The feature race at Borrowdale Park on Saturday is the 1000m AFZ Borrowdale Sprint where Bridget Stidolph has a strong hand with Coachella, Super Good and Life Is Good, all nominated for the 2017/18 Spey Bridge Champion Sprinter award, and Flanders, who shares bottom weight with Road To Dubai.
COACHELLA (above) is a 5-year-old gelding by Alado (GB) and has won 6 races and been placed 5 times from 14 starts. Wesley Marwing rides – Drawn 4 – 61 kgs.
SUPER GOOD (above) – is a 6-year-old gelding by Announce out of a Dynasty mare. Seven wins and 20 places from 33 starts. Trained by Bridget Stidolph – Brendon McNaughton rides – Drawn 2 – 60 kgs.
LIFE IS GOOD (above) – a 5-year-old gelding by Var (USA) out of a Smarty Jones (USA) mare. Six wins. Trained by Bridget Stidolph – Deon Sampson rides – Drawn 5 – 58.5 kgs.
KINGSTON PASSAGE – (Unfortunately no photograph available) is a 3-time winner and placed 3 times from 9 starts – all over 1000m. Mostly at Kenilworth. Last start 16 June, unplaced. 5 year-old gelding by Western Winter (USA) out of a Horse Chestnut mare. First race in Harare. Trained by Kirk Swanson – Sherman Brown rides – Drawn 6 – 57 kgs.
FLANDERS (above) – four-year-old gelding by Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) out of a Captain Al mare. Six wins and 5 places from 13 starts. Trained by Bridget Stidolph – Nikki Sibanda rides – Drawn 1 – 52 kgs.
ROAD TO DUBAI – Seven-year-old gelding by The Sheik. Nine wins from 1100 to 1300m. The last time he carried 52 kgs was in November 2015 when he won over 1200m beating Gentle Brook. Trained by Kirk Swanson – Morgan Nyamagwete rides – Drawn 3 – 52 kgs.
The first race on the seven race card is due off at 11.50 am. In case you are wondering who the new TV presenters are – Dirk Viljoen and Mark Pozzo will be in action, alternating, depending on their schedules.