Noah wins in Sin­ga­pore

IM­POS­ING: FILLY HAS FACED FAR STRONGER AND LOVES DURBANVILLE Best bet Dubula looks to have Race 8 at his mercy.

The Citizen (KZN) - - FRONT PAGE - Ken Ni­col

The FM 82 Hand­i­cap over 1400m pro­vides an in­trigu­ing puz­zle at Durbanville to­mor­row.

At first glance Race 7 and the last leg of the Jack­pot is a highly com­pet­i­tive af­fair, but on closer in­spec­tion top weight Cape Char­lotte’s win­ning prospects be­gin to shine very brightly.

Cru­cially this Pa­trick Kruy­er­trained filly ab­so­lutely loves this track, with two wins and two se­conds from five ap­pear­ances, as op­posed to a sin­gle run­ner up berth in six at­tempts at Ke­nil­worth.

That ef­fort was a ca­reer-best one though, as she was ran a mile above her then 82 rat­ing when run­ner up to Fres­naye in the High­lands Stud Stormsvlei Mile in May.

Given the max­i­mum four­point in­crease for fin­ish­ing se­cond in a listed con­test, she was again far from dis­graced end­ing sixth, four lengths off easy win­ner Brave Move in an­other listed race - this time the Ladies Mile a month ago.

On both those runs she is far bet­ter than her current hand­i­cap mark, and de­spite an im­pos­ing look­ing 61,5kg should prove too classy for the far more limited ri­vals she meets here.

Favola looks the pri­mary threat. She has fin­ished strongly to win her last two races since don­ning blink­ers, and car­ries un­der 50kg with ap­pren­tice Louis Burke tak­ing off 4kg.

Spam Alert, Phi­lae and Ka­maishi make most ap­peal of the bal­ance.

The meet­ing’s head­liner is Race 2 – a MR 91 Hand­i­cap over the same trip, and plenty have chances.

Orakal would be a nar­row first choice. He is un­beaten in two ap­pear­ances here, and made a most en­cour­ag­ing re­turn from a rest a few weeks ago when run­ning on for se­cond to the im­prov­ing Grand Sil­vano.

From pole po­si­tion with newly crowned Cape cham­pion Aldo Domeyer up he has to be the one to beat.

Bot­tom weight Spec­tra Force is cer­tain to throw down a lively chal­lenge. An­other good ride for Burke, he went start to fin­ish here last time, and holds Orakal on their meet­ing in March, although our se­lec­tion has im­proved markedly since.

Nasty Harry and Ready Steady Go are both bet­ter known as sprint­ers, but will be con­tenders if get­ting the ex­tra dis­tance, while Sil­ver Mas­ter and the mare Sam­sara both love this trip and have to be con­sid­ered as well.

You have to wait for the fi­nal event for the best bet of the day though.

From a plum in­side draw and given his proven lik­ing for Durbanville, Brett Craw­ford­trained Dubula ap­pears to have Race 8 at his mercy.

Pic­ture: Wayne Marks

CHAL­LENGER. Ka­maishi, a three-time win­ner at Ke­nil­worth, could pose the big­gest threat to Cape Char­lotte in Race 7, a FM 82 Hand­i­cap, at Durbanville to­mor­row.

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