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Trevor Reid
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11 Mar 2016
6:00 am

A time to dream of Black Type

Trevor Reid

No one is in better form that jockey S'manga Khumalo

Jockey S'Manga Khumalo on the winning horse Heavy Metal at the Vodacom Durban July race on 6 July 2013 at the Greyville Racetrack in Durban. Picture: Christine Vermooten

Cup Cake looked good when winning the warm up for the Breeders Guineas (Listed) last month but it will be stable companion A Time To Dream who could all the rage to take out Race 6 over 1600m at Fairview today.

A Time To Dream was runner-up on debut and then rattled off a hat-trick of decent wins before coming unstuck in the Grade 1 Cape Fillies Guineas where she finished seventh, only 6.90 lengths behind Silver Mountain, and then seventh and 4.90 lengths off Illuminator in the CTS Million Dollar.

Clearly outclassed in both of those races trainer Justin Snaith has made the right choice by sending the Dynasty filly to Fairview to pick up some Black Type in a race where conditions clearly suit A Time To Dream as she would be giving chunks of weight to all her rivals but will instead meet them at level weights.

No one is in better form that jockey S’manga Khumalo and he was aboard Cup Cake in her last two wins but is booked to ride A Time To Dream from a good draw.

Cup Cake is clearly improving with every run and her last win was good but there are some visiting raiders who may also prove a bit better than her, but she should be in the battle for the places.

Trainer Mike Bass also has a very good record when raiding the Eastern Cape and Inanna will do him proud and she is improving with racing and was in full control when blinkered for the first time, beating Aldorada by 1.25 lengths at Kenilworth last month.

Inanna was two lengths behind A Time To Dream when they met at Durbanville over 1600m in October last year and meets her on 4kg worse terms so her task looks difficult, on paper at least.

Trainer Dean Kannemeyer has Nyangan representing his in-form yard. This Silvano filly has won her last two starts in KwaZulu-Natal against weaker but the step up to 1600m should suit her.

The Snaith yard can have another good day as debutante Seattle Sunrise in Race 1 and Captain Quick in Race 7 should do the yard proud in their respective races.

Snaith has a very high strike rate with first-timers at Fairview and Seattle Sunrise looks to have only Madiba Dance to beat.

A change of scenery has done the trick with Captain Quick and the Mogok gelding has won two of his last four starts and both of those wins were over the course and distance that he competes in.

Khumalo will also be on Captain Quick and once again they have landed a good draw.

Western Wu was full of running when winning in January and blinkers have brought out the best in him and he is the biggest threat to Captain Quick.