingaans at the end of November and the Highveld’s Fillies Mile will be run 3 weeks before the Cape Fillies Guineas.
The Cape Derby has been moved off Sun Met day towards the end of February, allowing the top three-year-olds to run in both the Sun Met and the Derby.
The movement of the Derby means that the Politician Stakes (Derby Trial) moves off LQP day and onto Sun Met day.
The Diadem Stakes, Prix du Cap, Cape of Good Hope Nursery and Kenilworth Fillies Nursery have moved to 22nd February, creating another ‘Mega Day’ of racing 3 weeks after the Sun Met.
Moving the 2 Nurseries earlier in the year is in the hopes of attracting bigger ﬁelds as well as an additional opportunity for youngsters who did not win the Juvenile Stakes on Met Day.
The full feature schedule is as follows:
Laisserfaire Stakes Listed 1100m
Woolavington Stakes Listed 2400m
Cape Mile 1600m
Concorde Cup Grade 2 1600m
Merchants Stakes Grade 2 1200m
Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes 1400m
Cape Fillies Guineas Grade 1 1600m
Southern Cross Stakes Grade 2 1000m
Green Point Stakes Grade 2 1600m
Cape Summer Stayers Handicap Grade 3 2500m
Cape Guineas Grade 1 1600m
Premier Trophy Grade 2 1800m
Victress Stakes Grade 3 1800m
Southeaster Sprint Listed 1100m
Need For Speed Sprint 1000m
Cartier Sceptre Stakes Grade 2 1200m
Jamaica Handicap Listed 2000m
L’Ormarins Queens Plate Grade 1 1600m
Paddock Stakes Grade 1 1800m
Peninsula Handicap Grade 2 1800m
Chairman’s Cup Grade 3 3200m
Sun Met Grade 1 2000m
Majorca Stakes Grade 1 1600m
Cape Flying Championship Grade 1 1000m
Cape Stayers Grade 2 2800m
Politician Stakes Listed 1800m
Summer Juvenile Stakes Listed 1000m
CTS Sprint 1200m CTS Mile 1600m
Cape Derby Grade 1 2000m
Diadem Stakes Grade 2 1200m
Prix du Cap Grade 3 1400m
Cape Of Good Hope Nursery Grade 3 1200m
Kenilworth Fillies Nursery Grade 3 1200m
Jet Master Stakes Listed 1600m
Kenilworth Cup Listed 3200m