The three-year-old Seventh Rock colt, trained by Vaughan Marshall, seems at best over a straight course and was a good winner over this distance at Kenilworth in September. Jockey MJ Byleveld knows the horse well and his draw on the outside rail is a good place to be when racing up the Fairview straight.
There are many though in with a winning chance and all of Al Don Cumarco, Clifton Surf, Albarakah, Captain’s Reserve and Lotus Lily Lake deserve respect.
Some promising lightly raced three-year-olds will contest Race 6, the Listed Racing Association Stakes over 1600m.
Heading the local challengers is the Alan Greeff trained Nottinghamshire. This Silvano colt has won twice in just three starts to date and the slight step up in trip should suit.
There are some visiting raiders and Kemal Kavur is best rated of them. This Marshall-trained Warm White Night colt made all to win over this trip at Durbanville last month and is well drawn.
Justin Snaith sends out Trippi colt Cuban Emerald. There was dramatic improvement from his modest debut to win his second start when well backed and the step up in trip could be the way to go with Cuban Emerald.
Glen Kotzen-trained Chestnut’s Champ is another who is clearly improving and will be given every chance by the promising rider Donovan Dillon.
Cruzcampo and Stir It Up are two others who look to have ability and could run well. Eviction ran a very promising third on debut last Sunday and if he takes his place again so soon after his last start, should get punters off to a winning start in Race 1. The Judpot colt drops in trip to 1000m which could be a problem but gets the services of leading rider Andrew Fortune.