Dean Kannemeyer, 25 Grade 1 winners already in the bag including the Durban July three times, goes into battle with 90 horses this season, writes Michael Clower on www.goldcircle.co.za
Last Winter – a decent sort
He said: “I have 30 two-year-olds coming in and, while 25 of the string will stay in Durban, I am bringing back 20 horses to Cape Town next month. October 2 is the earliest they can come back into the free zone as this will be 40 days after their last shot.
“I haven’t had any boom horses in the last year but I particularly like Last Winter. He won his only start at Greyville at two and I thought he would be a classic horse last season but he kicked a wall and suffered a hairline fracture of his pedal bone.
“He came back to win his first two at Scottsville in May and July (both mile handicaps) and I think he has a very bright future. I haven’t exposed him yet – I have tried to do the right thing with him – but he is well bred (by Western Winter out of the 2009 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Field Flower) and he has a lot of potential.”