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Posted 2010-01-23 11:40:13  
POCKET POWER TO RECEIVE UNIQUE SADDLE CLOTH FOR "MET"

 Pocket Power, the three times defending champion of the J&B Met, will receive a unique "gift" from Gold Circle on Saturday 30th January as he receives his very own saddle cloth colour for the big race- a gesture never, to our knowledge, bestowed upon a defending champion of a Grade 1 race either in South Africa or internationally.

Vidrik Thurling, Gold Circle's Western Cape Chairperson takes up the story, "I received a phone call today regarding an idea of promoting Pocket Power in his historic attempt to lift an incredible 4th J&B Met crown. Ash Maharaj (M.D: SAHorseracing.COM) suggested that we change the saddle cloth colour of the champion in relation to the rest of the J&B Met field. Thinking that this was an interesting innovation and also is in keeping with our plans to promote equine stars, I suggested that General Manager Gold Circle Western Cape, Mike Greef, investigate the logistics and other details of the plan.

"I am happy to announce that Gold Circle has decided to make the saddle cloth colour of the J&B Met field a beautiful yellow with the red J&B logo on it with Pocket Power's saddle cloth being a striking red with a different shade of red for the J&B logo The red cloth will act as a mark of distinction and distinguish the defending champion and three times holder of the crown in an era where he is truly a living legend of the turf. In our lifetimes we are unlikely to see a horse of this calibre and durability.

"We are thrilled to afford this unique opportunity to this star horse and hope that racegoers will fill Kenilworth on Saturday to shout the champion home. 

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