Quite a sparkling line-up for the 1260m MR Handicap at Borrowdale on Sunday and the inclusion of the Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) filly, Simona, adds spice. From six starts in KZN the three-year-old has won once over 1200m, and her last start was at Scottsville on March 26.
All of El Gallo, Coachella, Cabinda have good recent form and it will be interesting to see how Kevin Barry, who has not raced since December fares against stable companions, Principled Man and Zita.
However they all have to beat Newton Power who won a 1200m MR 100 Handicap at the last race meeting. That day Newton Power and El Gallo both carried 52 kgs and Newton Power won by 0.10 lengths. El Gallo is now 1 kg better off but both runners are giving weight to the rest of this classy field.
Photograph: Gavin Macleod. Newton Power and Mathew Thackeray. Randall Simons rides on Sunday.