There’s another terrific card to look forward to at Champ De Mars, on Saturday. Here are our race-by-race picks…
Port Albert, successful here last time out in the Antoine Ulcoq Plate (1365m), staying on well to hold-off both Dreams Come True and Ek Tha Tiger. The 8-year-old looks to have the edge over Blue Jeans, who despite running-on well could not get close to Nadas back in September.
Prince George can pick up his first win of the campaign, following a taking performance when 2nd in the Dimanche-lhebdo Trophy (1000m). Hurchund’s inmate finally showed what he is capable of and looks set to strike, at the expense of both Don’t Tell Mama and Win A Million.
Five Star Rock has 2 wins from 4 starts and a 3rd appears to be well within reach here. Cape Thoroughbred Sale Trophy (1400m). Gameloft’s strong challenge kept Gujadhur’s charge up to his work, but a more comfortable win looks in prospect here. Only Hot Rocket looks in with a realistic shout.
Down Under has twice been the bridesmaid, this season, but he can improve on those runners-up spots despite disappointing in the Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer Cup. The drop back down in trip should suit and a narrow victory over Argun is predicted.
Candy Rock looked to have plenty of fuel left in the tank, when 3rd in the Gold Circle Trophy and should relish the step up in trip. Super Glue should stick with him and hang-on for 2nd place. Gharbee looks handy enough to make the frame.
Charles Lytton can make it 3 wins in a row, even though he didn’t handle 1500m well back in July. He now looks to have found his rhythm and should beat this field with something in hand. An each-way flutter on Top Jet could well be the best value to be found though. Maingard’s runner has placed 7 times in 10 races.
Rear Admiral found Blow Me Away too hot to handle, in the Ram Ruhee Obe Memorial Cup earlier this month, but the 7-year-old held-on well for 2nd place and a 10th career win looks obtainable. Prince Of Thieves is the obvious danger. He was running-on when 5th in the South African Airways Cargo Princess Margaret Cup, but was given far too much to do by Swapneel Rama.
Kurundu was a winner over the same trip, back here in August. Catwalk Model finished that race best of all, coming 2nd after rounding the bend in last place. Viento Magico is the tentative pick though, following a very cosy win over 1650m in September’s Sea Warrior Plate.
The Perdrau-trained Data Controller is expected to win the last race of the day, following a very smart-looking victory over the same distance in the Castlebellingham Plate. Red China, Billy Bojangles and Burwaaz should get the best view of the 6-year-old passing the winning post.