Aldo Domeyer is going to have a field day on his return at Kenilworth on Saturday if the bookmakers are right. When the early prices were posted yesterday five of Domeyer’s seven mounts were favourites and another was second favourite.
The favourites comprise the Justin Snaith-trained newcomer Peaceful Day (race 2) and stable companions Honey Pie (4) and Spirit Festival (7), Andre Nel’s Round The Horn (8) and the Candice Bass-Robinson-trained Sacred Arrow in the Pinnacle (5).
A spell in Hong Kong can improve a jockey quite considerably and punters with long memories will recall how five years ago Karis Teetan returned from his first stint there to win on seven of his 21 rides. Most of the winners were so little fancied that all except the last of them started at 7-1 or more. Judging by Saturday’s prices the bookmakers have not forgotten either!
By Michael Clower