Trainer Tony Peter has already introduced some smart Juveniles this year and his charge, the colt Pistol Pete does look a promising sort.
The son of Buffalo Bill Cody attracted good betting support on debut, and he proved too good for his rivals, winning by 2.25 lengths over 1000m on the Vaal Classic track.
He is only opposed by five runners of which his stable companion Bellissivar looks an optimistic entry.
Candice Dawson-trained Address The Nation won on debut, but only narrowly, and did not give the impression that sprinting will be his forte, especially the minimum 1000m.
One runner who could be a huge danger is Vercingetorix newcomer Cymric trained by Johan Janse van Vuuren,
Van Vuuren likes to take on winners with his runners at this time of the year and the betting will need to be watched closely.
Mike de Kock-trained Marauding Horde will be most people’s idea of a banker bet for the exotics. This colt, who has been runner-up in both starts, runs in Race 6.
Clearly bred for some ground he ran a cracker on debut when running on strongly at the finish behind a promising sort in Presley.
Marauding Horde was expected to win his second start but once again found one better on the day in the form of Blackberry Breeze.
The step up to 1800m will suit and he is back on the course of his good debut effort.
If neither of these choices manages to win it will be up to Mid Winter Wind to get us out of it in the lucky last race.
The Sean Tarry-trained gelding is having his first run in handicap company but is improving and looks to be a talented sort.