CASCAPEDIA has shot to the top of the Gr1 Summer Cup betting boards after her impressive win in the Grade 2 Jo’burg Spring Fillies and Mares Challenge over 1450m at Turffontein Inside on Saturday. She is currently 5-1 with sponsors World Sports Betting. It’s My Turn is 6-1 second favourite in the ante-post market.
The Irish-bred daughter of High Chaparral is six months younger than her five-year-old contemporaries, being Northern Hemisphere-bred, so will be coming into her own now.
She will relish the step up to 2000m and the patience the yard has shown, which saw her missing a few engagements including the Vodacom Durban July, looks to have paid dividends.
The De Kock-trained Takingthepeace, winner of the Grade 2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas and the Grade 1 SA Fillies Classic, needed the run and was beaten 4,3 lengths. She is 16-1 fourth favourite for the Summer Cup with the sponsors.
Later, the De Kock-trained Noble Secret ran on well from last in the Grade 2 Joburg Spring Challenge over 1450m for a good fifth and this big, rangy type is the deserved third favourite for the Summer Cup on 7-1.
– Gold Circle.