Five will contest the Breeders Fillies Mile (L) at Borrowdale Park on Saturday but only one of the runners has previously raced further than 1200m.
However, that doesn’t mean much in this instance as all the contestants are bred to go further and some may relish more ground.
Seattle Swift, still a maiden and having her third start, finished 1.15 lengths off Farm Yard Tractor over 1600m at the last meeting. She is trained by Bridget Stidolph, as is Willfull Path. Jarryd Penny is on Seattle Swift, while Morgan Nyamagwete rides Willfull Path.
The Swanson yard fields True Beauty, winner of the 1200m Jacaranda Free Handicap, and Dindingwe.
True Beauty narrowly beat Champion Juvenile Stakes winner, Dindingwe, when they met in the Jacaranda Free, and that day Dindingwe had claiming apprentice Rodgers Satombo on board. She retains his services on Saturday and the other runners will carry 57 kgs. Norbert Takawira rides True Beauty.
Gokhan Terzi’s satellite yard, Vee Racing, has entered well-bred Mazikeen, who ran third in the Champion Juvenile and has beaten Willfull Path – although those tables turned later. Hennie Greyling rides Mazikeen.
This will be an interesting race, but one needs a reliable crystal ball to pick the winner.
Borrowdale gets off to a late start at 13 55 on Saturday and the second feature on the 7-race card is the 1800m National Foods Cup.
Photograph by Zimbabwe Equine News: Seattle Swift with *Munashe Josi up.