Eden Roc attempting to remain unbeaten

PUBLISHED: 24 July 2019

Eden Roc (Candiese Marnewick)

Equus Champion two-year-old elect Eden Roc will attempt to remain unbeaten in the Grade 1 Premier’s Champion Stakes over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday.

The Var colt appears to be looking for this trip and although not big is well put together and has a fine turn of foot.

He is more mature than his stablemate Putontheredlight who was caught late by Eden Roc last time out in the Grade 2 Durban Golden Horseshoe over 1400m. This time Putontheredlight has a wide draw but should be running on again.

Eden Roc (Candiese Marnewick)
Eden Roc (Candiese Marnewick)

Got The Greenlight is long-striding and classy and after likely being dropped out from a wide draw he will be finishing strongly too. 

Wave seemed to be lost under the lights in the KZN Yearling Sale Million and was going nowhere when he suddenly got going and finished strongly for a length second to the promising African Warrior. He is another high drawn horse who should be staying on. 

Loosen Your Tie finished fourth in the Golden Horseshoe, quickening from a handy position and staying on and over a suitable step up in trip he will be looking for a repeat. 

Double Alliance makes his KZN debut and will be a big runner. He moved up dangerously in the Langerman last time out over 1500m ay Kenilworth but was squeezed out badly. He ran on again for fifth but might otherwise have won. 

Kaydens Pride has run on well in his last two over shorter, including winning the Gatecrasher over 1400m, so has a chance here. 

Fools Gold is a rangy type who waltzed away with a Maiden Juvenile Plate when stepped up to 1400m last time, so he is something of an unknown quantity.

Master Of Illusion is rated by the Dennis Drier yard and was too far back in the Golden Horseshoe but was the fastest finisher. 

Rock The Globe was well beaten in the Golden Horseshoe but was staying on so is another who will enjoy the trip.

Special Blend had to be driven for much of the way when a 2,45 length fifth to Kaydens Pride in the Gatecrasher Stakes and with the experience he could improve over a trip which should suit.

Enjoy The View is a classy type who should relish this trip and he is a dark horse.

Promiseofamaster stayed on to beaten 1,10 lengths by Got The Greenlight over 1400m last time and should enjoy the trip but is 2kg worse off with the latter.

Liberty Hall was just touched off over this trip at Scottsville last time but looks to have plenty of scope.

By David Thiselton