Justin Snaith holds the aces for Saturday’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

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The final field for the R1 million Grade 1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate on Saturday, January 9 has been confirmed.

The race will see Cape trainer Justin Snaith send four of the eight runners to the start, including recent Durban July winner Belgarion and 2019 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner, Do It Again.

160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN’S PLATE

Saturday’s race will be the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate over 1 600m.

The race will not be open to spectators other than owners and trainers.

The 2020 winner, Vardy, will not be racing.

JOCKEYS HAVE DECIDED ON WHERE TO RIDE IN JANUARY

Meanwhile, with the final fields declared for the 2020 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival on Friday and Saturday, five out-of-province jockeys, including two reigning champions, have committed to ride in the Cape for the month of January.

Keagan de Melo, Luke Ferraris, Warren Kennedy, Gavin Lerena and Anton Marcus have accepted rides for this weekend and thus commit themselves to the Cape for the entire month under the latest Covid-19 lockdown Level 3 rules.

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Under draw, number, horse, weight, merit rating, jockey, trainer

15Rainbow Bridge60134Luke FerrarisEric Sands
27Do It Again60133Anton MarcusJustin Snaith
36Belgarion60130Richard FourieJustin Snaith
44Cirillo60126Gavin LerenaSean Tarry
58Silver Operator60109Keagan de MeloVaughan Marshall
63Sovereign Spirit60106Aldo DomeyerCandice Bass-Robinson
71Hurricane Harry6099Richard KhathiJustin Snaith
82Jet Dark55109Grant van NiekerkJustin Snaith

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