After a 2021 event with no access to the public, the 2022 Cape Town Met returns to its roots and promises something for all.
A field of 11 runners will line up in the Cape flagship event on 29 January, headed by the ‘people’s horse’ and 2021 Vodacom Durban July winner Kommetdieding, who bids to become the first since Mike de Kock’s great filly Igugu (2012), and Pocket Power ( 2009), to register the consecutive Durban July – Met double.
Kommetdieding certainly has the credentials and is a popular favourite after a storming second behind Jet Dark in the recent L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.
Trainer Michelle Rix is optimistic about the chances of her smart colt and when asked recently by Gold Circle’s David Thiselton who the ones to beat were, she replied, “None actually; I’m pretty confident.”
Owner Ashwin Reynolds also said that he was looking forward to racing against Jet Dark, who beat Kommetdieding by 2,25 lengths last time out in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, and added, “It is a pity War Of Athena is not coming and I hope there are no more scratchings because then it will just be me against the Snaith’s.”
Big race jockey Gavin Lerena galloped Kommetdieding on Wednesday morning and declared his mount ‘in a good space’. Jet Dark heads the Snaith quartet and, while he beat Kommetdieding easily in the Queen’s Plate, the extra 400m could be the equaliser.
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|1 Kommetdieding||4.33||G Lerena||H Crawford/M Rix|
|11 Double Superlative||4.50||A Marcus||J Snaith|
|4 Jet Dark||5.00||S Khumalo||J Snaith|
|6 Linebacker||5.00||G van Niekerek||V Marshall|
|1 – Do It Again||8.50||B Fayd’Herbe||J Snaith|
|10 Hoedspruit||9.50||A Domeyer||C Bass-Robinson|
|7 Marina||11.00||L Mxhothwa||J Snaith|
|8 Second Base||29.00||W Kennedy||V Marshall|
|9 Puerto Manzano||51.00||K de Melo||J Janse v Vuuren|
|2 Cirillo||51.00||C Zackey||S Tarry|
|3 Rockin Ringo||67.00||C Orffer||P Botha|
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