Workriders. FLOWER OF CARMEL is pacy, and has a highly experienced rider. ROYAL MARINE can win this at best. CHINA WOLF went close in a similar contest in October, but has been rested since. REBEL'S BURST has had 33 starts, but has to get it right one day. MELISSATHEREBEL can feature if repeating debut.
RED SHIFT made an excellent debut, and the Andre Nel yard is heading back to form. The one to beat with natural improvement. MANETHEREN is far better than latest, and has to be included. SUPER PERFORMER may well be looking for the extra. BAYETO, TEUTONIC KNIGHT, and PILOT OFFICER also need to be considered.
ELUSIVE RUN looked promising in her second outing, and doesn't meet any stars here. Chance. HEMERO is steadily getting closer to winning, and has a decent shout. Very much the same goes for ANINA. MONEY BUYS LOVE, FINE LADY, OLOYE and DOUBLE ROSIE all have claims in a wide open heat.
MAN ABOUT TOWN has met a couple of fair sorts in his last two, and should exit the maiden ranks today. PARISIAN GOLD challenged strongly last time, and rates the main danger. MAGNIFICENT SEVEN has a decent money chance on his latest. HE'S PRICELESS, FUJIN and BLACK PIMPINEL are worth considering if looking further.
SUMMER MOON caught the eye running on late last time, and could prove too good. LOOKING AT STARS finished marginally in front of her there, but may struggle to repeat. INGABANGABONGA has done enough to score against these, as have KANISHIWA, AZINZA and UNICORN. CHICK WITH STICK and SECOND CHANCE are both trying the trip and could improve to feature in this weak field.
TSITSIKAMMA DANCE is a progressive youngster, and can make it three wins from five starts. Fellow 3yo APOLLO STAR gives the impression he is looking for ground, and if so has a winning chance. KAPEN PRIDE was third to a top sort last time, and has to be included. ONE DIRECTION and FRIENDLY TIBBS are never far off.
Once again expect the 3yo Fillies to dominate. ROSE IN BLOOM ran a great third in the Gr1 Majorca on Met Day, and any repeat will make her very tough to beat here. ELUSIVE HEART seems best this trip, and is the only filly to have (somehow) beaten Snowdance. MISS KATALIN is another who loves the course and distance. CAPTAIN'S FLAME and LOVE TO BOOGIE seem best of the older ones.
SUMMER SKY is highly consistent, and with such a low weight must go close here. On collateral form that brings PEROVSKIA into it as well, and they should be close together in the finish. WAITING FOR RAIN does well for Fourie, and is also well weighted. MILTON, OUR MATE ART, and MAMBO MIME make most appeal of the rest.
Very open contest to finish. LOVE HAPPENS stayed on in his post maiden and is now well drawn. Go close. Top weight WORLD MISSION looks a little above average, and should feature. CAPE XTREME is another holding form out the maidens, and has a chance. POWER TOWER has come out of the maidens with a competitive rating, and must be respected. IN THE JUNGLE is in top form.