Monday 17 February, 2020

Jockey Dane Dawkins and trainer Gary Subratie look set to land double

Jockey Dane Dawkins and trainer Gary Subratie could win their fourth race in a week by closing Saturday’s 10-race card with a double – MY SISTER and maiden three-year-old filly, SOUL CURE, both owned by Michael Bernard.

The jockey-trainer combination struck on successive racedays, last Saturday and Wednesday, with NUCLEAR FLIGHT and K D FLYER, respectively.

A run-on sprinter, MY SISTER gets a good draw at five-furlong straight, stall seven in the eight-horse field after drawing near the far rail and being twice beaten in races won by speedy ADONIS. Subratie has declared MY SISTER with blinkers, sharpening her for the quick sprint.

Facing runners who have never won an overnight allowance, MY SISTER should start favourite after winning her last two races in the space of two months, November last year and January 12 this season.

MY SISTER is versatile at five-furlong straight, finishing close-up to top sprinters such as stablemate NUCLEAR FLIGHT and ANOTHER VIGOROUS, plus her last two efforts against ADONIS.

Meanwhile, Dawkins replaces Robert Halledeen aboard Subratie’s three-year-old maiden, SOUL CURE, following the filly’s disqualification from second, two Saturdays ago, behind SWEET LIKE SUGAR, beaten by only a head, after causing interference to RAW LIQUID near the three-furlong point.

SOUL CURE showed speed on debut, third behind ONE SOO TRUE at five-furlong round, followed by her disqualified second-place behind SWEET LIKE SUGAR at five and a half.

First post is 12:15 p.m.


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