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2021 Cape Town Met Tips - De Kock's Queen can reign Supreme at Kenilworth

  • We take a look through the field set to run in the 2021 Cape Town Met
  • This historic Grade One will be run at Kenilworth in South Africa on Saturday 30th January
  • Belgarion leads the way in the betting, ahead of Rainbow Bridge and Golden Ducat
  • Queen Supreme is our best bet at 5/1
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The field turn for home in the Cape Town Met. (Getty)

Saturday marks one of the biggest days on the South African racing calendar, as a classy field take part in the 2021 renewal of the Cape Town Met. 

The Met was originally run at Kenilworth way back in 1883. Since being upped to Grade One status, this famous race has been won by legendary horses like Horse Chestnut, Politician and the only three winner, Pocket Power.

We've taken a look through the latest odds and the draw, before coming up with our best bets.

2021 Cape Town Met Odds


Name
Odds
Belgarion2/1
Rainbow Bridge4/1
Golden Ducat4/1
Queen Supreme5/1
Do It Again13/2
Princess Calla8/1
Bar16/1

*Odds taken from HollywoodBet on 27/1/21*

2021 Cape Town Met Draw


Gate
Name
Weight
1Princess Calla51.5kg
2Golden Ducat59.5kg
3Sovereign Spirit60kg
4African Night Sky60kg
5Running Brave57.5kg
6Rainbow Bridge60kg
7Silver Operator59.5kg
8Queen Supreme57.5kg
9Do It Again60kg
10Cirillo60kg
11Belgarion60kg

2021 Cape Town Met Tips

Topping the betting we find this year's Durban July winner, Belgarion, who beat Do It Again, Golden Ducat and Rainbow Bridge that day at Greyville. Since then, Justin Snaith's star has beaten Rainbow Bridge over a mile in the Green Point Stakes, before staying on for third over that trip behind Jet Dark in the Queen's Plate.

Rainbow Bridge was second that day, finishing ahead of both Belgarion and Do It Again. Eric Sands' star won the Sun Met two years ago and ran another cracker to place second behind One World 12 months ago.

There doesn't seem to be an obvious pace angle here, something which won't suit very strong stayers like Belgarion and Golden Ducat. Rainbow Bridge is more of a natural over this trip, and his excellent record in the Met makes him the best of the geldings in my eyes.

Rainbow Bridge would be my selection if QUEEN SUPREME wasn't involved. However, Mike De Kock has chosen to throw his mare into the mix, and Keagan De Melo's mount will be my 2021 Cape Town Met tip.

Queen Supreme won her first Grade One in the Cartier Paddock Stakes, run over nine furlongs here at Kenilworth last January. De Melo's mount then successfully defended her Paddock Stakes crown three weeks ago, where she comfortably beat Princess Calla, when giving her rival a stone at the weights.

Some will question her stamina for this extended trip, given she was only fourth on her only previous start in the 2019 Chris Gerber Summer Cup. However, Queen Supreme was a three-year-old filly, running against older geldings, and she was only getting weight from one of the horses who finished ahead of her, the ultra-classy Soqrat. Plus, she was only beaten a length, so it's not as if her tank was completely empty as she crossed the line.

Queen Supreme is now a mature five-year-old, who's won two Grade Ones around this track. I don't see any reason why she won't be able to see out this trip, especially when there could be a lack of early pace to drag her out of her comfort zone.

Since deciding to run his mare in the Met, Mike De Kock has taken Queen Supreme home to ready her for this headline assignment. She gets at least four pounds from the geldings, and I can't see any of her fellow fillies finishing ahead of her either.

Cape Town Met FAQs

When is the Sun Met?

The Cape Town Met, or Sun Met to many, will be run at Kenilworth on Saturday 30th January.

When did the Cape Town Met start?

The Cape Town Met is one of South Africa's most prestigious races, having first been run way back in 1883.

When does the Cape Town Met start?

The Cape Town Met will be run at 5:10pm local time (3:10pm UK Time) on Saturday 30th January.

Who won the Cape Town Met?

In 2020, One World got the better of Ryan Moore and Rainbow Bridge to win the Sun Met for trainer, Vaughan Marshall.

Who will win the Sun Met?

Mike De Kock's mare, Queen Supreme is our best bet in the 2021 Cape Town Met.

Where can I watch the 2021 Cape Town Met?

If you want to watch the 2021 Cape Town Met via your mobile device, then check out the Live Streaming page on our website.

Verdict

Queen Supreme brings winning form into this race and her two best performances have come here at Kenilworth. She can add her name to the illustrious list of mares who've won The Met. 5/1 is a lovely price.

2021 Cape Town Met Best Bet: Queen Supreme Straight Win @6.00 at Hollywood bets - 15 Units

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