Monumental and Wecangoallnight are sons of Gimmethegreenlight and it should pay to follow the progress of both last-start winners when they run on the nine-race card at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Sunday.
The former, a two-year-old trained by Glen Kotzen, was trapped three deep around the bend when drawn wide last time but sliced through the opposition and did so in the manner of a smart sort to win as he liked by 1.50 lengths, allowing Keagan de Melo to pose for photographers at the line.
On that evidence, Monumental is good value to follow up in Race 3 over 1400m and is worth a significant bet.
De Melo, the country’s leading rider this season, was glowing in his praise of the youngster’s ability and performance so, unsurprisingly, retains the ride aboard the promising juvenile.
Spring Palace led from start to finish when winning over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville last time, returning from a break during which he was gelded. He, together with debut scorer Paratrooper, with natural improvement expected ought to give cheek to Kotzen’s charge, so Swingers and Exacta bets with this pair could maximise winnings.
Fire Away colt My Golly Molly – who will boost Trifecta and Quartet dividends – is another to note at a bigger price, having been beaten just under five lengths by Monumental on his comeback after a break. Eric Sands’ charge should get closer under Sean Veale from gate No 1 and on 3kg better terms.
Wecangoallnight is another Sands-Veale runner and last-start winner to be with in Race 9 over 1200m. This three-year-old son of Gimmethegreenlight made an impressive winning comeback in a similar contest last month when returning from a rest and gelding to win by a widening 2.75-length margin.
Given the manner of that course-and-distance success, a resultant seven-point penalty is unlikely to halt his development or prevent him from following up either.
One-eyed Mister Monocle is a lightly raced late-maturing son of Twice Over and another recent scorer on the card who could go on and win again in Race 7. This Justin Snaith-trained four-year-old has won two (both over 2000m) of his last three starts and gone up 11 points in the ratings as a result but could still be ahead of the handicapper.
He won his only start under Richard Fourie and is reunited with the in-form rider in a Class 4 event over 1950m.
The Snaith-Fourie combination will be to the fore in Race 2 with Pacific Green and again with consistent Future Turn in Race 8.