DURBANVILLE TUESDAY: Follow Snaith and you may Show A Profit


<p>THERE are times when a runner is so well weighted that he is almost impossible to oppose.</p>

<p>Show A Profit, who runs in race 5 at Durbanville today, is a perfect example.<br />
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Justin Snaith&rsquo;s charge takes on seven other runners in a Progress Plate over 1600m and although he has yet to win over the distance, the Captain Al gelding looks thrown in under the conditions of the race. Had this been a handicap he would have been conceding weight to the entire field but he meets some of the runners on level terms and concedes very little to one and two time winners.</p>
<p>Show A Profit last won in January over 1400m at Kenilworth and was rested before being taken to Durban for part of the season. He contested two events while away, the Grade 3 Byerley Turk over 1400m at Scottsville and the Grade 1 KZN Guineas over 1600m at Greyville.</p>
<p>He acquitted himself well in both events, finishing a 3,50-lengths fourth to Surfin&rsquo; USA at the Pietermaritzburg course and a 4,25-length fifth to Dynamite Mike in the Guineas. In the Guineas a lot of use was made of the Snaith runner and he played the hare for most of the running before fading some 200m out.</p>
<p>He takes on nothing of that class at Durbanville tomorrow and although he is coming back from an 87-day break, he should be good enough to put this field away. In-form Karl Neisius gets the ride and he is quite capable of nursing Show A Profit through the race to ensure he sees out the distance.</p>
<p>Special Branch appears to have a touch of class about him and although Dean Kannemeyer&rsquo;s runner has only scored once in seven starts, there is definite room for improvement. He is 2,5kg out at the weights with Show A Profit but he has run well at this course and should be in the shake up.</p>
<p>Last time out over 1800m at Durbanville, Special Branch hit the front shortly after entering the straight and when he moved away from the field with 400m to run, he looked all over a winner. But he started shifting about and faded to finish third to Marcus Aurelius.</p>
<p>His only victory has come over 1600m at this course so he will no doubt enjoy the slightly shorter distance. Kannemeyer has a second interesting runner in this race &ndash; The Cardinal. Two-year-olds have been winning with remarkable frequency in open company this season and The Cardinal cannot be taken lightly.</p>
<p>He is difficult to assess, however, as he has only run three time for a win, a second and a totally indifferent 10th, 15 lengths behind the useful Diana&rsquo;s Choice in the Nursery. He ran second to Golden Riviera on debut and then went on to score a facile victory over Russian Glen, both over 1000m.</p>
<p>If he is any good he must have a chance here as he comes into the race carrying just 49,5kg, courtesy of the 1,5kg apprentice allowance of Oswald Noach. As he has only run three times he does not yet have a merit rating but it could pay dividends to watch for any betting support.</p>

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