(6g) 55.5kgs. Drawn 2. Greg Cheyne rides for Kirk Swanson.
By Windrush(USA) and out of a Machiavellian (USA) mare, Amsterdam has won 6 races and been placed 14 times from 32 starts. His only race at Borrowdale Park was in the Ipi Tombe Stakes on February 25 when he ran third to Ashton Park, 0.75 lengths back. Mathematician was second, 0.50 lengths off the winner and all carried 60 kgs.
Amsterdam’s previous outing was at Turffontein on January 27 when he won a 1800m MR 99 Handicap, beating Bankable Teddy. He has won from 1600m to 2000m and beaten Kilrain over 2000m when receiving 2kgs. On Saturday he will be 1.5 kgs better off. He had a setback and was scratched from the Breeders Champions Cup, however he is fit and well and the stable are hoping for a big run in the Castle Tankard. Interesting.