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COMMENTARY LINES
Published: 18 January 2017

WEDNESDAY 18TH JANUARY 2017
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Tamworth (AUS) 031 362 1110
Lingfield (UK) 031 362 1110
Redcliffe (AUS) 031 362 1111
Newbury (UK ) 031 362 1111
Swan Hill (AUS) 031 362 1107
Shatin (HK) 031 362 1107

Kempton (UK) 031 362 1101
Tampa Bay (USA) 031 362 1104


Source: http://www.goldcircle.co.za/commentary-lines-84/

In tune with Bella Sonata
Published: 18 January 2017

David Thiselton previews the racemeeting scheduled for the Vaal outside track on Thursday January 19…
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The Vaal Outside track stages a competitive nine race meeting tomorrow and exotic dividends should be handsome.

The fifth, a fillies and mares MR 92 Handicap over 1200m, is the highest rated race. Bella Sonata hasn’t raced since going close in October’s Jo’burg Spring Fillies and Mares Challenge over 1450m and from a plum outside draw with a 4kg claimer up she should do well over a trip she is effective over. However, the choice to beat her is Swift Sarah, whose speed should help her find a good strip of going early on. She will be fit and the champion combination of Sean Tarry and S’Manga Khumalo are in fine form. The one who could trouble these two is the progressive Captain’s Girl, who has snuck into the handicap with the minimum weight.

Piere Strydom

Piere Strydom

The second race is a Novice Plate for fillies and mares and the officially best weighted horse Secret Star looks the one to beat. She has speed and the ability to find extra in the closing stages. Water Lily Lake is second best in at the weights and she can maybe bounce back to form in her third run after a layoff. However, Khumalo is aboard the three-year-old stablemate Yellow Metal, who is by Global One and is a half-sister to VDJ winner Heavy Metal. She is officially 4,5kg under sufferance but this is only her second start so she could still be anything and will have to be included in all bets. The enigmatic Winter Al is only 1kg out at the weights and often performs above her merit rating when tried in plate or conditions races and this is her best trip. Queenie is a talented horse but will still likely need this.

If Yellow Metal does win then Aimee Sweet will have a good chance in the next race over 1000m having finished a 2,8 length third to her last time over this 1000m trip. Hard-knocking Osculation will have a good chance here too. However, there are many first-timers here and the one who makes appeal is Successfilly, who is by Var and is a half-sister to the useful Frosty Friday. She has a high draw which is advantageous by trends on this track.

Gunship and Hear The Storm could fight out the next race over 1000m.

In the sixth race, Burundi Bush is better than her last start and is now off a competitive merit rating and drawn well. The Tarry-Khumalo combination must be considered with Seeking Venus, who has her third run after a layoff and is drawn well off a reduced merit rating. However, it’s an ultra competitive race and going wide might be the best option.

In the seventh, impressive debut winner Brigtnumbersix could beat Movie Award and The Smell Of Rain, although back in form Paree must be considered and so must Pool Party.

The eighth is another tough race although Outshine and Teenage Dream make most appeal.

In the last race Just A Gigolo is well drawn over an ideal trip and goes well for Piere Strydom, although he has Maximizer to beat, the latter having impressed second time out over this trip.

By David Thiselton


Source: http://www.goldcircle.co.za/tune-bella-sonata/

Frankie flying in for Sun Met
Published: 16 January 2017

Frankie Dettori stole the headlines when the final field for the 2017 Sun Met was announced tonight...
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Frankie Dettori will be at Kenilworth for South Africa’s richest-ever race day on Saturday, January 28, when the legendary jockey will ride Durban July-winner The Conglomerate for trainer Joey Ramsden and owners Mayfair Speculators in the R5-million Sun Met celebrated with Mumm.

Dettori, famous for his flying dismounts, will also partner the highly regarded Table Bay for Ramsden in the Investec Cape Derby and Cape Fillies Guineas winner Just Sensual for the same trainer in the $500,000 CTS Mile as well as the Dennis Drier-trained Seventh Plain in the Betting World Cape Flying Championship.

Ramsden has gone close in the Sun Met on more than one occasion and The Conglomerate has an obvious chance although he will have to respond positively to Dettori’s brilliance if he is to topple warm favourite Legal Eagle who also carries the colours of Markus Jooste’s Mayfair Speculators.

Justin Snaith has the biggest hand with three runners – last year’s Investec Cape Derby winner It’s My Turn, Baritone and exceptionally high-class filly Bela-Bela. Other notable runners include heavily backed Whisky Baron and Marinaresco, who went so close in the Durban July.

The draws will be decided after the 15 runners gallop at Kenilworth on Thursday morning (7am Tellytrack DSTV 239).

– TABNews

Final field for the Grade 1 Sun Met Celebrated With Mumm over 2000m at Kenilworth:

1 – 0 LEGAL EAGLE (S G Tarry) A Marcus 60.0 – 123

2 – 0 MAC DE LAGO (W H Marwing) A Domeyer 60.0 – 112

3 – 0 THE CONGLOMERATE (J Ramsden) L Dettori 60.0 – 107

4 – 0 MARINARESCO (C L Bass-Robinson) G van Niekerk 59.5 – 115

5 – 0 IT’S MY TURN (S J Snaith) P Strydom 59.5 – 106

6 – 0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (B Crawford) C Orffer 58.0 – 116

7 – 0 FRENCH NAVY (S G Tarry) W Marwing 58.0 – 113

8 – 0 WHISKY BARON (B Crawford) G Cheyne 57.5 – 110

9 – 0 BRAZUCA (J A Janse van Vuuren) G Lerena 57.5 – 109

10 – 0 BARITONE (S J Snaith) A Fortune 57.5 – 105

11 – 0 CAPE SPEED (D Kannemeyer) K de Melo 57.5 – 101

12 – 0 MAMBO MIME (D Kannemeyer) G Behr 57.5 – 99

13 – 0 MACDUFF (J Ramsden) D Dillon 57.5 – 90

14 – 0 BELA-BELA (S J Snaith) A Delpech 57.0 – 109

15 – 0 GOLD STANDARD (G S Kotzen) R Fourie 52.0 – 108

Same Trainer: (1,7) (3,13) (5,10,14) (6,8) (11,12)

Final field and draws for the Grade 1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship over 1000m at Kenilworth:

1 – 2 TRIP TO HEAVEN (S G Tarry) …………… 60.0 – 120

2 – 1 RED RAY (J Ramsden) A Marcus 60.0 – 117

3 – 17 TALKTOTHESTARS (F C De Beer) S Pasquier 60.0 – 116

4 – 5 BRUTAL FORCE (J Ramsden) D Dillon 60.0 – 112

5 – 11 TEVEZ (C L Bass-Robinson) A Domeyer 60.0 – 112

6 – 8 GULF STORM (B Crawford) G Cheyne 60.0 – 108

7 – 14 CAPTAIN ALFREDO (S J Snaith) W Marwing 60.0 – 107

8 – 16 GENERALISSIMO (D R Drier) A Delpech 60.0 – 107

9 – 9 SEARCH PARTY (B Crawford) C Orffer 60.0 – 106

10 – 15 ASSTAR (G R Puller) …………… 60.0 – 104

11 – 6 TAR HEEL (J Ramsden) …………… 60.0 – 104

12 – 18 SEVENTH PLAIN (D R Drier) L Dettori 60.0 – 100

13 – 10 DARING DAVE (D R Hodgson) A Fortune 60.0 – 98

14 – 7 CARRY ON ALICE (S G Tarry) S Khumalo 57.5 – 114

15 – 3 JO’S BOND (S J Snaith) R Fourie 57.5 – 102

16 – 4 RIVARINE (M G Azzie) G Lerena 56.5 – 105

Reserve Runners

17 – 13 PERCIVAL (W A Nel) Reserve 1 60.0 – 94

18 – 12 LINE BREAK (C L Bass-Robinson) Reserve 2 60.0 – 93

Same Trainer: (1,14) (2,4,11) (5,18) (6,9) (7,15) (8,12)

Final field and draws for the Grade 1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes over 1600m at Kenilworth:

1 – 5 REAL PRINCESS (D Kannemeyer) K de Melo 60.0 – 106

2 – 20 SILVER MOUNTAIN (C L Bass-Robinson) G van Niekerk 60.0 – 105

3 – 16 NIGHTINGALE (C L Bass-Robinson) A Delpech 60.0 – 104

4 – 19 ALEXIS (B Crawford) G Cheyne 60.0 – 103

5 – 9 OLMA (F Robinson) I Sturgeon 60.0 – 103

6 – 18 A TIME TO DREAM (S J Snaith) A Fortune 60.0 – 102

7 – 13 STAR EXPRESS (S J Snaith) P Strydom 60.0 – 102

8 – 6 CAPTAIN’S FLAME (W A Nel) A Domeyer 60.0 – 100

9 – 4 BEACH GODDESS (B Crawford) C Orffer 60.0 – 99

10 – 3 GOODTIME GAL (M J Robinson) G Lerena 60.0 – 99

11 – 10 TAHINI (S G Tarry) …………… 60.0 – 97

12 – 12 MOONLIGHT ‘N ROSES (C L Bass-Robinson) M Byleveld 60.0 – 96

13 – 17 NEALA (S W Humby) D Dillon 60.0 – 90

14 – 11 SAIL (D R Drier) S Veale 55.0 – 102

15 – 1 LADY OF THE HOUSE (B Crawford) A Marcus 55.0 – 100

16 – 2 FINAL JUDGEMENT (G S Kotzen) R Fourie 55.0 – 99

17 – 15 CHESTNUTS N PEARLS (D R Drier) Reserve 1 60.0 – 97

18 – 14 QUINE (W A Nel) Reserve 2 60.0 – 90

19 – 7 MISS MARKER (C L Bass-Robinson) Reserve 3 60.0 – 87

20 – 8 PARTY CRASHER (G S Kotzen) Reserve 4 55.0 – 83

Same Trainer: (2,3,12,19) (4,9,15) (6,7) (8,18) (14,17) (16,20)

Final field and draws for the Grade 1 Investec Cape Derby over 2000m at Kenilworth:

1 – 2 TABLE BAY (J Ramsden) L Dettori 60.0 – 106

2 – 3 EDICT OF NANTES (B Crawford) A Marcus 60.0 – 99

3 – 4 ELEVATED (C/R Burger/van Reenen) G Cheyne 60.0 – 99

4 – 1 HORIZON (C L Bass-Robinson) G van Niekerk 60.0 – 98

5 – 5 ZODIAC RULER (S J Snaith) …………… 60.0 – 97

6 – 6 NEWLANDS (J Ramsden) D Dillon 60.0 – 94

7 – 9 WINTER IS COMING (F Robinson) I Sturgeon 60.0 – 90

8 – 10 OLLIVANDER (C L Bass-Robinson) A Domeyer 60.0 – 85

9 – 7 OMAHA TRIBE (V H Marshall) M Byleveld 60.0 – 80

10 – 8 CAPTAIN GAMBLER (J Ramsden) R Fourie 57.5 – 90

Same Trainer: (1,6,10) (4,8)

Final field and draws for the $500,000 CTS Mile over 1600m at Kenilworth:

1 – 12 WILLIAM LONGSWORD (V H Marshall) A Marcus 60.0 – 109

2 – 16 JANOOBI (M F De Kock) P Strydom 60.0 – 100

3 – 1 SINGAPORE SLING (G V Woodruff) C Maujean 60.0 – 98

4 – 5 AFRICAN NIGHT SKY (S J Snaith) R Fourie 60.0 – 91

5 – 6 I TRAVEL LIGHT (J Ramsden) D Dillon 60.0 – 87

6 – 2 DANCER (J Ramsden) …………… 60.0 – 86

7 – 9 A NEW DAWN (J Ramsden) …………… 60.0 – 85

8 – 17 COPPER FORCE (S J Snaith) A Delpech 60

9 – 15 TILBURY FORT (S G Tarry) …………… 60.0 – 84

10 – 11 KENNY TRIX (V H Marshall) M Byleveld 60.0 – 83

11 – 18 JUST SENSUAL (J Ramsden) L Dettori 57.5 – 109

12 – 7 SAFE HARBOUR (S G Tarry) …………… 57.5 – 108

13 – 4 SHE’S A GIVER (J A Janse van Vuuren) G Lerena 57.5 – 104

14 – 3 EPONA (J Ramsden) S Pasquier 57.5 – 98

15 – 8 WHOSE THAT GIRL (C L Bass-Robinson) G van Niekerk 57.5 – 90

16 – 14 PRIMROSE LANE (D R Hodgson) A Fortune 57.5 – 88

17 – 10 BIG BANG THEORY (B Crawford) Reserve 1 57.5 – 78

18 – 13 CANDID (C L Bass-Robinson) Reserve 2 60.0 – 82

Same Trainer: (1,10) (4,8) (5,6,7,11,14) (9,12) (15,18)

Final field and draws for the $500,000 CTS Sprint over 1200m at Kenilworth:

1 – 17 SERGEANT HARDY (S J Snaith) R Fourie 60.0 – 110

2 – 8 ALWAYS IN CHARGE (V H Marshall) A Marcus 60.0 – 108

3 – 4 ATTENBOROUGH (J Ramsden) P Strydom 60.0 – 101

4 – 16 ELUSIVE PATH (V H Marshall) M Byleveld 60.0 – 96

5 – 6 BUFFALO SOLDIER (C Laird) A Fortune 60.0 – 95

6 – 3 STARFLASH (V H Marshall) G Cheyne 60.0 – 90

7 – 18 LE HARVE (S J Snaith) A Andrews 60.0 – 86

8 – 7 LIVE LIFE (C L Bass-Robinson) G van Niekerk 57.5 – 101

9 – 11 CLOTH OF CLOUD (S G Tarry) S Khumalo 57.5 – 99

10 – 20 MYFUNNYVALENTINE (S G Tarry) …………… 57.5 – 97

11 – 15 EXQUISITE TOUCH (S G Tarry) …………… 57.5 – 96

12 – 13 BLAZE OF MYSTERY (D C Howells) K de Melo 57.5 – 92

13 – 9 A WOMENS WAY (D C Howells) I Sturgeon 57.5 – 91

14 – 10 RED LIGHT GIRL (S J Snaith) A Domeyer 57.5 – 90

15 – 19 AL DANZA (G V Woodruff) G Lerena 57.5 – 89

16 – 5 HASHTAG STRAT (L W Goosen) J Sampson 57.5 – 89

17 – 12 EXTRADITE (C L Bass-Robinson) A Delpech 57.5 – 88

18 – 14 WAKE UP MAGGIE (C L Bass-Robinson) D Dillon 57.5 – 88

19 – 1 CLIFTON SUNSET (B Crawford) C Orffer 57.5 – 84

20 – 2 FRENCH LEGEND (S G Tarry) …………… 57.5 – 83

Same Trainer: (1,7,14) (2,4,6) (8,17,18) (9,10,11,20) (12,13)

Final fields for the R1-million Kuda Sprint (Non-Black Type) over 1200m

1 – 2 BARRACK STREET (S G Tarry) …………… 60.0 – 83

2 – 8 BOLD RESPECT (B Crawford) C Orffer 60.0 – 84

3 – 10 PUGET SOUND (M F De Kock) G Lerena 60.0 – 80

4 – 18 SIR FRENCHIE (S J Snaith) P Strydom 60.0 – 79

5 – 3 APOLLO STAR (J Ramsden) D Dillon 58.0 – 75

6 – 16 BERNIE (C L Bass-Robinson) G van Niekerk 58.0 – 75

7 – 14 BIG MISTAKE (C L Bass-Robinson) A Marcus 58.0 – 77

8 – 20 CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN (M F De Kock) A Delpech 58.0 – 85

9 – 17 HENRY TUDOR (S J Snaith) A Domeyer 58.0 – 76

10 – 12 RIKERS ISLAND (V H Marshall) M Byleveld 58.0 – 0

11 – 11 SNOW BOARDING (A Nassif) C Zackey 58.0 – 74

12 – 1 SUNDAY FALLS (V H Marshall) …………… 58.0 – 64

13 – 13 VARSIDE (S J Snaith) A Fortune 58.0 – 75

14 – 9 VOLCANIC SUNSET (S G Tarry) …………… 58.0 – 79

15 – 15 VORTEX STAR (S G Tarry) …………… 58.0 – 74

16 – 6 WALL STREET TRADER (C L Bass-Robinson) S Veale 58.0 – 64

17 – 19 WARRIOR’S REST (S G Tarry) …………… 58.0 – 73

18 – 4 WONDERWALL (S G Tarry) …………… 58.0 – 86

19 – 7 GOLD IMAGE (G S Kotzen) R Fourie 57.5 – 84

20 – 5 LACERTA (S J Snaith) …………… 55.5 – 76

Same Trainer: (1,14,15,17,18) (3,8) (4,9,13,20) (6,7,16) (10,12)

 


Source: http://www.goldcircle.co.za/frankie-flying-sun-met/

Legal Eagle has Met at his mercy
Published: 18 January 2017

Legal Eagle will be hard to beat in this years Sun Met...
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South Africa is all set for probably the greatest racing day in its history on January 28 at Kenilworth and the lucrative card is headed by the Gr 1 R5 million Sun Met.

A quality field of fifteen was announced for the Met and adding spice was the declaration of legendary jockey Frankie Dettori to ride the Joey Ramsden-trained Vodacom Durban July winner The Conglomerate.

Legal Eagle (Liesl King)

Legal Eagle (Liesl King)

The reigning Equus Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle is one of six horses who will be carrying a 2kg Gr 1 penalty. The five-year-old gelding is probably at his very best over a mile, but is comfortable over this 2000m trip too, so considering his good early pace, his exceptional turn of foot and ability to find another gear when challenged, he will be hard to beat.

Mac De Lago, The Conglomerate, Marinaresco, It’s My Turn and Bela-Bela are the others carrying Gr 1 penalties.

Mac De Lago was beaten 3,9 lengths by Legal Eagle in the Gr 1 Premier’s Champions Challenge over 2000m and is now 2kg worse off.

The Conglomerate was receiving 4kg from Mac De Lago in the July and beat him by only 2,25 lengths, so he also looks held. This is confirmed by his failure to win the Gr 1 handicap, the Sansui Summer Cup,  off a merit rating of 106.

Marinaresco disappointed in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, but comes from a yard who are renowned for peaking their charges for their target races. The Met is this horse’s right trip and he has a massive chance when considering his July run where he came from an impossible position to lose by only 0,25 lengths.

Bela-Bela finished three lengths behind Smart Call in last year’s Gr 1 Maine Chance Paddock Stakes over 1800m and the latter went on to beat Legal Eagle by 3,5 lengths in the Met. In her only previous run against the boys she finished a 2,65 length sixth in the July and if weight for age is taken into account is now effectively 3,5kg better off with The Conglomerate.

The Conglomerate (Nkosi Hlophe)

The Conglomerate (Nkosi Hlophe)

It’s My Turn was a comfortable winner of last year’s Gr 1 Investec Cape Derby over course and distance and has enjoyed a fine preparation. He should be coming into his own being a four-year-old gelding by Dynasty and with expected further improvement from his 2,4 length third in the Gr 2 Peninsula Handicap he should make his presence felt.

However, Whisky Baron could well be the main danger to Legal Eagle. He has improved continuously since gelding and his comfortable win in the Peninsula suggested that he is still unexposed. He receives 2kg from the favourite and will be a big threat.

Captain America is an honest sort who has 4,5 lengths to make up on Legal Eagle from last year’s race. However, he will be getting a 2kg pull in his favour as his only Gr 1 win happened more than 18 months ago.

The dark horse is undoubtedly Gold Standard, who is the only three-year-old in the race. He finished 0,5 lengths behind William Longsword in the Gr 1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas and this big and bold pair were not 3,25 lengths clear of the rest of the field by fluke. Gold Standard should relish the 2000m trip on pedigree.

French Navy has plenty of class and, as his Gr 1 win was more than 18 months ago, he is now 2kg better off with Legal Eagle for a 2,1 length beating in the Premier’s Champions Challenge.

Brazuca was a 3,8 length fifth in the Peninsula and faces Whisky Baron on the same terms. However, he will now be having his third run after a rest and is 2kg better off with Its My Turn for a two length beating in last year’s Cape Derby.

Baritone had a curtailed SA Champions Season and the best might not yet have been seen of him.

Cape Speed, Mambo Mime and MacDuff are all decent sorts and distance suited, but they would need to step up on their form to be factors.

By David Thiselton


Source: http://www.goldcircle.co.za/legal-eagle-met-mercy/

Kaptein to get it right
Published: 18 January 2017

Kapteinspandiseile has a chance at redemption at Kenilworth today...
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Kapteinspandiseile can recoup the losses he incurred for this column three weeks ago by proving too good for the opposition in the Racing Association Maiden at Kenilworth today.

Richard Fourie’s mount was cramped for galloping room (in the words of the stipes’ report) quite early on when starting 18-10 favourite and got too far back. He then took too long to get going in the straight but he fairly flew at the end and was little more than a length back at the death.

“He was well placed when another horse came in on him and turned him towards McDonald’s,” recalls Mike Robinson. “He lost three or four lengths in the process but he will like the extra 200m here.”

Richard Fourie (Nkosi Hlophe)

Richard Fourie (Nkosi Hlophe)

The obvious danger is Wildlife Safarai who was having only his second run when finishing a neck behind the Kaptein. “He belongs to the grooms at Maine Chance,” says Eric Sands. “He was very green that time but he has come on quite a bit.”

It’s worth noting that the selection had to make his move from behind Wildlife Safari and that, coupled with interference he suffered, suggests he should be able to confirm the form. He opened 12-10 favourite with World Sports Betting on Monday but the money poured on him yesterday when, sorry to relate, he was cut to 9-10. Wildlife Safari has gone from 28-10 to 33-10 with My Word My Bond next on 4-1.

There is only half an hour between each of the first five races which is good news for those on-course. Admittedly the gaps then widen  – 45 minutes and 40 minutes – but for many racegoers, particularly new ones, racing means lengthy periods when there is little happening.

Andre Nel is in blistering form. He may have some superbly bred horses to work with but the man has real talent and he should add to his 32-winner tally this term with Silk Trip in the first. She had the third over three lengths back when second on debut last month. “We thought she would run a good race and she has come on a bit,” the trainer reports.

The only snag is that her price is so short – 6-10 yesterday- but she should prove too strong for 5-1 second favourite Gin For Genius, a five-year-old maiden who has run 15 times.

Tiger Tops is 2-1 favourite for race two and the Joey Ramsden six-year-old may go in again. Two wins and a head second has seen him go up relatively little in the ratings but watch out for Big Ed whose saddle slipped in the closing stages when going close over 200m less four weeks ago. He opened at 3-1 but has since been backed to 22-10.

The Nel-trained O’Keeffe has been scratched from race four and so the vote now goes to Glen Kotzen’s twice-raced Ashafan who has come in from 3-1 on Monday to 12-10.

By Michael Clower


Source: http://www.goldcircle.co.za/kaptein-get-right/

Domeyer’s perfect but not first
Published: 17 January 2017

Despite winning all six of his carded rides, Aldo Domeyer's achievement is not a record in S.A.
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Jockey Aldo Domeyer’s perfect six at Kenilworth last week was not a record for number of winners ridden on a day in South Africa, although he might have been the first to ride a perfect six (six wins from six rides).

Jeff Lloyd (Supplied)

Jeff Lloyd (Supplied)

Jeff Lloyd has reportedly ridden seven winners in a day on three occasions in South Africa. He repeated this feat on November 30 last year in Australia, when having 11 rides on a 12 race card at Sunshine Coast racecourse. Lloyd at age 55 became the oldest to win the Brisbane Premiership last season. He is on his way to reclaiming this title having ridden 78 winners this season, 32 clear of second-placed Robbie Fradd. He is chasing Chris Munce’s Queensland metropolitan record of 103. Lloyd is also locked in a struggle with William Pike to be leading jockey in Australia. Both riders are currently on 98 winners in all for the season. Lloyd recovered from a mild stroke in 2013, which makes his recent achievements all the more remarkable.

South African record-breaking jockey Piere Strydom has ridden seven winners in a day twice. On one of these occasions [July 14, 1990] he famously rode the Pick 6 at Gosforth Park, the only rider to have achieved this feat. He also rode the winner of the first race that day. His Pick 6 winners were the Mike Azzie-trained 6/1 shot Boy On The Run, the Mike Azzie-trained 18/10 shot Dandy Man, the Herman Brown Snr-trained 11/10 favourite Mathematic, the Robbie Sage-trained 4/1 chance Haystack, the Spike Lerena-trained 16/10 favourite Highland Gypsy and the Spike Lerena-trained 2/1 favourite Straw Lining. His other winner on the day was the Nic Claassen-trained 6/10 favourite Golden Child. On the same day Strydom rode in a match race on the Azzie-trained Brainteaser, who was beaten by the Cliffie Otto-trained Divine Act, and also rode in two other races.

The first to achieve seven winners in a day in South Africa might well have been the legendary Harold “Tiger” Wright. In a nine race Rand Turf Club meeting held at Newmarket racecourse in Alberton on February 3 1960, Wright had eight rides and won on seven of them. Two of the winners were for George Azzie, the grandfather of current trainer Mike, two were for EJ Sparks and one each for ETC Passmore, DC Littlefield and R Ralphs.

Domeyer’s achievement does not constitute a Western Cape record either as Garth Puller rode seven winners at Kenilworth on 27 September 1980, when having a ride in all nine races. Puller, who was SA champion jockey in the 1978/1979 season and is now a trainer, rode the first five on the card and also race seven and race nine. Four of his winners were for Peter Kannemeyer and three for Bert Abercrombie.

Basil Marcus (HongKongJockeyClub)

Basil Marcus (HongKongJockeyClub)

Basil Marcus achieved seven winners in a day on 3 December 1986 at Greyville where he rode in all nine races.

His first winner that day was on a top class sort in the Herman Brown-trained Singing Boy, who won a maiden over 1200m at odds off 11/10F. The son of multiple champion sire Foveros went on to win two G1s over 1600m and 2000m respectively, both when raiding Turffontein. Marcus’ other victorious rides were on the Joe Joseph-trained Foreign Attache (2nd race 16/10F), the Mike Miller-trained Business Liner (4th race 14/10F), the Ormond Ferraris-trained Bold Candidate (5th race 6/1), the Terry Ryan-trained Miss Lobkowiez (6th race 18/10F), the Brown-trained Harry’s Champ (8th race 13/10) and the Mike Airey-trained Hunting Queen (ninth race 6/1).

Marcus, a seven-time champion jockey in Hong Kong, also once rode six winners in a day in Cape Town while still an apprentice on 21 June 1975 where he had eight rides in an eight race card at Milnerton. Remarkably five of those winning mounts were by the great stallion Persian Wonder, who was duly crowned Champion Sire for the fourth time in succession at the end of the season. Persian Wonder won the sire’s championships two more times, but only after his great rival New South Wales had clinched the title twice.

Domeyer is currently in 15th place on the SA national log with 41 winners achieved at a strike rate of 17,01% and he duly has seven rides at tomorrow’s Kenilworth meeting.

By David Thiselton


Source: http://www.goldcircle.co.za/domeyers-perfect-six-not-sa-record/

Turffontein Tuesday Tips and Race Previews by INForm
Published: 17 January 2017

Turffontein Tuesday 17 January Tips and Race Previews by INForm...
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Turffontein Tuesday 17 January Tips and Race Previews by INForm

Race 1– BANDOLA, typically of Silvano progeny, appears to be steadily improving. Looks ready to leave the Maiden ranks. Big winning chance. MISS WALES showed signs of a return to form last time out. Go close on best form. FLAMINGO VLEI was a beaten favourite in her penultimate start when stepped up in trip. Dropped back to the mile last time and seemed to prefer this. Form franked and has a chance here. (INForm 9-1-8)

Race 2 – AL HAMD ran a cracker last time out and there was clearly something amiss in his penultimate start. Rates the one to beat. JACKMAN has been expensive to follow but is consistent and can fill an exacta spot again. PRIVATE SWAROVSKI is improving steadily. Warrants respect. REBEL BARON has not been far off in sprints and can improve over this trip. (INForm 4-3-12)

Race 3 – TANDANA was disappointing last time out but is worth another chance in this lineup. AEROBATIC put in an improved last effort and the form of that race has worked out smartly. Big runner if confirming the form. MAIN ROLL has some scope for improvement and the booking of G Lerena catches the eye. Watch the betting on the first timers. (INForm 1-2-10)

Race 4 – BANDANNA is better than latest and was not far off in her penultimate start. Takes on the boys but the 2.5kg sex allowance could give her the edge. BRAVE NATION finished ahead of Bandana last time out with a much improved effort. Will need to repeat to have a chance. FLYING RUSSIAN always seems to find one better but is ultra-consistent and cannot be ignored. (INForm 10-1-3)

Race 5 – FIDILEO is the narrow first choice after showing improvement last time out following a steady rating drop. But this is a highly competitive field and there are many with chances. CAPTAIN OF MY HEART is lightly raced but has the form to be competitive here. TOMMY WATERDEVIL and A.Fortune team up again after a good last effort. A leading contender here. MAGIC, RAFA and RONNIE ROCKET must be included in larger perms. (INForm 1-2-8)

Race 6 – WINNING SISTER looks a leading contender down in class and following a fair effort behind the progressive Ana Pavlova. The daughter of Dynasty will appreciate this trip and gets on well with C.Maujean. INKOLO is not consistent but if repeating latest should be involved. TANGERINE LADY is never far of and is a must include. INDZABA has strong form and warrants respect at this level. (INForm 5-10-9)

Race 7 – SMARTIFACT looks progressive and went close first time out the maidens. Well clear of the rest on that occasion and could be better than rated. ARLINGTON has scope and could feature on handicap debut. The same applies to JUST CRUISED IN (maiden form franked). MY TREASURE finished close up last time and isn’t out of it off a lowered mark. FANGIA is consistent and never far off. KING OF BLUES has got staying power and this 1800m at Turffontein could suit. (INForm 1-9-2)

Race 8 – COOL FANTASY has solid form to recommend in another tricky contest and is the narrow first choice. BALALAIKA showed good improvement last time out and has a chance if building on that effort. SPRING INDEED will enjoy this trip and should be involved in the thick of things. FISH RIVER CANYON returns fresh from a short break and can improve. (INForm 10-6-1)


Source: http://www.goldcircle.co.za/turffontein-tuesday-tips-race-previews-inform/

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