See It Again after winning the Splash Out Cape Derby (Wayne Marks)
Trainer Michael Roberts confirmed his superstar Twice Over colt See It Again will make his reappearance on Saturday the 28th and Piere Strydom will retain the ride.
Strydom had been offered a few rides at the big Turffontein Standside Allied Steelrode On A Mission Charity Mile meeting but as a testament to his commitment to See It Again he will jump off those rides just to come down for the ride on the big horse. He said after all See It Again was the horse who had caused his retirement to be put on hold.
See It Again has been entered for a Pinnacle Stakes race over 1600m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville turf.
According to the benchmarks for the race, the 131 merit rated colt will carry 62kg and the second highest rated horse in the field, the 105 rated Airways Law, will carry 59kg.
So it should be a doddle for See It Again.
However, Roberts said, “It is just a warm up run, but I have been happy with him.”
He said he would just take it race by race in consultation with owner Nick Jonsson.
There might be two other horses from the Roberts yard going down to Cape Town with See It Again.
By a mutual agreement with owner Tommy Crowe and former trainer Doug Campbell, the smart Rabada gelding Ermelo has moved to the Roberts yard.
The reason for this is he has had issues, including in the starting stalls, and his regular rider Rachel Venniker will be able to give a lot of attention to these issues at her home base of Summerveld.
He will eventually return to the Campbell yard.
Sunblushed was also set to go to Cape Town, but when tried over further last time (1900m) this normally good tempered The United States gelding cocked his jaw and ran off the course.
Roberts rates this horse and shelved a plan to go for the Charity Mile, because he would unlikely get in with so many highly rated entries, and he might now go for the Grand Heritage.
Cape Town is also still an option.