A long weekend filled with activities is what racing fans can look forward to at Kenilworth on Saturday.
From the breeze ups on Friday morning, racing on Saturday to the Ready To Run Sale on Sunday is what many would have diarised for the end of October.
The non black-type CTS De Grendel Ready To Run Stakes is the headline attraction on an eight race card. A full field of sixteen graduates (nine colts and seven fillies) from around the country will line up for 2021 renewal of this 1400m contest.
The East Cape visitor WHATEVER NEXT is best treated by the conditions of the race, while Gauteng raiders, SLINGS AND ARROWS and MOUNIA are both drawn wide. Of the local brigade, HOMELY GIRL and DANCETILDAYLIGHT are in good form but also have wide
berths to contend with.
My each way selection in the race is QUEEN OF SHADOWS, she is well drawn, has the services of an inform jock aboard, she will be doing her best work late and represents a form line that has been franked at Grade 2 level.
Many like me will be looking at GEM KING as the potential best bet/banker on the day in race 3. He is having his fifth career start, is holding form well, and it’s not every day that you will see Anton Marcus onboard a Piet Steyn runner in a race.
Unless there is a first timer that is above average, he will be finishing off his race with that
customary late rally and looks ready to exit the maiden ranks.
Justin Snaith and Richard Fourie have been in devastating form of late churning out the winners, and their rich vein of form is likely to continue in race 4 with TIZONA. He was runner up in his last 2 starts, is having his 3rd run since being gelded, beautifully drawn in
stall gate 2 and comes from a form line that has held up well. He has everything in his favour to go one better in the opening leg of the Jackpot.
What a weekend we have to look forward to, hope to see you at the races!!
(Rouvaun Smit goalsandgallops.com)
RACE BY RACE SELECTIONS:
RACE 1: 2 3 6 9
RACE 2: 5 3 2 1
RACE 3: 2 9 3 4
RACE 4: 2 3 9 1
RACE 5: 8 1 5 2
RACE 6: 2 1 5 7
RACE 7: 11 1 10 13
RACE 8: 5 1 3 7