On paper, this Justin Snaith-trained runner is about as big a racing certainty as you would even hope to find. This five-year-old son of Dynasty looked to be quite useful after running on strongly in the Investec Cape Derby to get within 0.40 lengths of heavily odds-on favourite Capetown Noir in February 2012.
However, after that things went wrong and he was out of action for more than 19 months. He was gelded during that period and when he returned to racing in September Snaith made it clear his charge was badly in need of a run. In fact, he commented Dynamic would not only need that run, but the one after that as well before anybody should consider having a bet on him.
However, he was in a galloping mood and came home on the bit to beat Light The Lights by 1.25 lengths. Now it is a question of whether Dynamic will produce the same sort of performance, or even improve on that run, in his second race after his lengthy layoff.
He is perfectly drawn at No 5, has Richard Fourie in the irons and on handicap is at least 6.5kg better off than any other runner.
The main threat should come from Catkin who, although 8.5kg out with Dynamic on handicap, is a very decent horse. He twice finished second to Act Of War in feature events during the winter and the Joey Ramsden-trained runner came out recently to win the Grade 3 Cape Classic, giving weight to all, including odds-on favourite Mljet.