DUAL Gr1 winner Got The Greenlight has the advantage of proven class in the Gr1 SA Derby tomorrow, but he is not guaranteed to stay.
“We have our reservations,” trainer Joe Soma told Turf Talk. “Got The Greenlight has improved since his SA Classic win, he has muscled up and looks beautiful, but only the race will show if he stays.”
Got The Greenlight’s damline (Commands), shows New Zealand staying blood (not foreign to winning South African stayers’ classics) and Soma said: “That’s a positive, but in normal circumstances we wouldn’t be running our horse over 2450m after a three-month rest.
“Sure, everyone’s in the same boat, but Turffontein is the most testing track in the country, this 2450m finds them out. If Got The Greenlight stays I think he will win, but we just don’t know.”