The 1200m HRIB Gold Cup – crème de la crème of Zimbabwe’s sprints – is set for December 2. Most connections of runners in Sunday’s 1100m MR 95 Handicap will have this on their minds.
This classy field includes Comanche Brave (joint 2016/17 Horse Of The Year and Champion Older Horse); Champion Sprinter Road To Dubai; Sheik’s Brashee, never to be left out over 1100m; rising star Super Good, and versatile Wylde Style going for a ninth victory. Although I have not mentioned Coachella, Cabinda, El Gallo and Life Is Good, this is mainly because it gets so complicated. All except Life Is Good have fairly recent sprint form.
If I were to restrict a quartet to five horses I would box Sheik’s Brashee, Road To Dubai, Coachella, Super Good and Wylde Style.
This could be horribly wrong because as I keep saying – ad nauseam – weight counts.
Racing begins on Sunday at 12.25 pm. This mad dash to the wire is due off at 15.15.