Dark horses want to shine at the Summer Cup

With the transfer of 200,000 rubles. in “Four” R2.5 Million Betway Summer Cup Saturdayand a likely 1 million rand pool, a lot of people will be looking for a decent underdog to make that bet pay off really well.

There are a couple of high bidding horses whose trainers think they could fill the role and these are Super Silvano and Raiseallelujah.

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James Crawford, assistant coach to his father Brett, says players should not ignore the odds of Super Silvano, who is trading at 66-1.

“I think the Super Silvano is a dark horse in the race,” Crawford said on Wednesday.

“He has a lot of abilities and a lot of people don’t notice him. He ran after some very good horses who were very successful in racing in South Africa.”

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The Super Silvano certainly competed with some worthy horses, finishing third behind the Golden Dukat in the Grade 1 Cape Derby and then fourth by 2.35 lengths behind the same horse in the Grade 2 Premier Trophy, both in Kenilworth.

He also ran 0.75 lengths of a second behind Katak in the 3rd legal betting class and this winner is
now racing in Singapore where he wins graded races.

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Meanwhile, Raiseahallelujah is trading at 80-1 and since joining coach Candace Dawson last year he has had 12 runs, five wins, five seconds and two tryouts without a place.

Four of those victories were over 2,000 meters, and Dawson thinks the Querari gelding could be
better than his merit rating of 99.


“He just does enough to win,” Dawson said. “It doesn’t look like he’s going to get there, and all of a sudden he does. He is a real fighter.”

In fact, all of those five victories were achieved in 0.50 lengths or less.

Cabelo Matsunyane will ride the Super Silvano and Raymond Danielson will be on board the Raiseahallelujah.