MAJMU heads the 10 declared runners for the Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas at Kenilworth next Saturday, 6 December. The R1-million classic is the joint first leg of the Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara and Mike de Kock also runs Ataab in the same ownership – that of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.
Majmu, approaching her first Gr1 contest.
The Joey Ramsden-trained Cold As Ice, winner of the Grade 2 Choice Carriers Championship, heads the local challenge. She is drawn wider than the De Kock pair and there are doubts about her seeing out the last 200m if the pace is a strong one. Ramsden also runs Grey Light who is down to run at Kenilworth on Sunday.
Double Whammy has 1.25 lengths to find on Cold As Ice on Choice Carriers form but Glen Kotzen is optimistic that she won’t have to make the running this time. Jet Set Go and Inara were third and fourth in the Choice Carriers.
Fly By Night, winner of the Grade 1 Mercury Sprint and also her reappearance in a 1000m Conditions Plate, stands out amongst the nine declared for the Grade 2 Southern Cross Stakes over 1000m on the same card, even though the Adam Marcus-trained Priceless Jewel is officially rated 1kg better. De Kock sends Alboran Sea for this fillies and mares sprint. The draw should be of little significance.
Final field and draws for the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (Grade 1) over 1 600m at Kenilworth:
1 6 MAJMU (AUS) 58.0 114 A A Delpech Mike de Kock
2 8 COLD AS ICE 58.0 103 A B Fayd’Herbe Joey Ramsden
3 1 DOUBLE WHAMMY 58.0 100 A G Cheyne Glen Kotzen
4 9 GREY LIGHT 58.0 98 A S Cormack Joey Ramsden
5 4 JET SET GO 58.0 98 A M Byleveld Vaughan Marshall
6 7 ATAAB (AUS) 58.0 95 A J P v’d Merwe Mike de Kock
7 2 INARA 58.0 89 A G van Niekerk Mike Bass
8 10 SUNSET TRIPP 58.0 84 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
9 5 CUVEE BRUT 58.0 82 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
10 3 JEWELLER’S JOY 58.0 82 A K Neisius Glen Kotzen
Same trainer:(1,6) (2,4) (3,10)
Final field and draws for the Southern Cross Stakes (Grade 2) over 1 000m at Kenilworth:
1 5 PRICELESS JEWEL 60.0 108 A S Cormack Adam Marcus
2 1 FLY BY NIGHT 60.0 106 A B Fayd’Herbe Mike Bass
3 8 LANNER FALCON 60.0 99 A G van Niekerk Mike Bass
4 4 THE WHICH DOCTOR 60.0 99 A K Neisius Glen Kotzen
5 6 VARIKATE 60.0 96 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
6 3 SAVANNAH SONG 60.0 90 A M Byleveld Vaughan Marshall
7 2 ALBORAN SEA (AUS) 56.0 109 A A Delpech Mike de Kock
8 7 ROSIER 56.0 94 A G Cheyne Glen Kotzen
9 9 ARRIA 56.0 89 A C Orffer Justin Snaith
Same trainer:(2,3) (4,8) (5,9)