Amy Bronkhorst’s gallant girl, Wylde Style, an eight-time winner, carries 60 kgs in the Sable Flyers (LR) at Borrowdale Park on Sunday. This feature race run over 1260m is a Merit Rated Handicap for Fillies and Mares, weights to be determined at the sole discretion of the handicapper.
The remaining three runners will be receiving plenty of weight from Wylde Style, all being set to carry 52 kgs. Apprentice Mjoka on Belle Epoch can claim 1.5 kgs, while Apprentice Habib on Crystalline is expected to put up an extra 1 kg.
Elegant Beauty, also trained by Amy, is having her first start in Harare. By Main Aim (GB), this four-year-old filly has one win and three places from 10 starts. Ryan Munger will be in the irons.
All things considered this trio will have to pick up their hooves. (Why do I keep typing Winx instead of Wylde Style?)
Photograph Zimbabwe Equine News
FIRST RACE DUE OFF AT 12.45
The first race on Sunday is due off at 12.45 and this 1200m MR 65 Handicap includes some interesting runners. Penny Fisher’s pair, Zita and Bankers Blues ran behind Romantic Balladeer over 1450m at the last meeting, with Zita only 1.80 lengths back.
Others to consider are Nimble Dancer, a distance specialist, as well as Porterhouse and Just A Jag – all trained by Bridget Stidolph. Just A Jag has beaten Nimble Dancer before but is 2.5 kgs worse off here.
Photograph by Zimbabwe Equine News: Zita with Ryan Munger in the irons.
PHILANTHROPY TRYING FOR A DOUBLE
Philanthropy, an easy winner at the Borrowdale Park meeting on September 9, goes for a double in the 1800m MR 59 Handicap on Sunday, but watch out for the turnaround in weights here. The son of Philanthropist (USA) has gone up by 8 points since his last outing.
Kirk Swanson has quite a strong hand with Stirling Road, Wee Doch ‘n Dorris and Baumgartner – nor can the remaining runners be discounted.
Photograph by Gavin Macleod: Philanthropy and Fanie Chambers team up again.
DON’T ASK ME
Zimbabwe Guineas winner Flasher On The Run will have his first outing since May 21 in the 1600m Graduation Plate on Sunday. Trainer Kirk Swanson also fields Tierce in this one.
There are 10 runners, some of whom raced on September 9. Graduation Plates are never on my list of favourite things and with the Formgrids site still on the blink don’t ask me for any predictions.
Seems like a likely race for Quartet fundis…go wide.
Photograph: Flasher On The Run, with Sherman Brown, winning the Guineas. Apprentice Mpumelelo Mjoka rides on Sunday and will claim 1.5 kgs.
There are seven races on this week’s Borrowdale Park card.