Brett Crawford’s Somerset winner is quoted at 9-10 with the early layers and Bernard Fayd’Herbe takes over from the Gold Challenge-required Corne Orffer. Captain Tatters, who has a length to find but whose trainer Justin Snaith has a good record in the race, is second favourite at 4-1.
Vaughan Marshall, like Snaith bidding for his fourth Cape Nursery success in 15 seasons, is doubly represented with 11-2 chance Fearless Warrior (M.J. Byleveld) and 7-1 shot Ground Control for whom Greg Cheyne has been booked.
The Marshall-trained Mirage, a well-backed winner of her only start, is 5-2 favourite for the Kenilworth Fillies Nursery with Cousin Liz next at 3-1 despite not having raced since her debut win four months ago.
By Michael Clower