The countdown to one of South Africa’s greatest races has begun in earnest with 31 entries received for the R5 million Gr1 Sun Met to be run on Saturday 27 January 2018.
Mambo Mime seen winning the Byerley Turk
Dean Kannemeyer has entered Khaya Stables’ exciting unbeaten 4yo Last Winter, who will open his programme in the Premier Trophy on 16 December, a day on which the Cape Guineas takes pride of place.
Dean also has Fieldspring Byerley Turk winner Mambo Mime, who came back from an injury enforced lay-off to win his last start in style. He is likely to head via the Peninsula Handicap route on L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate day.
“The race is now run at pure weight-for-age. So there will be no concessions. But our duo are classy and I believe will warrant their places in this great race. One needs an element of good fortune in these final eight weeks. But we are on track for now,” said Dean.
R5 000 000 SUN MET (Grade 1)
|0||Abashiri||M G Azzie/A A Azzie||107|
|0||African Night Sky||Justin Snaith||102|
|0||Black Arthur||Justin Snaith||102|
|0||Captain America||Brett Crawford||118|
|0||Copper Force||Justin Snaith||101|
|0||Coral Fever||Robbie Sage||97|
|0||Deo Juvente||Geoff Woodruff||115|
|0||Edict Of Nantes||Brett Crawford||113|
|0||Elusive Silva||Justin Snaith||101|
|0||Eyes Wide Open||Glen Kotzen||99|
|0||Gold Standard||Glen Kotzen||115|
|0||Hat Puntano (ARG)||M G Azzie/A A Azzie||116|
|0||Heavenly Blue (AUS)||Mike de Kock||106|
|0||Last Winter||Dean Kannemeyer||106|
|0||Legal Eagle||Sean Tarry||123|
|0||Mac De Lago (AUS)||Weiho Marwing||99|
|0||Mambo Mime||Dean Kannemeyer||95|
|0||Nother Russia||Mike de Kock||108|
|0||Orchid Island||Mike de Kock||100|
|0||Our Mate Art (AUS)||Candice Bass-Robinson||103|
|0||Pack Leader||Glen Kotzen||95|
|0||Safe Harbour||Sean Tarry||101|
|0||Sail South||Brett Crawford||117|
|0||Silicone Valley||Glen Puller||106|
|0||Silver Thursday||Mike de Kock||95|