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Bass runners 2015 J&B Met

Nine out of the nineteen Bass runners for J&B Met day will be feature race contenders. Helderberg Blue and Paterfamilias will be the stable hopefuls for the main race, which may not be as cut and dry as the first three on the betting suggest. Here is Mike Bass’s assessment of his Met day runners.

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Dynasty colt smashes sale records for game breeder Piet Du Toit and Kuda Insurance

Shining Knight smashed the South African record to became the most expensive Thoroughbred ever sold at public auction when fetching R5.2 million on day one of the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale

Consigned by Maine Chance Farms, the well-bred Dynasty colt was knocked down to Kuda Insurance for first time buyer, and prominent South African game […]

Fly By Night – slight setback ahead of Cape Flying

Pre-race comments Kenilworth 24 January 2015
Surfer Girl
Event: Race 4, FM 86 Divided Handicap (F & M)
Distance: 1200m
Pre-race Comments: She is a furlong short of her best trip and carries a big weight here so it won’t be an easy task for her but she should always be respected.

Pure Power
Event: Race 4, FM 86 Divided Handicap […]

Turffontein and Kenilworth Mid Week Comments

Pre-race comments Turffontein 20 January 2015
Laurie’s Gold
Event: Race 5, Merit Rated 92 Divided Handicap
Distance: 1600m
Pre-race Comments: He is doing well at home and although he is taking on quite a tough field, he should run in the money.
Pre-race comments Kenilworth 21 January 2015
Panga Panga
Event: Race 1, Maiden Plate
Distance: 1400m
Pre-race Comments: He has been very consistent […]

Kenilworth & Turffontein Weekend Comments

Pre-race comments Kenilworth 17 January 2015
Ze Kaiser
Event: Race 3, Merit Rated 92 Divided Handicap
Distance: 1400m
Pre-race Comments: Just touched off last time out, he took his run well and we will take our chances again in this small field

Tomba La Bomba
Event: Race 5, Merit Rated 74 Divided Handicap
Distance: 1400m
Pre-race Comments: He draws well in this competitive […]

Hammies Hooker will be looking to redeem herself in the Gr1 Majorca stakes on J&B Met day

Inara is Princess Of The Paddock

The Drakenstein Stud bred filly produced a special moment when she defied a poor draw to land the spoils in the Grade 1 Paddock Stakes for Gaynor Rupert on Queens Plate day, in the process giving trainer Mike Bass his 57th Grade 1 winner, and jockey Grant Van Niekerk his first.

The Three year old daughter […]

Vaal & Kenilworth Pre-Race Comments

Pre-race comments Vaal 13 January 2015
Epic Tale
Event: Race 10, Merit Rated 80 Handicap
Distance: 1400m
Pre-race Comments: He reverts back to the 1400m which he prefers but draws 1 on the Vaal outside track which is not ideal. He is doing well at home and we expect him to bounce back into the money here.

Pre-race comments Kenilworth […]

Queen’s Plate Race Comments

Pre-race comments Kenilworth 15 January 2015
Event: Race 2, Juvenile Plate (Fillies)
Distance: 1000m
Pre-race Comments: She sprinted up really nicely this morning, but the report from our jockey’s is that she will need a run or two before she starts to show, so we are not expecting much from her, but we are hoping for a fair […]

Quality Queens Plate Line Up

The presence of the Justin Snaith-trained Legislate and the Geoff Woodruff-trained Louis The King in the Queen’s Plate entry list chased many horses away, but far from detracting from the race as a spectacle it will add to it, as this is a duel that many have been anticipating for a long time.

However, it is […]

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