Be­long To Me primed for Lanz­erac

The Star Early Edition - - RACING - DAVID THISELTON

THE Jo­han Janse Van Vu­uren-trained Be­long To Me will be leav­ing Jo­han­nes­burg to­day (Wed­nes­day) to run in the R2 mil­lion Lanz­erac Ready To Run Stakes over 1 400m at Ke­nil­worth.

The three-year-old An­to­nius Pius colt won his penul­ti­mate start over 1 200m on the Turf­fontein Inside track in im­pres­sive style, win­ning by 4,25 lengths and beat­ing the like of Astro, Pi­o­neer Spirit and Front Rank.

Next time out in the Gr3 Gra­ham Beck Stakes over 1 400m he threw up his head for a stride or two about 100m after the start be­fore be­ing al­lowed to go three wide around a cou­ple of horses onto the flank of the leader.

Harry’s Son

That ef­fort took its toll and he didn’t find a lot in the clos­ing stages, but still man­aged to fin­ish just 3,25 lengths be­hind the cham­pion colt Harry’s Son, al­beit re­ceiv­ing 2,5kg.

He con­firmed form with the run­ner up of his penul­ti­mate start, Amaz­ing Strike.

The im­pres­sion given was that he should much pre­fer the eas­ier Ke­nil­worth Old Course, although it will be his first time on a left hand track.

He will be rid­den by We­i­chong Mar­wing, who has won on him be­fore, from draw eight.

It will be no sur­prise to see him right up with the pace, from where he will be a dan­ger­ous con­tender.

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