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The G3 Cape Classic, one of two graded races due to be run at Kenilworth on October 27th, has drawn together a 28 strong group of entries.

A 1400m contest, and traditional prep for the bigger three-year-old races in the Cape Summer Season, the Classic has won by some outstanding gallopers in recent years, with past winners including such G1 winners as Red Ray, Jay Peg and Solo Traveller, to name but three.

Visiting trainers Sean Tarry, Mike de Kock, Dennis Drier, Yvette Bremner and Tobie Spies have all nominated horses to the R250 000 race, which will be run on the old course at the end of the month. Interesting visiting horses nominated include G1 Premiers Champion Stakes runner up Alyaasaat, impressive recent G3 Spring Spree Stakes hero Chimichuri Run (the highest rated horse in the race with a merit rating of 116), National Park-demoted after finishing first in last season’s Champion Juvenile Cup, and G1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion winner Van Halen.

Cape opposition is strong, however, with local trainers represented by such as Sophomore Sprint first and second Pleasedtomeetyou and Elusive Trader, Somerset 1200 hero Twist Of Fate, and Kuda Sprint winner Agent Of Fortune.

Champion trainer Justin Snaith has entered no fewer than seven horses, with the Snaith entries including the impressive Camelot sired debut winner Crown Towers.


Cape Classic entries


28|Agent Of Fortune
102| Vaughan Marshall
3|Alyaasaat (AUS)
111|Mike de Kock
21|Arabian Air
94|Joey Ramsden
82|Dennis Drier
6|Chimichuri Run
16|Sean Tarry
5|Clipper Captain
91|Justin Snaith
12|Clouded Hill
95|Justin Snaith
4|Crown And Country
96|Dennis Drier
10|Crown Guardian
97|Glen Kotzen
26|Crown Towers (AUS)
88|Justin Snaith
15|Elusive Trader
92|Greg Ennion
88|Candice Bass-Robinson
13|Forty Days
83|Michael Robinson
20|Frank Lloyd Wright
90|Justin Snaith
7|Hard Core
82|Dennis Drier
93|Glen Kotzen
19|Majestic Mozart
84|Candice Bass-Robinson
2|More Magic
84|Candice Bass-Robinson
17|National Park
96|Yvette Bremner
93|Andre Nel
87|Vaughan Marshall
9|Rip It Up
86|Justin Snaith
8|Royal Italian
88|Sean Tarry
14|Sacred Arrow
92|Candice Bass-Robinson
1|Seventh Sea
95|Justin Snaith
25|Trip To The Sky
90|Justin Snaith
22|Twist Of Fate
105|Joey Ramsden
23|Van Halen
108|Tobie Spies