Last year’s Met winner Oh Susanna has been installed 17-10 favourite by World Sports Betting for the Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday fortnight but seemingly punters should hold fire until such time as she is confirmed a runner.
Jono Snaith said yesterday: “There is nothing definite yet. We are still in discussions with Drakenstein.”
Second favourite at 3-1 is Cascapedia who finished down the field in last year’s race after over-racing and clipping heels. She is trained by Mike de Kock who also has the next in the betting, 11-2 shot Nafaayes, and has won seven of the last 13 runnings. The favourites has won three times in the last four seasons.
Aldo Domeyer has the strongest hand at Durbanville on Saturday according to the early betting. Three of his seven mounts are favourites and three are second favourites, with his strongest chances being for Andre Nel in the final two races. Last month’s Kenilworth winner Run Red is 12-10 for the Interbet.co.za Handicap and the hat-trick seeking Crome Yellow is 17-10 in the last.
By Michael Clower