Rainbow Bridge - Sun Met 2019 - Horse Profile

Rainbow Bridge - Horse - Running at Kenilworth

All the info you need to know about the 2019 Sun Met runner RAINBOW BRIDGE. This Eric Sands trained gelding will be ridden by Anton Marcus in this Grade 1 race at Kenilworth on Saturday 26th January 2019. Betting is available now at Hollywoodbets

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9) Rainbow Bridge - 3/1

Jockey: Anton Marcus
Trainer: Eric Sands
Owner: Estate Late Mr M C Gerber
Colours: Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap

Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein
Sire: Ideal World (USA)
Dam: Halfway To Heaven (by Jet Master)

Age: 4
Colour: Bay
Sex: Gelding
MR: 119

Weight: 59.5kg
Draw: 2 (13)

Career Record: 7 runs, 5 wins, 1 places
Stakes Won: R 782,500

Runs at Kenilworth: 6 (4 wins, 1 place)
Runs at 2000m Distance: 0

Notable Runs:
3rd in the 2019 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (Gr 1) - 1600m
4th in the 2018 Green Point Stakes (Gr 2) - 1600m
1st in the 2018 Cape Mile (Non-Black Type) - 1600m
1st in the 2018 WSB Matchem Stakes (Gr 3) - 1400m
1st in the 2018 Winter Classic (Gr 3) - 1800m
1st in the 2018 Winter Guineas (Gr 3) - 1600m

Trainer Comments:
Trainer Eric Sands has interestingly engaged the services of top jockey Anton Marcus for his charge and the experienced horseman was short and sweet in his comments about Rainbow Bridge when replying: 

“His prep has gone really well. I am expecting a true run race which will ultimately reveal the best horse in the contest. The filly Oh Susanna could be a real threat again this year but stable jockey Richard Fourie has opted for Do It Again.” 

Jockey Comments:
A jockey who has recently been acknowledged for his century of Grade 1 winners and has already preceded it, Anton Marcus needs no introduction to avid racegoers. “Superman” as he is affectionately known has picked up a promising mount in the form of RAINBOW BRIDGE and had the following to comment “He gives me a nice feel but I respect the fact that he hasn’t been ten furlongs. I am expecting an even run race and the big dangers are previous allies Do It Again and Legal Eagle, along with the filly Oh Susanna.”

Winning Form - Magic Tips Comment:
RAINBOW BRIDGE was given every chance when easily beaten by DO IT AGAIN in their recent clash but the high quality Ideal World gelding may still be progressive and could enjoy this test of stamina. That said, it does seem a tall order to reverse the form with the top rating but it must be noted that brilliant jockey Marcus has parted ways with eight time Grade 1 winner LEGAL EAGLE in favour of the Eric Sands inmate who is incidentally the yard's only runner on the day.

Verdict: Top gelding who was beaten fair and square by DO IT AGAIN last time but bred to handle this distance, respect.

Hollywoodbets Comments:
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