Fourie, Snaith Vow to make pun­ters happy

The Citizen (KZN) - - Racing Express - Trevor Reid

The jockey-trainer com­bi­na­tion of Richard Fourie and Justin Snaith dom­i­nate Cape Town rac­ing week-in and week-out and should add to their al­ready im­pres­sive 19.56% win-strike rate when The Vow lines up in Race 4, a FM Maiden Plate over 1600m at Kenilworth race­course to­mor­row.

This will be the three-year-old daugh­ter of Ora­to­rio’s fourth run so she can only get bet­ter.

She has fin­ished third in her last two per­for­mances, both over 1400 matt his venue and was far from dis­graced when beaten 2.75 lengths by a de­cent sort in Spring is in the air last time.

The Vow ran ahead of A Mo­ment Apart on that oc­ca­sion and should have no trou­ble con­firm­ing su­pe­ri­or­ity.

She is the joint best-weighted run­ner along­side her main dan­ger, O Sole Mio.

The good news is that The Vow shoul­ders 1kg less than that ri­val and jumps from No 1 draw as op­posed to O Sole Mio’s No 10 bar­rier po­si­tion in this 10-horse field.

Since fin­ish­ing fourth at the first time of ask­ing, Vaughan Mar­shall-trained Speed Of Night has been threat­en­ing to leave the maiden ranks – fol­low­ing up his penul­ti­mate sec­ond with a note­wor­thy third.

If jockey MJ Byleveld can get this Jud­pot colt to make im­prove­ment on that last ef­fort, he will show his ri­vals a clean pair of heels in Race 2, a Maiden Plate over 1200m.

His case is fur­ther strength­ened by the fact his main dan­ger – Lead Singer – al­ways finds some­one to beat him and is re­turn­ing from a 74-day stint off the race­course.

On this ev­i­dence, Lead Singer is most likely go­ing to suf­fer from ring-rust.

You won’t get filthy rich but con­sider float­ing Lead Singer and Speed Of Night with the field in a Quar­tet and put all those win­nings on Per­fect Air in Race 6.

Con­sid­er­ing this Dy­nasty fiveyear-old was re­turn­ing from a break, she ran an ab­so­lute cracker when only beaten 4.05 lengths by the highly rated Miyabi Gold. The only con­cern is the fact she shoul­ders top-weight of 61.5kg.

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