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Posted 2022-04-28 13:47:30  
Kommetdieding headlines Prremiers, Comments from all Trainers

Ashwin Reynolds made an appearance at trackwork this week to watch Kommetdieding gallop but this time around he may be a bit more worried about the competition after the colt's shock defeat over shorter last time. 

The ambitious plan to race in Gauteng after a hard Cape Summer Season culminating in the Cape Met win, was always going to be a test. Rather than criticise the move, one can applaud the challenge. The Premiers will be final part of the puzzle that has two Provinces top races ticked and a final one on the radar. 

Here are some of the comments by trainers for their runners courtesy of Gold Circle. 

2000m, Saturday 30 April, Turffontein, Race 7, 15:15


1. Kommetdieding – “He’s over his preferred trip this time”, Michelle Rix

12. Sparkling Water – “She’s pulled up well (Empress Club Stakes) so she might as well run“, Mike de Kock

3. Puerto Manzano – “He gave me the feel of a miler in the Horse Chestnut Stakes”, Keagan de Melo

4. Second Base - “He must have a chance from draw 1”, Keagan de Melo

2. MK’s Pride – “He’s working exceptionally well”, Paul Peter

13. Zeus – “He’s feeling amazing, he’s got a huge stride and we know he stays”, Craig Zackey

5. Zillzaal – “He comes off a feature win and a very good 2nd”, Sean Tarry

6. Flying Carpet – “He has come on from his run in the Horse Chestnut Stakes”, Sean Tarry

7. Astrix – “I think he could be in the placings ”, Paul Peter

8. Johnny Hero – “I’ve really got him right” Tyronne Zackey

10. Shangani – “His long time mission would be the Gold Cup”, Paul Peter

9. Shango – “He’s had an interrupted prep”, Sean Tarry

11. Savannah Storm – “I’ve always thought a lot of him. He’s got a lot of stamina and a massive heart”, Phillip Vermeulen


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