I know they say it is tough at the top but, believe me, I reckon it is even tougher down at the bottom. When you’re near the top and you lose and perhaps fail to finish the season in the position everyone hoped for, at least you stay in the same League and live to fight another day. But if you’re struggling near the bottom and you don’t pick up enough points then the price of failure there is relegation.
Saying veteran jockey Anton Marcus has been dominating the KZN racing scene of late is an understatement. Going through Sunday’s Greyville card one can’t help but foresee him scoring a couple more winners, making him the man to follow on the day.
While the heart may want Cue Card to win the Timico Gold Cup, the head says his stablemate Native River could be the one to lift the showpiece event on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival.
This seven-year-old contested the 6400m National Hunt Chase at this meeting last season and while his second was more than respectable, his subsequent Grade 1 victory over 5000m in the Mildmay at Aintree showed his sights should be set a little higher this term.