THE Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge defending champion Undercover Agent (photo) has been doing very well at Summerveld and the Brett Crawford yard make him the one to beat on Saturday, despite it being one of the strongest fields in the races history, writes DAVID THISELTON of Gold Circle.

Assistant trainer Peter Muscutt said, “He has come through his very encouraging run in the Tsogo Sun Sprint in fine order. He will go in to the Gold Challenge third up, it should be his peak run, and from the optimum one draw he is the horse to beat.”

Muscutt admitted it to be a very competitive race with the like of Do It Again, Rainbow Bridge and Soqrat in the field, not to mention Cirillo and Matador Man, but added, “They have got to come and get him.”

Asked on what made him think the big Captain Al colt could reverse L’Ormarin’s Queen’s Plate form with the first three mentioned above, Muscutt said, “I think he is better on a right hand track and Greyville is far more suitable for him as a forward going horse than Kenilworth.” – D Thiselton/Gold Circle.


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