SNAITH Racing are invariably in top form, and Justin Snaith has never made a secret of it that they prepare their runners for ‘firing’ on major race days,especially.
Here are Jonathan Snaith’s runner comments for Sun Met Day, to help you make up your minds and structure your exotics.
Race 9: Gr1 Sun Met
Do It Again is lightly raced and has been sensational this Cape season. He will be the one to beat on form, but there are some classy individuals and he will need to be at his best. Doublemint is as game as they come and extremely capable on his day. Made To Conquer is highly consistent and should be competitive, despite being out at the weights. Oh Susanna will have to be an absolute star to pull this off at the weights, which she is. She will give the boys plenty to think about.
Race 3: Tattersalls Summer Juvenile Stakes
Cyber Blossom hasn’t done much wrong, but this is much stronger. She could have her work cut out.
Race 4: CTS 1200
Captainofthesea needs to repeat his penultimate run to have a real chance. He likes the course and distance, but Cirillo looks hard to beat. Clipper Captain has ability, but it’s a very tough ask for him. Frank Lloyd Wright is a class horse coming off a rest and gelding. He has upset potential if not needing it too much. Seventh Sea has solid course and distance form, and can fill a minor place.
Race 5: The CTS 1600
Silvano’s Pride is in an extremely tough field but she’s a class filly and should run into contention.
Race 6: Gr 1 Cape Flying Championship
Kasimir is a top-class individual, but that’s on the short side for him. He will run a massive race. Sergeant Hardy can beat the best on his day as when he won this race last year. He’s better than recent efforts and is upset potential. Sir Frenchie has disappointed of late but has surprised on the big days before, and tries blinkers again.
Race 7: Gr 1 Cape Derby
Belgarion hasn’t put a foot wrong so far. He’s a class individual and has an Eachway shout. We’ve rated Bunker Hunt for quite some time. He is a classic type of horse and has winning claims in an open race. Knights Templar caught the eye last time and will enjoy the trip, but will need to produce his very best to feature.
Race 8: Gr 1Majorca Stakes
Snowdance is capable of a lot better than her Queen’s Plate effort. We expect her to bounce back to her best, and make her the filly to beat. Lady In Black is the obvious danger in a serious, serious race. Miyabi Gold choked up last time, but will need to be at her very best to feature.
Race 10: New Turf Carriers Stayers
If Elusive Silva returns to best he will be the one to beat but has been disappointing lately. He will relish the extra distance and shouldn’t be left out. Magnificent Seven needed his last run. If he stays the trip he will be right in the shakeup. Strathdon is well weighted. He is in great form and a serious runner. Ovidio returns from a year off. He is one of the best stayers in the country at best and if you are going wide in exotics, chuck him in.