Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
2 minute read
8 Jan 2021
5:40 pm

Queen’s Plate day: R10m Pick 6 ignites search for a banker

Mike Moon

The high quality of racehorse stepping onto the Kenilworth turf this weekend is enough to pull in most racing fans, but extra bait of a predicted R10-million Pick 6 should hook even the most jaded punter.

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The chunky Pick 6 is on the Saturday meeting of the two-day L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival – which kicks off on Friday (8 January) with a card that also lifts the pulse rate. The Queen’s Plate itself, Race 7 and Leg 4 of the Pick 6, is a cracking affair: a small field of eight loaded with top-class talent. Durban July winner Belgarion might be a 12-10 favourite, but it is hard to select him as an exotic-bet banker – purely because of the quality of the opposition. No-one can discount former Queen’s Plate champion Rainbow Bridge (3-1), while Do...