THE DERBY – WHAT THE TRAINERS SAY
The Herald’s racing journalists got hold of some of the trainers to see what they have to say about their runners in today’s World Sports Betting East Cape Derby over 2 400m on the Fairview turf. The race is off at 1505.
ALAN GREEFF: KIMBERLEY STAR and QUEEN FOREVER - Both are working well. Their staying capabilities are in question. But both Kimberley Star and Queen Forever are one of the better horses of their generation in Port Elizabeth. My thinking is Kimberley Star is more likely to stay. JUSTIN SNAITH:
Due to African Horse Sickness, none of the Cape trainers bar Brett Crawford is raiding. Unfortunately, with the African Horse Sickness you cannot send horses to the Eastern Cape, because you can’t get them home.
SABBATICAL - He has very good form going into this race. Last timeout he gave the field weight for a very close beating, now the weights are all turned around and he is at level weights. Theoretically it will be a lot harder for them to beat him this time. The bad draw is not ideal, but he does come from behind and it is a very fair track, so expect a good run. STREETFIGHTING MAN – He just won his maiden but he is a nice horse. We are only coming because, obviously, it is a weakened Derby and everyone has got a chance. It is a very open race, but a very interesting race even though it is weakened by none of the Cape guys bringing their good horses. It is a nice race to bet on! BRETT CRAWFORD: AMERICAN LANDING – He is doing well and he is working well. I am happy with his prep into this race and I am confident of