Justin Snaith, despite uncharacteristically meeting with defeat in the first three maidens at Durbanville yesterday, is keen on the chances of several of his 15 runners at Kenilworth on Saturday and, intriguingly, some of those he considers value are at big prices.
He said: “I have some high quality runners on Saturday including in the maidens. Richard Fourie enjoys riding Sachdev but in the Cape Classic he might have his work cut out from that draw (ten). The horse would have to be the next Do It Again to win from there – but then he might be!”
Snaith also runs Captain Tatters (Robert Khathi) and the highly rated General Franco (S’Manga Khumalo) ïn the Classic and added: “Captain Tatters needed the run last time but he is really well now and I am expecting a big run from him. At 12-1 he is the one I think is the best value.
“In the Western Cape Fillies Championship I am a bit worried about Casino Queen being drawn 11 but Richard is very good from there.”
Khumalo rides Somewhere In Time but apparently it could be 20-1 shot Amy Johnson (Khathi) that punters should bear in mind – “She is the dark horse and she could be the best value. She cuts through her field better than anything I have seen this year but, while she quickens well, she then stops so I have put a lot of work into her and I am now happy with her.”
By Michael Clower