Everything that you need to know about 2021 WSB Cape Town Cup runner Puerto Manzano. The four-time winner will be looking for his first grade 1 win on Saturday 29 January.
This Johan Janse Van Vuuren trained individual ran on strongly in the WSB Summer Cup in November. With Keagan De Melo aboard, he will be trying his utmost best for the Johannesburg based owners and trainers.
9) PUERTO MANZANO (ARG) 40/1
Jockey: Keagan De Melo
Trainer: J A Janse van Vuuren
Owner: Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs T J Wernars
Breeder: Haras Carampangue
Sire: Seek Again (USA)
Dam: Posera (ARG) by Orpen (USA)
Career Record: 9 | Wins: 4 | Places: 2
Stakes Won: R261 300
Runs at Kenilworth: 0
Runs at 2000m distance: 0 (0 places)
3rd in the 2021 Gold Circle Racing Youtube Channel Pinnacle Stakes 2200m
2nd in the Egoli Mile (Non-Black Type) 1600m
Winning Form Comments: Blinkers ON. Best MR:113. Close-up in latest despite excuses. Gets blinkers re-fitted.
2022 Cape Town Met – 2000m – Grade 1
R2 000 000 – Turf
Saturday 29 January 2022
|1st – KOMMETDIEDING (5)||18/10||G Lerena||H Crawford/M Rix|
|2nd – JET DARK (4)||4/1||S Khumalo||J Snaith|
|3rd – LINEBACKER (6)||4/1||G van Niekerek||V Marshall|
|4th – DOUBLE SUPERLATIVE (11)||6/1||A Marcus||J Snaith|
|5th – DO IT AGAIN (1)||20/1||B Fayd’Herbe||J Snaith|
An exciting field of 11 runners go to post for the Grade 1 WSB Cape Town Met. KOMMETDIEDING has had the perfect preparation heading into this race. He did his best work late when finishing third in the Non-Black Type Cape Mile and his run in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate last time was even more encouraging. He will come into this race at peak fitness and from pole position, he should be the one to beat.
JET DARK was ultra-impressive when winning the Grade 1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate last time. Despite losing two lengths at the start, he quickened up well and drew clear of the opposition. The son of Trippi tries the 2000m for the first time and if seeing out the extra distance on offer, he should go close to winning.
LINEBACKER is much better than his last start suggests. He is unbeaten from two starts over this distance. It is encouraging that Grant van Niekerk steps back into the saddle and the combination cannot be ignored.
MARINA got going too late when finishing third behind Captain’s Ransom in the Grade 1 Cartier Paddock Stakes last time. The daughter of Silvano stays all day and she should give the males a run for their money.
Punters' Challenge - Met Edition
The Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge will feature a very special edition of the competition for the WSB Cape Town Met! There is R200 000 which must be won on the day.
The prize will be shared among the top 50 on the leaderboard, with the player who finishes in first place bagging R100 000!
In addition to this, there is an incredible R10 000 000 which is up for grabs to the person/s who tip ALL of the winners on the WSB Cape Town Met card!