Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
1 minute read
14 Jan 2022
3:20 pm

3YO challenges Kommetdieding in latest Cape Met betting

Mike Moon

Following the sudden retirement of defending champion Rainbow Bridge, Double Superlative was installed at the top of the betting boards alongside Kommetdieding.

Double Superlative has joined Kommetdieding as favourite for the Cape Met. Picture: Chase Liebenberg

Double Superlative, winner of the Cape Guineas in December, has been backed into joint favouritism for the WSB Cape Met to be run at Kenilworth on 29 January.

Following the sudden retirement of Met defending champion Rainbow Bridge on Thursday, Double Superlative – a two-time winner from five starts – was installed at the top of the betting boards alongside Kommetdieding, winner of the 2021 Durban July and second in last week’s Queen’s Plate.

Impressive Queen’s Plate winner Jet Dark is priced at 5-1 for the Met, while Linebacker, who disappointed in that race, is half a point shorter at 9-2.

Upcountry supporters of Triple Tiara heroine will be drawn to the 15-1 on offer for her, while the 33-1 about Triple Crown king Malmoos is also unlikely to last.

Cape Met betting:

15-10 Kommetdieding, Double Superlative

9-2 Linebacker

5-1 Jet Dark

8-1 Do It Again

10-1 Hoedspruit

13-1 Marina

15-1 War Of Athena

20-1 Firealley

33-1 Malmoos, Second Base

50-1 Cirillo, Russian Rock, Puerto Manzano

55-1 Waterberry Lane

66-1 Rockin’ Ringo