Jack Milner
1 minute read
30 Oct 2016
8:49 pm

Marco can ride into the sunset

Jack Milner

Seattle Sunset has been the model of consistency since joining Cliffie Miller’s yard in Kimberley in July last year.

Picture: AFP.

During that period he has raced 10 times for four wins, two seconds and two fourths.

He could add another victory to that tally when he lines up for Race 6 at Flamingo Park this afternoon, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1600m. This distance seems to be at the outside limit of his range as most of his victories have been over shorter. However, two runs back he had a runaway victory over this track and trip, beating Ford Country by eight lengths.

Marco van Rensburg had him perfectly placed and once he hit the front the son of Sail From Seattle just blew his opposition away. This time he jumps from No 1 draw and that will help Van Rensburg who is back aboard after missing the last ride on this gelding. Nevertheless, Lukas Bester proved to be a good fill-in as Seattle Sunset battled well but went down a neck to Dukes Idol in a Pinnacle Stakes over 1400m.

On that run Seattle Sunset holds a number of these runners on form. Jaguar, who can never be written off in a race of this nature, finished five lengths back in fifth position and is only 1.5kg better off, while Red Special finished third, 2.30 lengths behind Miller’s charge, and they now meet again at level weights.

The best bet on the card looks to be Justash in Race 5, a MR 72 handicap over 1200m. He has won both of his starts over 1200m at this course with ease and with Muzi Yeni up and No 1 draw, they look set to repeat.