South Africa Racing – Drive on the Yellowporscheroad

Trainer Vaughan Marshall (Photo by Candiese Lenferna via Gold Circle Facebook)

Clive Robinson

Punters are faced with a pretty challenging card on Wednesday 18 May when eight races will be contested at Kenilworth in Cape Town.

The good news is that the card opener, a Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1000m, offers bettors the opportunity to get the day off to a winning start.


Of the nine runners, only three have racing experience and it looks as if the Vaughan Marshall trained Yellowporscheroad is the one to beat.

This Pomodoro colt found only one better on his recent debut and should come on nicely with that experience gained.

While that form line has not been tested, it does seem that the winner of that race, Charles Dickens, looks a promising sort. Judged on the winning time of that race, Yellowporscheroad doesn’t need much improvement to exit the maidens on his second attempt.

In Race 3, a Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1400m, Canford Lights trained by Candice Bass-Robinson gets the nod. This son of Canford Cliffs is improving in leaps and bounds.

In his last outing when stepping up to 1400m, he quickened nicely to finish just ahead of re-opposing Last Storm over the course and distance. From a good draw Canford Lights can go one better.

It must also be noted that he had excuses last time out when inconvenienced, but nevertheless ran on well to finish just 1.25-lengths behind Marvel William.

In Race 4, a Maiden Plate over 1800m, Twice The Master is in good form and although it is an open looking race, this son of Twice Over, also trained by Marshall, looks most likely to take the honours.

Gelding and stepping up in distance, looks to have done him the world of good as he finished runner-up in his last two runs. From gate 3 he should be able to show his true colours.