Cape Town’s biggest race, The Sun Met takes place at Kenilworth on Saturday and we take a look at the field and suggest a bet.
A relatively small field of 13 runners takes to the start in this year’s Met and Queen’s plate winner, Do It Again, is priced at 13/10 favourite at the time of writing. The current Durban July Champion is coming off a stunning victory in the Queen’s Plate where he got going late to mow down the field in a distance short of his best. The reaction of his jockey Richard Fourie at the end of the race was of someone who had not only won the Queen’s Plate but saw himself winning the Met as well.
There is plenty of quality in the field including 2nd favourite Rainbow Bridge, priced at 5/1. Rainbow Bridge was a bit disappointing in the Queen’s Plate where he was given every chance but failed to kick on with the horses that ran 1st and 2nd. Still this longer distance could suit and he certainly looks a progressive sort.
Oh Susanna is the defending Champion with the filly winning last year. She looks to have a much harder task at the weights this year but is pure quality and cannot be discounted.
Those are the only 3 in single figures in the betting and after that we go to Head Honcho at 12/1 and the 7 year old Legal Eagle who is priced at 14/1 and was beaten in the Queen’s Plate over his favourite distance.
Suggested bet: Do It Again win at 13/10
I am the type of punter who tries to beat the favourite in these big races, but the more I look at the form the more I think that the favourite is an absolute good thing here. I am not going to mess around and will back Do It Again to win and also banker him in my Pick 6.
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Suggested Bet: Swinger – Made To Conquer and Do It Again
I am also expecting a big run from Made To Conquer, the runner-up in the July. Made To Conquer is one of a very strong hand that Justin Snaith has in the race, including of course the favourite and I can once again see this 5 year old chasing home his stable companion.
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Prices quoted subject to change