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Trainer tips Appelate Court

By unknown | Jan 24, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Watch out Pocket Power, Appelate Court will be on your case.

Watch out Pocket Power, Appelate Court will be on your case.

Trainer Glen Kotzen was very bullish about the chances of his seven-year-old Badger Land gelding and believes the defending champion can be beaten in Saturday's R2million, Grade 1 J&B Met at Kenilworth.

"Pocket Power is widely seen as already having won the race, but we saw the downing of the champion Mythical Flight last Saturday and we have more than a fighting chance of beating him," were his confident comments.

"Appelate Court has shown he is well above average, in winning the Cup Trial at Clairwood last season and then thrashing the opposition in the Victory Moon Handicap at Turffontein in November," he said.

"He won the Cup Trial very well. Then, in the Champions Cup he was badly in at the weights and after being cramped at the start, he ran on strongly to finish two lengths, fourth to African Appeal.

"His win in the Victory Moon was very impressive and he was badly drawn in at the Steinhoff Summer Cup. He was travelling too well and racing three wide with no cover and didn't keep on with it.

"But Bernard Fayd'Herbe was very impressed with him and said he was a lot better than he had thought he was. He felt there was definitely a big race in him.

"He is very well in himself and I make him a big runner on Saturday. We have more than a fighting chance of winning the race," said Kotzen.


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