HARARE – We once again welcome the Zimbabwe National Army to Borrowdale Park for their Annual Charity Day that is full of fun events, various spectacular displays and some good racing. The main race of the day is the ZNA Charity handicap over 1800m which will see some of last year’s top campaigners back in action.
Unbeaten in three starts since arriving in Zimbabwe is the Seb D’Aquino trained Choisir (Francois Herholdt). Choisir has already had one victorious start this season and with regular jockey Francois Herholdt in the saddle does look the form horse in the race and the one to beat.
The main rivals to Choisir are all having their first start this season and stable companion Burmese Cat (Lance Pagel), who ran third in the OK Grand Challenge and fourth behind Choisir in the Republic Cup could give the most cheek and even make it a one-two for the Seb D’Aquino yard.
The third runner from the yard is Royal Arrow (Derreck David) and he does look held on form with Choisir.
The Kirk Swanson duo, Captain’s Tiger (Sherman Brown) and Eight Street (Quinton Riddle), are both decent sorts on their day but might both be beginning to look further. Jockey arrangement seems to suggest that Eight Street is the best of the two runners as Quinton Riddle does have the choice of the two.
Returning after a long rest is Vincent (Juan Pual Van Der Merwe) for the Gokhan Terzi yard.
A classy three-year-old winning the 2011 FBC Derby he unfortunately missed his four-year-old career through injury and if not needing this outing could well be the surprise package in the race.
Champion Trainer Lisa Harris sends out Candymancan (Randall Simons) who looks an improving sort but this is by far his biggest test to date and will have to lift his feet to beat this field.
There are seven local races with the PA starting from race 1 off at 13.20, Pick6 from race 2 off at 14.00 and the Jackpot from race 4 off at 15.15
Race 1: Monterey Bay, All Inclusive, Detective Casey
Race 2: Final Fling, Nine Tail Cat, Tiger Be Ware
Race 3: Tanus, Moment In The Sun, Double Date
Race 4: Woodford Express, Smoulder, Mr Indigo
Race 5: Sol Invictus, Master Innings, Saint Cyprian
Race 6: Choisir, Burmese Cat, Eight Street
Race 7: Diamantaire, Gortahawk, Cut The Deal
Place Accumulator :- Leg1: 6 Leg2: 2 Leg3: 2,4 Leg4: 4,6 Leg5: 1,6 Leg6: 4 Leg7: 5 cost $8-00
Pick Six:- Leg1: 2,4,5 Leg2: 2,4,6,8 Leg3: 1,4,5,6 Leg4:1,6,8 Leg5: 4 Leg6: 2,3,5 cost $432-00
Jackpot:- Leg1: 1,4,5,6 Leg2: 1,6,8 Leg3: 4 Leg4: 2,3,5 cost $36-00.