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War – And Peace

3yo classics - very competitive!

Trainer Stuart Pettigrew has opted to take his chances from a wide draw in the Gr1 SA Classic for his smart Gimmethegreenlight colt Surcharge, rather than take on the might of champion miler Legal Eagle at unfavourable weight terms in the HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes.

Majestic Mambo – owes a few punters a few rand after the Guineas

The Classic Day picture for Turffontein on 7 April has started to become clearer after Pettigrew, fired up by a wide gate, kept his options open until the last minute.

A running on – albeit distant – second behind the subsequently exported Monks Hood in the Gauteng Guineas early in March makes Surcharge a massive contender over the extra 200m.

Piere Strydom takes the ride again and he may have most to fear from the Mike de Kock quintet, headed by Royal Crusade and Noble Secret – third and fourth in the Guineas.

Boom colt Majestic Mambo, who blotted his copybook in the Guineas with a performance punctuated by coltish behaviour, will be out to make amends. He went into the classic unbeaten after three starts, but was never in the hunt.

R2 million Gr1 S A CLASSIC 
For 3 year-olds (2nd Leg of SA Triple Crown)

1 5 Roy Had Enough (AUS) 60 110 A W Kennedy Frank Robinson
2 14 Surcharge 60 110 A P Strydom Stuart Pettigrew
3 13 Greek Fire 60 106 A B Fayd’Herbe M G Azzie/A A Azzie
4 1 Like A Panther 60 106 A C Murray Mike de Kock
5 10 Majestic Mambo 60 104 A A Delpech Paul Peter
6 4 Noble Secret 60 101 A R Simons Mike de Kock
7 7 Royal Crusade 60 101 BA A Marcus Mike de Kock
8 2 Lobo’s Legend 60 97 A M Yeni Joe Soma
9 12 Alshibaa (AUS) 60 93 BA R Munger Mike de Kock
10 3 Pietro Mascagni 60 93 T A G Lerena Mike de Kock
11 11 Silver God 60 93 T A R Danielson Sean Tarry
12 8 Darkest Hour 60 89 BA C Zackey Barend Botes
13 9 Hero’s Honour 60 88 A C Maujean Gary Alexander
14 6 Throng 60 82 T A *L Hewitson Sean Tarry
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(4,6,7,9,10) (11,14)

Much like Surcharge, Gauteng Fillies Guineas winner Takingthepeace has pulled a wide gate for the second leg of the Wilgerbosdrift SA Triple Tiara.

Folk Dance – goes further and has been consistent

The daughter of Visionaire beat her stablemate Silver Thursday by a quarter length in a thriller on 3 March, and both third placed Green Top and the consistent Folk Dance, who ran fourth, are back to try and turn the tables.

R1 million Gr1 WILGERBOSDRIFT S A FILLIES CLASSIC
3yof (2nd Leg Wilgerbosdrift SA Triple Tiara)
1 14 Takingthepeace 60 104 A C Murray Mike de Kock
2 9 Folk Dance 60 103 A K de Melo Paul Peter
3 10 Silver Thursday 60 103 A A Delpech Mike de Kock
4 15 Flichity By Farr 60 99 A M V’Rensburg Alyson Wright
5 8 Roy’s Riviera (AUS) 60 98 A W Kennedy Frank Robinson
6 6 Cashel Palace 60 96 A R Simons Alec Laird
7 11 Fiorella 60 96 A A Marcus Duncan Howells
8 1 Aurelia Cotta 60 93 A B Fayd’Herbe Sean Tarry
9 7 Green Top 60 91 BA M Yeni Alec Laird
10 5 Rockin Russian 60 91 A *L Hewitson Sean Tarry
11 4 Radiant Splendour (AUS) 60 89 A P Strydom Gary Alexander
12 16 Mar Del Sur 60 88 A C Zackey Gavin van Zyl
13 3 Secret Potion 60 88 A G Lerena Geoff Woodruff
14 2 London Secret 60 85 A R Danielson Sean Tarry
15 12 Forest Express 60 83 T A S Khumalo Sean Tarry
16 13 Saragon 60 79 A C Maujean Gary Alexander
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,3) (6,9) (8,10,14,15) (11,16)

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