Exciting Frankel colt General Franco has been priced up a 7-10 shot, by World Sports Betting, for the Suburban Spares Juvenile Plate at Kenilworth on Saturday –and the regally bred colt looks hard to oppose.
The R4 000 000 Premier Sale buy, whose part-owner Jack Mitchell sadly passed away last Sunday, was most impressive when mowing down his rivals to win going away by three and a half lengths on debut and General Franco should relish the step up to 1200m in Saturday’s contest.
From the same family as multiple G1 winning champion Pilsudki, the Snaith trained colt faces just five runners on Saturday, with his opponents include last out Somerset 1200 fourth Minnesota Dream.
The latter, who accounted for subsequent winner Kamadeva when winning on debut, appears to hold Fearless Warrior, who finished two placings behind Minnesota Dream in the Somerset.
Debut winner King Of Gems, a son of deceased G1 Racing Post Trophy winner Kingsbarns, is priced up second favourite for Saturday’s 1200m race, while Double Alliance ran fifth in the Listed Tattersalls Summer Juvenile Stakes but makes his first start since that January outing.
One runner in Saturday’s race who comes out of what appears a strong form line is Snaith second stringer Marco Polo, with that debut winner having finished third, albeit more than seven lengths off, the much touted, and unbeaten, Captain Of Stealth last time out.