Ski­doo looks in con­trol

The Citizen (KZN) - - Racing Express - Ken Ni­col

Ski­doo could be the an­swer to a tricky MR 96 Hand­i­cap over 1000m at Ke­nil­worth to­mor­row.

This Paul Reeves-trained geld­ing has scored all four wins over this trip and beat a sim­i­larly com­pet­i­tive field on L’Or­marins Queen’s Plate day a month ago, but his rat­ing was only hiked by two points.

He car­ries a mere 52kg in Race 6 with Leon Tarentaal’s 2.5kg claim and con­se­quently the speedy sort will take a lot of peg­ging back.

Tarentaal makes his come­back at this meet­ing af­ter seven months off due to a bro­ken fibula and could well be cel­e­brat­ing with a vic­tory.

The Brett Craw­ford-trained Golden Trac­tor is rapidly im­prov­ing and is the ob­vi­ous class act. Af­ter three con­sec­u­tive course and dis­tance wins, he ran Car­tel Cap­tain close last time giv­ing away 4kg – and that one was run­ner-up in the R5 mil­lion CTS 1200 on Sun Met day.

But as his merit rat­ing was hiked to 106, he now car­ries a daunt­ing 62kg and is a mas­sive 9.5kg worse off with Ski­doo who he beat by a mere short-head two runs back.

On the bare num­bers he has no chance, but this is a very tal­ented three-year-old and needs to be in­cluded in ex­otics.

Apollo Ace, Dragon Power and re­ju­ve­nated vet­eran Al Wa­hed are oth­ers worth con­sid­er­ing.

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