WSB Grand Series
Trainer St John Gray books two new jockeys
Gray settles on Warren Kennedy for Lake Kinneret and Karl Zechner for Strawberry Pavlova in Turffontein race
With Richard Fourie required to ride Justin Snaith’s horses at Durbanville, trainer St John Gray has had to find new jockeys for his runners in two legs of the WSB Grand Series at Turffontein on Saturday. Gray has settled on Warren Kennedy for Lake Kinneret in the fourth race — Leg 1 of the Grand Series — and Karl Zechner for Strawberry Pavlova in the sixth race, the Grand Series Consolation. The plus factor about the two bookings is that both jockeys have ridden their mounts this season. Kennedy has been in the saddle in Lake Kinneret’s last two starts while Zechner won on Strawberry Pavlova at Turffontein in July. Somehow the sponsors priced up Lake Kinneret at 33-1 in early betting, but that price has long gone with the Kahal gelding now trading at 15-2. The four-year-old looks an attractive each-way wager from a favourable draw. The runner finding most support in Leg 1 is trainer Ashley Fortune’s Querari filly, Rings And Things. The four-year-old, who came second to Rose In Bloo...