The Mercury

Snaith bids for fourth Settlers Trophy


Meetings were subsequent­ly held but came to an end after a few months.

Jean Jaffee’s book goes on to say South Africa had its first experience of the photo-finish camera at the Vaal racecourse on March 26, 1947. However, there is no reference to who brought the cameras in and whether they were a by-product of Dorfman’s trip to the USA, which if it was the case would have been a positive outcome of the country’s first foray into night racing. MY World will attempt to give weight all round in the Settlers Trophy at Durbanvill­e on Saturday, the five-year-old’s first race of the season.

Candice Bass-Robinson said: “He was to have run in a 2 000m race just over a fortnight ago but they cancelled it.

However I’m hoping he won’t need this because he has had a fair amount of work and I’ve galloped him twice.”

In-form Justin Snaith, bidding for his fourth win in this 2 400m listed handicap, runs last month’s 2 400m winner Captain Splendid (Richard Fourie) and Francia (Greg Cheyne).

Greg Ennion is responsibl­e for four of the 11 runners while Renate du Plessis sends Oh So Modus from Stilbaai and has booked Donovan Dillon.

She also runs La Myst (Anthony Andrews) in the mile Novice Plate and Rahvar (MJ Byleveld) in the MR 86 Handicap.

Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion winner Always In Charge will start off his campaign in a 1 200m graduation plate at Kenilworth on November 1.

Vaughan Marshall said: “After that he goes for the R2.5 million Lanzerac Ready To Run over 1 400m on November 19 and then we will take it from there.”

Marshall, who won the 2000 Cape Guineas with the colt’s sire Captain Al, has also mapped a start date for his unbeaten Allan Robertson winner The Secret Is Out who is by the same stallion.

He said: “She will run in the Choice Carriers Championsh­ip at the end of next month and then we will see how it goes.”

The World Sports Betting Fillies Guineas on December 3 is the obvious next step if she stays - “a mile shouldn’t be a problem but there is always a doubt in your mind,” the trainer admitted. “However MJ Byleveld is pretty convinced she will get it.”

Neither Grade 1 winner has been seen since their triumphs in early June although this is not, as widely supposed, because Marshall purposely put them away to save them for their three-year-old campaigns.

“It was because they both got jarred up when winning those races at Scottsvill­e,” he explained.

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