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Saturday’s G2 Selangor Cup, won previously by such champions as Dynasty, Jay Peg and What A Winter, promises to be an outstanding contest.

Undercover Agent impressed with a close up second in the recent G3 Cape Classic, when running on strongly behind Tap O’ Noth, and the son of Captain Al looks set to run another big race on Saturday for trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Corne Orffer. A good draw of four should also assist the progressive colt in Saturday’s 1600m feature.

Undercover Agent tries a mile for a first time but pedigree suggests he will relish the extra trip.

Visiting trainer Alec Laird saddles the unbeaten Broadway Trip in the Selangor Cup and the Trippi colt will be looking to make it four wins from four outings on Saturday. The form of Broadway Trip, who makes his Cape debut this weekend, received a welcome boost when Zen Arcade (second on debut behind Broadway Trip in the BSA August Million) won the G3 Graham Beck Stakes recently. Broadway Trip is another with a good draw and he must rate a big runner here.

Ancestry looked an unlucky loser when beaten half a length by Eyes Wide Open in last season’s G1 Premiers Champion Stakes. The son of Oratorio (whom Mayfair Speculators recently bought into) now meets his Premiers Champion Stakes conqueror on 2kgs better terms which should see Ancestry prevail this time.

Eyes Wide Open appears held at the weights by Ancestry but is a high-class colt and should not be dismissed. He bids to give trainer Glen Kotzen a second consecutive win in the race, with Kotzen saddling Gold Standard  to victory in the 2016 Selangor Cup.

Visiting champion trainer Sean Tarry will saddle the very exciting Captain And Master, beaten1.25 lengths by Ancestry when a fast finishing third in last season’s G2 Golden Horseshoe. The son of Captain Al made a scintillating seasonal debut when waltzing home to impressive win over older rivals in a progress plate over 1400m and he looks a high-class prospect.
The champion trainer’s string, however, has not been in sparkling form of late, which must raise some concern over the prospects of Captain And Master.

Do It Again, unfortunately drawn wide at 11, is unbeaten in two starts and the son of promising sire Twice Over could be anything. While he faces his toughest task yet, the gelding appears to have plenty of scope and could well be up to the task. White River, who beat older rivals, is another lightly raced sort, having won two of his only 3 outings, and this son of Trippi is another with potential for bigger and better things.

Last season’s G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes winner Woljayrine was a close second to talented 3yo Kasimir on his seasonal debut before winning impressive at Fairview (beating Eyes Wide Open) recently but was beaten by both Ancestry and Captain And Master in the Golden Horseshoe. Rocket Countdown has thrived since being gelded and is bidding for a hatrick on Saturday, while Steel Rose is another progressive sort who has won two of his last three outings but looks held by some of his rivals here.

Sniper Shot is poorly drawn at 12 and looks held by Undercover Agent on his run in the Cape Classic, while the MR 71 rated Nordic Chant appears up against it here.

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