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See It Again winning the Gr 2 WSB Green Point Stakes (Picture: Wayne Marks)

See It Again has arrived at Summerveld after a month long rest at the place of his birth Drakenstein Stud following his disappointing WSB Cape Town Met run.

Trainer Michael Roberts said his chief target now will be the Gr 1 Hollywoodbets Durban July.

He said the Gr 1 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge would be his stepping stone into that race

He added he would try and find a suitable race for him before the Gold Challenge.

He said he was not sure about the traditional pipe opener for top horses i.e. the Gr 2 IOS Drill Hall, being the race because he said 1400m was a touch on the sharp side for him.

He said about the disappointing fourth place finish in the Met , “It was obviously disappointing … very disappointing. I know that he is a very good horse and the Met was his worst performance … I was gutted. I couldn’t believe it but thank goodness he came out of it alright and he looks well. I was on the farm (a couple of weeks ago) to have a look at him and everything was hunky dory. They did a good job with him over there. I am very pleased they accepted our request to look after him.”

He arrived at Summerveld looking good and had put on a bit of weight having let down nicely on the farm.

It was obviously not the Twice Over colt’s run in the Met and although they were unable to put a finger on anything being wrong the circumstantial evidence, considering some other below par runs from Milnerton-based horses on the day coupled with his own below par L’Ormarins King’s Plate effort, could have pointed to him having an underlying virus.

Roberts said about See It Again’s Champions Seaon campaign,”He doesn’t really need much to reach his peak.”

Therefore the two runs into the July after his farm rest should suffice.

He is still the highest rated active horse in the country on a merit rating of 132.

He is top of the ante-post board too with the sponsor on 9/2.

He is owned by Nick Jonsson as is the 5/1 second favourite, the Gr 2 Anthonij Rupert Wine Premier Trophy winner Mucho Dinero.

However, it has to be said 9/2 is poor value.

Last year he failed to win at starting odds of 7/2 off a 124 merit rating, despite enjoying a good trip in the race, and this year he will, as things stand be running off an eight point higher mark.

As things stand he will be out to be tihe fifth topweight vthis century to win tihe July following Do It Again (2020), Marinaresco (2017), Pocket Powwer 2008) and El Picha (2000).

The Gr 1 TAB SA Classic winner Purple Pitcher was given a merit rating of 120 and he has shortened in to 20/1 for the July with the sponsor. As things stand, presuming See It Again will be topweight off 132, Purple Pictehr will carry the minimum weigtht for a three-year-old male of 53kg, although he will be 1kg under sufferance..

SA Classic runner up Sandringham Summit is now at 17/1, third-placed William Iron Arm is at 33/1 and fourth-placed Pure Predator has shortened into 67/1.

Storm Brasco and Barbaresco disappointed and are 75/1 shots.

Cousin Casey caught the eye in the Horse Chestnut running on well and is out at 20/1.

Horses who were earmarked as July horses in their three-year-old season but then fail to deliver often come back as older horses and prove the sentiment right. Cousin Casey falls into that category.