One World, winner of more than R3.3 million and beaten only twice in nine starts, may bid to resume his winning ways in the Matchem Stakes at Durbanville on October 5.
Vaughan Marshall said: “I haven’t worked out a programme for One World yet but he could possibly start in the Matchem.”
The four-year-old won a progress plate on the day of the Matchem last year and his other victories included the Langeman, Concorde Cup, CTS 1600 and the Winter Guineas. His only two defeats came in the Cape Guineas (third) when things did not go according to the trainer’s plan and in the Winter Classic in which he finished second to Vardy. Marshall last won the Matchem with Tales Of Bravery in 2010.
Stable companion Captain Of Stealth, who raised hopes for big race glory when romping home by wide margins in his first two starts, is to have his injury rescanned at the end of October but at this stage there is no suggestion that the original prognosis of being out for ten months is likely to be changed. He did the damage by rapping himself below the joint and just above the coronet.
By Michael Clower