WHILE the annual July fever starts to take a hold, Saturday’s focus moves to Kenilworth, where four feature races will be decided, including the last of three legs of the Cape Winter Series for colts and fillies respectively.
Most members of Justin Snaith’s “A team” are competing in Durban at present, but Nexus has come through the ranks well at his home base in recent months and could step up another notch in the listed Winter Derby over 2400m.
Helen’s Ideal, who posted a hat-trick of wins with a narrow success in April’s listed Sweet Chestnut Stakes, should make it four-in-row in the listed Winter Oaks. Stoutly bred, she is likely to enjoy her first attempt at 2400m.
The two listed races for juveniles will be hotly contested, though bookmakers seem to think Silver Operator is as good as past the post in the Langerman for colts over 1500m. They’ve opened his odds in the red at 810, but Finding Camelot and Double Alliance will ensure he has a race on his hands.
Joey Ramsden’s Howl caught the eye on her 1200m debut and looks ready to make major improvement in the Irridescence Stakes for fillies, where an opening call of 8-1 makes her worth considering as an inclusion. Value in Red.