It might be a midweek meeting but there are two Listed races on Wednesday’s Kenilworth card – the WSB Perfect Promise Sprint over 1200m for two-year-old fillies and the WSB Somerset 1200 for two-year-olds – Races 6 and 7 respectively.
Improving last-start winners Mercury Rising and Kwinta’s Light are able back-up for the yard, and both appear capable of picking up the pieces should Winter Mosaic misfire.
Snaith has another three-pronged attack in Race 7 and will be hopeful highly rated Ravensthorpe can complete a Listed double for the yard.
After a quiet introductory fifth on debut, this son of Rafeef knew the job second time out as he waltzed to victory over 1200m by 6.25 lengths over the course and distance. There are expectations he will build on the good impression he left last time to follow up with another win.
He will need to improve, though, to get the better of top-weight African Rain who has the form and experience to expose any chinks in his rival’s armour.
Candice Bass-Robinson will be pinning her hopes on hat-trick seeking Santa Maria in the fillies event and African Rain in Race 7 who, as the only two-time winner in the line-up, must concede weight to all.
Jack Milner’s selections
Race 1: 9 Dragonfly, 8 Double Superlative, 7 Debonair, 2 Mr Frostie
Race 2: 7 Tamil Tiger, 8 Amanzimtoti, 11 Silver Darling, 6 Queen Mercury
Race 3: 4 Benjamin, 2 Izapha, 1 Captain Dizzy, 3 Fort Red
Race 4: 7 Golden Dah, 4 Tallahassee, 3 Katie To, 5 Granny’s Moon
Race 5: 8 Lilac Sensation, 6 Starboard, 7 Pretty Betty, 9 Rille
Race 6: 6 Winter Mosaic, 3 Kwinta’s Light, 2 Santa Maria, 1 Kissing Point
Race 7: 6 Ravensthorpe, 1 African Rain, 7 Trip Of Fortune, 8 Infinite Peace
Race 8: 7 Double Charge, 1 Giacomo Puccini, 2 All Lit Up, 4 Jean’s Man
Race 1 No 9 Dragonfly
Race 3 No 4 Benjamin
Race 7 1×6
www.tabonline.co.za – Jack Milner