Belong To Me primed for Lanzerac
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.
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.