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Blinkers on for Goodtime Gal
17 Feb 2017 | By Michael Clower - 

Klawervlei Majorca third Goodtime Gal will wear blinkers for the first time when she runs in the Vasco Prix Du Cap at Kenilworth on Saturday week.

Goodtime Gal winning the Victress Stakes, photo Liesl King

Mike Robinson said: “I thought she was going to win the Majorca when she hit the front but she got lazy with nothing to pull her through to the line. That was the second time that she has done this so I am going to try her with a pair of blinkers.”

Silver Mountain, a length and a half further back fifth when starting favourite, will renew rivalry on Saturday week despite being 2kg worse. She had a terrible draw in the Majorca but will start from midfield this time. Goodtime Gal, though, is drawn 23 out of 30.

Nightingale, who won the Majorca, is again Durban-bound. “She is having a break at the moment and has been in a paddock for the past fortnight,” reported Candice Bass-Robinson.

Captain’s Flame, who failed to run up to her best when only seventh in the Majorca, will try again in the 1 400m Grade 3. “I think she is coming back to herself now,” said Andre Nel.

Bela-Bela, although beaten less than four and a half lengths when seventh in the Sun Met, apparently also did not give all that she is capable of.

Justin Snaith said: “Things didn’t go her way. She hung badly and we still don’t know why but Anthony Delpech couldn’t ride her out in the last 200m. It might have been the pressure because it was a hard race for a filly at almost level weights with the winner. Nothing has been confirmed yet but I suppose she will go to Durban again.”

Quick Brown Fox, who hasn’t been seen since her rough passage in the Cape Fillies Guineas, is on the easy list. She started second favourite but met with serious interference and finished with only one behind her.

Ridgemont manager Craig Carey said: “She was lame after the race and she has had a muscle problem in her wither ever since. We are in no hurry with her because she will be special and we believe she will win something big in the next Cape season.”

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