Fourie, Snaith Vow to make punters happy
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.