Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
2 minute read
12 Jun 2020
1:16 pm

Ultra Marcus and Ultra Magnus enter Scottsville arena

Mike Moon

The combination of Anton Marcus on Ultra Magnus sounds quite formidable, but keep an eye out for some of the other juveniles trying to muscle their way into the Grade 1 sprints.

Anton Marcus

So dominant is Anton Marcus in KwaZulu-Natal racing these days, one tends to look for which horse he has chosen to ride as a quick reference point in assessing a race. For Saturday’s Grade 2 Post Merchants at Scottsville, the former champ has opted for Ultra Magnus – and it’s not hard to see why. Trained by Brett Crawford, the four-year-old gelding by Oratorio has been quickly climbing the ladder of the best sprinters in South Africa. He has won five of eight starts and Marcus has been in the plate on two of those occasions – including in his...