Red Palace to rule in the Cape

Red Palace is looking to retain her unbeaten record at Durbanville.

Many bettors will still be reeling from some of the shock results at Hollywoodbets Durbanville last Saturday which resulted in a huge Pick 6 carryover.

However, before writing off the Country Course as a punters’ graveyard, racing fans have a huge chance of recouping any deficits on Tuesday with a bet on Red Palace in Race 7, a Class 4 race for fillies and mares over 1400m.

Of the 11 runners carded, nine of them are three-year-olds and a number of them will be looking at this race as a warm-up for the Grade 1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas on Saturday 2 December.

Red Palace is sure to be among them and Candice Bass-Robinson’s charge will be looking to retain her unbeaten record at this course. The daughter of Potala Palace had three runs as a juvenile, the first two over 1000m which were clearly too short, and then, following a six-month break, came back to race over 1400m where she showed marked improvement.

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That run brought her on as she finished a close-up fifth, and when she had her next run, which was at Durbanville, she romped home to beat Coulditbe by 5.25 lengths. That form has been franked as three runners went on to win their next start, including Red Palace.

In her next start, contesting another Class 4 race for fillies and mares, she led all the way to beat Metar by 3.50 lengths. Both of those wins were over 1600m but the drop to 1400m should not be too much of a problem as she is a natural front runner.

She did get an eight-point penalty for that victory, so she comes into this race carrying 61.5kg but from No 1 draw and Aldo Domeyer back in the irons, Red Palace should make her mark in stronger than this.

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