MICHAEL CLOWER
Edict Of Nantes is to miss both the LOrmarins Queens Plate and the Sun Met unless there is a hitch in the payment from his Hong Kong-based purchasers and that seems unlikely.
Brett Crawford, asked when the horse is to go into quarantine, said yesterday: I have heard nothing but normally the plane taking horses to Hong Kong doesnt leave until after the Met. However my understanding is that once this horse has been paid for he wont be running in South Africa again and the money is due to be paid this week.
The colt won the Cape Derby and Daily News in the colours of Markus Joostes Mayfair Speculators and unconfirmed website reports put the price at just under R10 million. He is expected to join Tony Millard.
Edict Of Nantes was originally second favourite for both the Queens Plate and the Met but World Sports Betting, who took him out of its prices for Saturday weeks race, are now not quoting him for the Met either. Betting World has yet to price up the Queens Plate and has suspended its Met market since well before Christmas. – Gold Circle