Dynasty dominates Guineas entries
An outstanding field of 21 3yos have been entered in the 2013 Gr1 Cape Guineas, scheduled to be run at Kenilworth on 21 December. Here is a list of the entries for the Guineas, plus the name of their respective sire.
6 ANTONIUS DU BOIS (Antonius Pius)
7 ARION (Silvano)
3 CAPE CUTTER (Captain Al)
10 CAPTAIN AMERICA (Captain Al)
16 DE KOCK (Dynasty)
1 DYNASTIC POWER (Dynasty)
9 ELUSIVE GOLD (Sail From Seattle)
13 ETERNAL JET (Jet Master)
18 FOREST INDIGO (Judpot)
2 LEGISLATE (Dynasty)
8 MOOFEED (AUS) (Duke Of Marmalade)
12 POWER KING (Silvano)
14 RED RAY (Western Winter)
15 ROMAN MANNER (AUS) (Holy Roman Emperor)
19 SOLAR STAR (Kahal)
4 SPEED ROCKET (Dynasty)
11 STRONGMAN (Stronghold)
20 TOP JET (Jet Master)
5 WHISTLE STOP (Silvano)
21 WILLOW MAGIC (AUS) (Dubawi)
17 ZAMBEZI TORRENT (Captain Al)
It is remarkable to think that sons of locally bred sires (9) make up nearly half the entries! Former Guineas winners Jet Master and Captain Al have combined five runners between them, while former Horse of the Year, and current red-hot sire, Dynasty has four colts entered for this R1 000 000 contest.
The Guineas entries list is also a tribute to Highlands Farm – who bred four (nearly 25%) of the 2013 Cape Guineas would be contenders. Maine Chance Farms and Varsfontein are represented by two runners apiece in the great race.
A truly spectacular classic, the Guineas has been won by such champion as Horse Chestnut, Variety Club, Politician, Jay Peg and Empress Club, as well as champion sires Captain Al and Jet Master. Hopefully the 2013 Guineas will see the crowning of another superstar!