One World takes Sun Met

NEW HOPE: A DROP IN CLASS COULD GET HER BACK IN A WIN­NING FRAME OF MIND

The Citizen (KZN) - - Front Page - Jack Mil­ner

Jockey MJ Byleveld, in the blue and white silks, rides One World to vic­tory ahead of Ryan Moore on Rain­bow Bridge in the 2020 R3 mil­lion Grade 1 Sun Met race at Ke­nil­worth Race­course in Cape Town this week­end.

Vir­ginia and Se­cret Dream look to be the dan­gers.

Aure­lia Cotta takes a drop in class and that could help her get back in a win­ning frame of mind when she runs in Race 7 at the Vaal to­mor­row over 1600m on the Clas­sic course.

Two runs back Sean Tarry’s charge took on the colts in the Non-Black Type Grand Her­itage over 1475m on the Vaal straight course. Af­ter that she trav­elled to KwaZulu-Na­tal to run in the Flam­boy­ant Stakes over 1600m at Greyville. In both cases she fin­ished down the field, but nei­ther was an em­bar­rass­ingly bad ef­fort.

In the Grand Her­itage she was beaten 7.60 lengths by River­stown to whom she gave 2.5kg. In the Flam­boy­ant Stakes she went down 5.20 lengths to Roy’s Riviera, but she was never able to get into the race. It could have been the yield­ing go­ing that af­fected her, but it was not her true form.

She is re­united with jockey Ray­mond Daniel­son for this race and he has a good record on the daugh­ter of Ashaawes. He was aboard when she won her two starts prior to the Grand Her­itage and also rode her when she fin­ished a four-length fourth be­hind Queen Supreme in a Grad­u­a­tion Plate, giv­ing Mike de Kock’s Grade 1 win­ner 2.5kg.

They jump from No 5 draw on a course where bar­rier po­si­tions are im­por­tant.

The main threat is likely to come from Vir­ginia from the Alec Laird sta­ble. She re­turned from a three-month lay­off to win a MR 104 Hand­i­cap over 1600m against the colts, beat­ing Cap­tain Of Tor­tuga.

She won her maiden on this course over this dis­tance and has the ad­van­tage of jump­ing from No 1 draw. S’manga Khu­malo rode her to vic­tory last time and has been en­gaged again to ride this daugh­ter of Phi­lan­thropist.

Se­cret Dream is an im­prov­ing three-year-old from the Lucky Houdalakis yard and if the top two fail, looks likely to pick up the pieces. She has raced six times for a win and three places and her last run, in which she fin­ished un­placed be­hind Machali, is best ig­nored as she choked up in run­ning.

She car­ries just 54.5kg and will be rid­den by Marco van Rens­burg. They will jump from No 6 draw. To take a bet

Go to www.tabon­line.co.za or www.bet­ting­world.co.za

Pic­ture: Liesl King

Pic­ture: Wayne Marks

GUTSY WIN. One World, rid­den by MJ Byleveld, keeps plug­ging away down the Ke­nil­worth straight to hold off Rain­bow Bridge and Ryan Moore and win the R3-mil­lion Sun Met on Satur­day (See Back Page)

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