The bookmakers are taking no chances with the highly regarded Captain Of Stealth in the Itsarush.co.za Juvenile Plate at Durbanville on Saturday and have opened the Vaughan Marshall potential star at 9-20.
Interestingly World Sports Betting makes Minnesota Dream the principal danger at 11-2 even though the Joey Ramsden debut winner managed only fourth on his subsequent appearance. He has since been gelded and Bernard Fayd’Herbe, who takes over from S’Manga Khumalo, rides three favourites on the eight-race card – Celestial Storm at 17-10 in race two, 28-10 shot Empire Glory (race four) and Icon Princess at 5-2 in race seven.
Rockachino, who will be the first two-year-old to take on older horses in Cape Town this season, is the 28-1 outsider of the field for the Tabonline Maiden – Louisa May heads the market at 16-10. However the Eric Sands juvenile Capacity Crowd is second favourite (28-10) for race seven.
By Michael Clower