MIKE de Kock’s smart imported filly Cascapedia (IRE), will be lining up in a Pinnacle Stakes over 1600m at Turffontein’s inside track on Sunday. This is the second run in her preparation for the 2018 Vodacom Durban July in which she is De Kock’s only qualifier on the Top 20 log so far.
Mathew de Kock said this morning: “Cascapedia just needed her last run, she came back in the Gr1 Empress Club Stakes and ran well after a rest, beaten just seven lengths. She’s come on from that, she is well in at the weights and we expect her to be competitive.”
A winner of five of her seven career starts, Cascapedia was beaten into fourth in her only start at this track last October, but as Mike de Kock likes to point out, the imported runners get better with maturity and it will be interesting to see how Cascapedia goes on Sunday.
Betting World has Cascapedia priced up at 18-1 for the Durban July, which will shorten if she wins.