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The Johan Janse van Vuuren-trained Outofthedarkness (Gimmethegreenlight) looks the best value in tomorrow’s Grade 1 WSB SA Classic at best odds of around 12.5/1 and Chimichuri Run (Trippi) is also value at around 8/1 for the Grade 2 Wilgerbosdrift Hawaii Stakes.

Outofthedarkness (pictured) has not set a foot wrong to date.

The good looking bay won his first two starts over 1000m and 1200m respectively.

He was then touched off by the useful Litigation in a handicap over 1400m when receiving 1kg.

He was probably sent for home a touch early that day and Litigation has subsequently won the Non-Black Type Egoli Mile.

Outofthedarkness was then pipped on the line by the more experienced William Robertson in the Grade 3 Tony Ruffel over the same Turffontein Standside 1400m.  

His biggest test came next up in the Grade 2 WSB Gauteng Guineas. and he passed with flying colours.

Jumping from a wide draw of ten out of eleven he was dropped out to the back.

He relaxed well one wide with cover.

In the straight he crept up with not much effort and when switched to the outside stayed on strongly.

He was not stopping at the line and finished a 2,75 length third.

On pedigree he should enjoy the step up in trip.

His sire Gimmethegeenlight was the first three-year-old to win the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate for 39 years. He followed up by finishing a 1,25length third in the Met to the great Igugu. Ironically it was his run in the SA Classic which forced his early retirement as he sustained a minor ligament strain. 

Outofthedarkness’s female line will stand him in good stead over this trip. His dam Negroamaro is by stamina influence Fort Wood and although her two wins were from 1400m to 1600m, including the Grade 3 Fillies Mile, it was only hanging inward that cost her the Grade 1 SA Fillies Classic. She had displayed a fine turn of foot to hit the front from midfield that day and looked to have it sown up when hanging across the track in the final 50m, allowing Juxtapose to pip her by 0,40 lengths. Later in the Grade 1 Woolavington 2000 she did it the hard way in front and stayed on strongly, with only the top class Bela-Bela able to fetch her, beating her by 1,25 lengths.

Furthermore, Outofthedarkness now has a plum draw of two and he should still have plenty of improvement in him having only had five starts to date.

Keagan de Melo, who is the most in-form rider in the country, remains aboard.

Chimichuri Run has been kept to sprints for most of his career only because his form was so good over those distances. However, he is equally effective over further and boasts a half-a-length second to One World as a three-year-old in the Grade 2 Concorde over 1600m and last year finished a flying 2,40 length third to the Equus Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge in the Grade 1 weight for age Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge over 1600m. 

He has now lost some of his sprint speed as a six-year-old so is going to be campaigned over further.

Last time out over 1400m jockey Raymond Danielson thought he was going  to win easily over 1400m but he just lost momentum in the last 50 metres allowing Invidia to dead-heat with him.

He will now be 4kg better off with Invidia and gets 1kg from the topweight MK’s Pride who has a wide draw.

He has a fair draw of six out of ten, considering he is likely to be dropped out before flying at them in the straight. 

Picture: JC Photos