MIKE de Kock has entered top filly Majmu and the up-and-coming Ataab and Pine Princess for the R1-million Grade 1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas over 1600m at Kenilworth on Saturday 6 December. He has won the race with Emerald Beauty and Rumya and saddled four seconds.
Double Whammy, beaten 1.25 lengths in the Choice Carriers Championship, will represent Glen Kotzen, who won this race with Princess Victoria three years ago. Jet Set Go, Inara, Lucky Tuesday and Grey Light were third, fourth, fifth and sixth in the lead-up race.
Hot Affair, one of the top two-year-old fillies in Cape Town last season, had a setback that delayed her return but Mike Robinson hopes to get a race into her in the next fortnight.
Sean Tarry has entered Siren’s Call as well as last season’s Thekwini runner-up Carry On Alice.
Justin Snaith has the best recent record with four wins in the last seven seasons and he has entered Sunset Tripp, Princess Chloe and Eros’s Girl.
There is a supplementary entry stage next Monday with a final field announcement at Avontuur on Thursday week (27 November).
Mercury Sprint winner Fly By Night, who made a winning return last Sunday, is one of three Mike Bass entries for the R400,000 Grade 2 Southern Cross Stakes over 1000m at Kenilworth on Cape Fillies Guineas Day. Bass has also entered last season’s Cape Fillies Guineas runner-up Lanner Falcon, who finished fourth to stable companion Tevez in Sunday’s Cape Merchants.
De Kock’s sole entry is Alboran Sea, who ran below best when odds-on at Turffontein last Saturday. According to the stipendiary stewards’ report, she was found to have mild post-race distress.
Fairyinthewoods won last season’s race and is on the way back after damaging her near-fore tendon early in the year.
Entries and draws for the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (Grade 1) over 1600m at Kenilworth:
5 AQUILA JET Neil Bruss
15 ATAAB (AUS) Mike de Kock
7 CARRY ON ALICE Sean Tarry
17 COLD AS ICE Joey Ramsden
14 COME FLY WITH ME Mike Bass
2 DOUBLE WHAMMY Glen Kotzen
10 ELUSIVE STARS R G Sheehan
8 EROS’S GIRL Justin Snaith
18 GREY LIGHT Joey Ramsden
9 HOT AFFAIR Michael Robinson
3 INARA Mike Bass
1 INDABA Dean Kannemeyer
4 JET SET GO Vaughan Marshall
20 LUCKY TUESDAY (AUS Mike Bass
13 MAJMU (AUS) Mike de Kock
16 PINE PRINCESS Mike de Kock
12 PRINCESS CHLOE Justin Snaith
11 SCHOOL RUN Yogas Govender
21 SILVER CLASS Johan Janse van Vuuren
6 SIREN’S CALL Sean Tarry
19 SUNSET TRIPP Justin Snaith