Kenilworth Racecourse boasts the honour of hosting Africa’s richest race of all time when the hopes and dreams of the connections of sixteen 3yo’s line up to contest the CTS Million Dollar on Saturday. Besides the stress and tension that goes with the territory, the field boasts commendable quality and a spectacle of horseracing entertainment looks guaranteed. Read more at Sporting Post.
Hollywoodbets betting and final field below...
THE CTS MILLION DOLLAR
Kenilworth - $1 000 000 - 3yo's only
Saturday 23rd January - 1400m - Race 8 - 16:40
|(19)||Seventh Plain||8/1||A Marcus||Dennis Drier||60||109|
|2||(1)||Exit Here||5/1||A Delpech||Charles Laird||60||105|
|3||(18)||Redcarpet Captain||16/1||B Lerena||Gavin van Zyl||60||104|
|4||(16)||Victorious Jay||16/1||M Byleveld||Vaughan Marshall||60||104|
|5||(6)||Tar Heel||66/1||D Dillon||Joey Ramsden||60||103|
|6||(10)||Prince Of Thieves||14/1||B Fayd'Herbe||Joey Ramsden||60||102|
|7||(17)||Ernie||40/1||G van Niekerk||Mike Bass||60||101|
|8||(2)||Hard Day's Night||12/1||P Strydom||Joey Ramsden||60||98|
|9||(7)||Illuminator||16/1||W Marwing||Glen Puller||60||96|
|10||(14)||Lunar Approach||16/1||S Khumalo||Sean Tarry||60||95|
|11||(5)||Silver Mountain||1/1 F||A Domeyer||Mike Bass||57.5||111|
|12||(15)||Jo's Bond||55/1||C Orffer||Justin Snaith||57.5||100|
|13||(9)||A Time To Dream||40/1||G Lerena||Justin Snaith||57.5||95|
|14||(20)||Varumba||100/1||R Danielson||Vaughan Marshall||57.5||95|
|15||(3)||Swift Sarah||40/1||G Behr||Sean Tarry||57.5||93|
|16||(11)||Melliflora||55/1||*C Murray||Mike Azzie||57.5||90|
|17||(4)||Purple Mountains||RR||Reserve 1||Glen Puller||60||95|
|18||(12)||Rodney||RR||Reserve 2||Mike Bass||60||94|
|19||(8)||Night In Tahiti||RR||Reserve 3||Glen Kotzen||57.5||93|
|20||(13)||Liege||RR||Reserve 4||Sean Tarry||60||93|
Hollywoodbets will be paying 4 fixed odds places.
Reserve Runners will replace runners that are scratched. Updated on race morning.
Betting last updated at 11:10 - Saturday 23rd January. Betting subject to change. E&OE.
Magic Tips Prediction:
Another top quality field of three-year-olds have been assembled for this inaugural running of the $1 million CTS Stakes and a thrilling finish is anticipated.There are quite a few natural frontrunners who could easily harm each other's chances and the likely strong gallop should ensure a fair result.
The Guineas formline behind Noah From Goa (subsequent 3rd in Queen's Plate) could decide the final outcome and VICTORIOUS JAY gets the nod to cause the upset. The Vaughan Marshall inmate has improved smartly with each run and his Guineas effort proved that his run in the Selangor Cup was no fluke. The son of Jay Peg was finishing strongly when only a neck adrift of the brilliant filly SILVER MOUNTAIN in their last meeting and the faster pace over this shorter trip could suit him better. His wide draw is a slight concern but this long run-in suits him perfectly and he merits healthy respect.
SILVER MOUNTAIN was expected to win the Guineas but she still produced an excellent performance against male rivals and is best in at the weights today. She was brilliant when winning over this c & d in Spring and her good draw is a major plus.
The former Grade 1 winner SEVENTH PLAIN has his peak run & merits respect.
Magic Tips Predicted Finish:
|5th||6||Prince Of Thieves|
Winning Form Predicted Finish:
|2nd||6||Prince Of Thieves|
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