Seattle Force to line up in the Concorde Cup, Gr2 over 1600m

After running a solid race last Sunday 11th November, we have decided to give him his toughest test to date. Seattle Force will line up in small, but competitive field of 3 year old colts next Saturday 24th November. See the final field below.

It was a very encouraging run this time around, considering how he seemed to travel a lot more fluently throughout. Keagan De Melo’s post race comments were equally encouraging: “He was a bit unlucky at the top of the straight, where the stable companion seemed to falter in front of us. As a result, he had to check inwards and this cost him a bit of early momentum. He is a very nice horse.” Keagan has already committed to riding stable companion Herodotus, so we have employed the very capable Craig Zackey for this outing.

We still feel that his main target for the season will be the Cape Derby Gr1, after he lines up in the Derby Trial on Queens Plate day. This race is commonly known as the Politician Stakes and is a Grade 3 event for three year olds, over 1800m. We also believe that we’ll see the best of him on the Summer Course at Kenilworth, over more ground. With that in mind he was only beaten by 1,55 lengths on Sunday, behind a quality sort in the form of Hudoo Magic. As such, we feel he is more than capable of a big performance in this sort of company.

24th November 2018
Kenilworth Winter Course
Race-6 – 1600m
CONCORDE CUP (Grade 2) – R400 000
For 3 year-olds
1 4 Chimichuri Run 60 116 T A S Khumalo Sean Tarry
2 9 One World 60 109 A A Marcus Vaughan Marshall
3 3 Twist Of Fate 60 109 A B Fayd’Herbe Joey Ramsden
4 1 Arabian Air 60 96 T A D Dillon Joey Ramsden
5 6 Charles 60 92 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
6 8 Trip To The Sky 60 90 A G Cheyne Justin Snaith
7 10 Crown Towers (AUS) 60 88 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
8 5 Herodotus 60 86 A K de Melo Glen Kotzen
9 7 Seattle Force 60 85 A C Zackey Glen Kotzen
10 2 More Magic 60 84 A A Domeyer Candice Bass-Robinson
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(3,4) (6,7) (8,9)

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