Tempting Fate should run well back down the straight

Tempting Fate should run well back down the straight

January 29, 2021 / 1 month ago

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Image: Tempting Fate, better down the straight. (Candiese Lenferna).

Tempting Fate, the 2020 Equus Champion two-year-old colt, reverts to sprinting in Saturday’s G1 Cape Flying Championship over 1000m on Cape Town Met Day.

The three-year-old Avontuur-bred colt was tried over 1600m in the recent Gr1 Cape Guineas, but he faded out after being in contention early.

He was also somewhat disappointing in his first outing during the Cape Summer Season in early December, but needed that run after a three-month break and, since he enjoys the Kenilworth straight, can be expected to deliver the kind of run he is capable of.

Trainer Dennis Drier said on Friday: “We’ve raced him twice over a mile, he doesn’t stay, but he’s well, he’s freshened up for the Cape Flying.”

Luke Ferraris will take Tempting Fate’s reins from Sean Veale, who has remained in Durban following the Covid-19 travel restrictions.