Horse Racing

Superluminal is the choice in Kenneth Mattis

Friday, September 15, 2017

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The only man to enter racing's Hall of Fame twice, once as a trainer and the other time as a jockey, Kenneth “Kiddie” Mattis will be honoured tomorrow with the running of the race named in his honour — the Kenneth Mattis Memorial Trophy. The event is run over 10 furlongs (2,000m) for horses at the Overnight Allowance level.

The Supreme Racing Guide looks at the chances of the 10 horses nominated for the race in post-position order.

TYPEWRITER — Perfect journey for Typewriter but with age the keys are not clicking as they once did. Typewriter was completely out of sight in his only race this season and, unless there is a drastic shift in the wind, is not to be a major factor in this one.

MONTEGONIAN— Slowly coming to grips with this level and might need more time to adapt.

SCAR – Trying his best in this class.

SUPERLUMINAL – His last three races have been in the higher grade against some good horses, including the much-improved Will In Charge, Houdini's Magic and Perfect Neighbour. Now Superluminal races among horses he can really handle over a trip which is much to his liking. His last outing when finishing 14 lengths behind Houdini's Magiccan safely be written off, and with the rest of 35 days is sure to perform well.

IAN LINKS — Has been racing quite a bit but is tough and competitive. Ian Links steps down a notch to compete in this one with his greatest attribute being his age, which at four makes him the youngest horse in the race along with Montegonian. The journey is not a problem and a good run is expected.

TIMEFORARMS — Getting on in age but his last run when second behind Royal Vibes is an indicator that Timeforarms is getting back into shape. Ten furlongs is right up his street and he will have a say.

HOVER CRAFT — Continues to be tough and resilient. Hover Craft is going to earn.

PHINEAS — The crucial question in this race is which horse will lead? There is no noted front-runner in this one and that lot may well fall to Phineas. Still showing some useful form in his races this year with the only consideration being whether or not he effectively gets 10-furlongs, because if Phineas is effective around the two turns he stands a good chance of winning.

TARANTINO — Moving from top claiming to Overnight and for sure will have to acclimatise.

DANOS LA PAZ — Not in good form of late.

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