MASTER’s Spirit makes his return to the racetrack for Green Street Bloodstock and a new stable at Tuesday’s Kenilworth race meeting, Race 8 over 1200m. Aldo Domeyer gets the ride.
Now trained by Justin Snaith, the five-year-old is an unsound horse that’s been off the track for eight months and he hasn’t been pushed for this run, will need another to get to his peak.
Jutin Vermaak said: “Master’s Spirit has taken on stronger in his career, but he’s been a difficult horse and will need this and maybe another run to be 100%. Justin has him sounder than he’s been in a while so he could go well, we’ll be hoping!”
In Race 1 over 1000m, Brandon May rides Ma Forte, who made a good debut finishing second recently. She beat some good form horses in that run, and if she can reproduce that could be hard to beat as her work has been good, provided there is nothing special among the unraced runners.
Justin commented: “For the conspiracy theorists out there, we have kept Brandon May on Ma Forte because she has been very difficult to school at the pens. Bernard is on another Snaith runner.
At Scottsville on Wednesday, Bernard takes the ride on Oligarch (R2,1200m) for Dean Kannemeyer. He’s drawn towards the outside but has a chance. There are lots of unraced runners, but the races ones don’t look too strong.
“Oligarch needs further, but has a good place chance,” Justin assessed.
Johan Janse Van Vuuren will saddle promising Airtaxi in Race 8 over 1200m, Donovan Mansour up.
Justin said: “Airtaxi seems like a decent horse, we thought he’d get closer last time but he had excuses. It is a competitive race but he is well drawn and has a low weight. I think he is low in the ratings compared to where he could be so he must have a big chance here. It’s always hard against hard-knockers like these, however, so realistically we can’t expect more than an eachway chance especially based on his last run.”