Winning Cape Town Met Quartet World Sports Betting

Counting down to Cape Racing's very own Super Saturday, Sporting Post readers are invited to join the chase for the Cape Town Met's R4 million World Sports Betting Quartet.

Courtesy of Hollywoodbets, the Sporting Post is offering a R1000 betting voucher to a reader who picks the top four in race nine (4.45pm) at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday 27 January.

It is simple:

  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • Enter your four highest numbers in the selected order.
  • Please use the comment platform on this post to give us your input – comments on notes will not be published and will be unlocked after closing at 3pm on Saturday.
  • Don't forget to include your first and last name as well as your mobile number and make sure your email address is valid.

While the World Sports Betting Cape Town Met field has been reduced to 12 entrants following the withdrawal of Sean Tarry's Bless My Stars hope, a big contest is in store with KZN champion See It Again expected to win.

See It Again ticks every box when it comes to superiority and preparation, and it's hard not to see it winning easily.

After last year's 19-horse field suffered traffic problems, the 12 runners in Saturday's 162nd renewal should not encounter the same drama.

A reminder that punters can win big in the Hollywoodbets Punters' Challenge at the World Sports Betting Cape Town Met raceday on Saturday 27th January.  All you have to do is pick from the Bettors Challenge for Hollywoodbets Kenilworth and you could win the estimated *R3 million Jackpot for picking all the winners on the day.  There is also a massive *R200 000 for finishing in the Top 50 on the leaderboard and a must-win prize of *R200 000 for the punters who pick the most winners on the day.  *Amounts are subject to betting ticket bonus rules

The Sporting Post spoke to Cape Racing's Justin Vermaak this week about the size of the field.

“I'm a little confused about the perceived 'disappointment' in the size of the final field expressed on social media. Met is a weight for the age and never attracts a massive field. We had 19 horses in 2023, 11 in 2022 and 2021, and 13 in 2020 and 2019,” Vermaak noted.

He also brought to our attention the twenty two horse field of the day and 169 runners who will compete in 11 races at an average of 15.36 per race.

“These are huge numbers that some people ignore based on the size of the Met field,” Vermaak concluded.

And it's going to be a huge day!

A projected R10 million Pick 6 pool and a quartet expected to reach R4 million in the World Sports Betting Cape Town Met (Race 9) are sure to be the highlights of Cape Town's biggest day of racing on Saturday .

The eleven race card was released late last week for the Treble Gr1 World Pool.

Races 1 to 10 are designated World Pool races and offer Win, Place, Swinger, Quinella and Exacta bets starting on Friday morning.

For punters looking to get in early, betting opened on Tuesday 23rd January for all other types of bets, including exotics and 11th races.

  • The first race starts at 11:55.

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