Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
1 minute read
29 Jan 2022
5:34 pm

Cape Town Met: Kommetdieding does it again

Mike Moon

The Durban July winner from last year powered to the front late on to also win the Cape Town Met at Kenilworth.

A whopping R650 million was bet with the Hong Kong Jockey Club tote on eight of the 12 races at the 2022 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met race meeting at Kenilworth last Saturday. Picture: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

Kommetdieding, the “Peoples Champion”, won the WSB Cape Town Met in thrilling style at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Wild celebrations and tears of joy greeted the popular four-year-old colt as he entered the winner’s circle and was embraced by his owner, humble Cape Flats builder Ashwin Reynolds and friends and family.

Driven home brilliantly by jockey Gavin Lerena, the 2-1 favourite completed the rare Durban July-Met double and confirmed himself as unarguably the best racehorse in South Africa at present.

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Trained in the small yard of veteran Harold Crawford and daughter Michelle Rix and owned by Reynolds, the four-year-old colt raced just off the pace of the Grade 1 2,000m contest before surging clear in the final 100m, to beat Jet Dark (9-2) Linebacker (4-1) and Double Superlative (7-1).