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Trevor Reid
1 minute read
5 Jan 2015
6:00 am

Follow the Spies yard

Trevor Reid

Trainer Corne Spies has a good record when raiding Flamingo Park and he has sent two of his better horses in Kiss Me Hardy and All The Bids down to Kimberley and both appear hard to beat in their respective races.

Corne Spies trains Kiss Me Hardy who races at Flamingo Park today.

Kiss Me Hardy will contest Race 7, the feature race of the day the Flamingo Park Sprint (Non-Black Type) over 1200m.

Kiss Me Hardy looked hard to oppose in his latest start but due the state of the going the meeting was switched from his preferred surface (sand) to the turf and he never quickened late and was a well-beaten runner-up to Samogan, losing by 2.50 lengths.

The drop in trip suits and jockey Francois Naude will get the benefit of pole position draw and if allowed to stride out it could be a case of the Captain Al gelding proving too good for this opposition.

Code Red and Tribal Code look his main dangers.

Stable companion All The Bids in Race 5 has had a very good season winning three times and showing good improvement with each outing on the sand surface which has seen his Merit Rating on the sand shoot up to 104.

This Daring Bid three-year-old was well beaten in his last two starts but as those efforts were on the turf they can probably be ignored.

Front-running tactics have brought out the best in All The Bids so jockey Naude will be best advised to use them again.

All The Bids won by six lengths the last time he raided Flamingo Park and before that had been a good runner-up to stable companion the ill-fated Topostwego.