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.

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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

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