Isivunguvungu winning the Gr 1 Jonsson Workwear Computaform Sprint (Picture: Chase Liebenberg).
The Equus Champion Sprinter Isivunguvungu heads for Cape Town next Thursday together with eleven other stablemates.
The Peter Muscutt-trained five-year-old What A Winter gelding will be attempting to complete a career grandslam of open Gr 1 weight for age Sprints in South Africa by winning the Cape Flying Championship over 1000m on WSB Met day. He finished an unlucky 1,55 length third in last year’s Cape Flying and went on to land the other two open Gr 1 wfa sprints in the country, the Jonsson Workwear Computaform Sprint and the Mercury Sprint.
He has been doing “great”.
Quasiforsure (Quasillo) will be on the float. He was unlucky not to have won a feature in Cape Town last season. His jockey stopped riding him a couple of strides from the line in the Listed Gordon’s Gin Jet Master Stakes over 1600m at which stage he had the race sewn up. However, this error of judgement led to the horse being overtaken.
Muscutt is sending four promising three-year-olds, Bristol Hercules (Lancaster Bomber), Except Temptation (Fire Away), Kupholiwe (William Longsword) and Down By The River (Fire Away).
Five two-year-olds will also be going down.
More horses from the yard will be going down at a later date.
Muscutt had five wins in Cape Town last season at a 9.62% strike rate and it should bave been six if it were not for the jockey’s error of judgement on Quasiforsure.