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Buffalo Eyes Summer Cup

De Kock galloper a rising star

Saturday’s Gr2 Charity Mile winner Coral Fever tops the weights for the R2 million Gr1 Summer Cup to be run over 2000m at Turffontein on 1 December 2018.

Mike de Kock’s lightly-raced four-year-old Buffalo Bill Cody (pictured) is also amongst the entries.
The smart galloper brought gooseflesh to observers from the commentary box to the grandstand to the homes of armchair punters as he sped away to record his fourth win from five runs, well stripped after a five-month break in a MR103 Handicap over 1600m.

Bred in the Northern Hemisphere, Mike has always maintained that Buffalo Bill Cody will improve with maturity to extend his natural racing ability. He has taken firm steps towards his peak in his time off and with undoubtedly even more to come, he’s a racing prospect to be followed with great interest.

Mike de Kock’s website reports that Buffalo Bill Cody has the element that separates top horses from good ones – he can quicken off a high cruising speed.

When you think he’s at top speed, there’s another gear to come! He blew his rivals away early and, simply going through the motions for Randall Simons over the last 100m, clocked 96,48s. This was a tiny split slower than the time recorded over the same distance by Coral Fever, a hard-ridden Gr2 winner in a driving finish an hour earlier.

Mathew de Kock commented on Sunday:

“Buffalo Bill Cody is very smart. He’s a machine. We’ll be sitting down to plan his next few races this week and putting our heads together because he is versatile and it looks like he’ll see out 1800m and even 2000m, so the Victory Moon Handicap and the Summer up are options, and of course the Queen’s Plate in January. But nothing is firm yet, we’ll see.”


0 Coral Fever (6G) 60 120 BA Robbie Sage
0 Cascapedia (IRE) (5M) 54.5 109 BA Mike de Kock
0 Hero’s Honour Scratched (4G) 54 109 A Gary Alexander
0 Roy Had Enough (AUS) (4C) 54 109 A Frank Robinson
0 It’s My Turn (6G) 54 108 A Dean Kannemeyer
0 Liege (6G) 54 108 AT Sean Tarry
0 $Made To Conquer (5G) 54 108 A Justin Snaith
0 Romany Prince (6G) 53.5 107 A Ormond Ferraris
0 Sabina’s Dynasty (5M) 53 106 A Paul Peter
0 Like A Panther (4C) 52.5 106 A Mike de Kock
0 Dawn Assault (5H) 52.5 105 BAT St John Gray
0 Social Order (5G) 52.5 105 BAT Sean Tarry
0 Full Mast (4G) 52 105 BA M G Azzie/A A Azzie
0 Noble Secret (4G) 52 105 A Mike de Kock
0 Bulleting Home (7G) 52 104 A Sean Tarry
0 Crowd Pleaser (5G) 52 104 A J A Janse van Vuuren
0 Tilbury Fort (5G) 52 104 AT Sean Tarry
0 Takingthepeace (4F) 51.5 104 A Mike de Kock
0 Deo Juvente (7G) 51.5 103 A Geoff Woodruff
0 Safe Harbour Scratched (5M) 51.5 103 AT Sean Tarry
0 Infamous Fox (AUS) (4G) 51 103 A Candice Dawson
0 Arctica (6G) 51 102 BA M G Azzie/A A Azzie
0 Secret Potion (4F) 50.5 102 A Geoff Woodruff
0 $Dark Moon Rising (5G) 50.5 101 A Paul Lafferty
0 Puget Sound Scratched (4G) 50 101 A Mike de Kock
0 Silver Thursday Scratched (4F) 50 101 A Mike de Kock
0 French Navy (7G) 50 100 AT Sean Tarry
0 Tandava (ZIM) (6G) 50 100 A Gokhan Terzi
0 Buffalo Bill Cody (IRE) (4C) 49.5 102 A Mike de Kock
0 Fort Ember (6M) 49 98 BA Paul Peter
0 Cash Time (4G) 48.5 98 A Ashley Fortune
0 Captain Splendid Scratched (6G) 48.5 97 BA Dorrie Sham
0 Roy’s Riviera (AUS) (4F) 48 97 BA Frank Robinson
0 Bankable Teddy (6G) 48 96 AT David Nieuwenhuizen
0 Mr Winsome (6G) 47.5 95 A Lucky Houdalakis
0 Sylvan On Fire (5M) 47.5 95 A Candice Dawson
0 Gambado (4G) 47 95 A Alec Laird
0 Pietro Mascagni Scratched (4G) 47 95 A Mike de Kock
0 Silver God (4G) 46 93 BAT Sean Tarry
0 Top Shot Scratched (7G) 45.5 91 AT Gary Alexander
0 Divine Odyssey (4G) 45 91 A J A Janse van Vuuren
0 Soldier On Scratched (4G) 45 91 A Stuart Pettigrew
0 Warrior’s Rest (4G) 45 91 A Sean Tarry
0 Tambalang Scratched (5M) 45 90 AT Sean Tarry
0 American Landing (4C) 44.5 90 A Brett Crawford
0 The Rising Legend (4G) 44 89 A Geoff Woodruff
0 Kilrain (7G) 44 88 A Mike de Kock
0 Royal Utopia (5M) 43.5 87 BAT Candice Dawson
0 Insignis (4F) 43 87 A Geoff Woodruff
0 Orpheus (4G) 43 87 AT M G Azzie/A A Azzie
0 Top Classman (4C) 42 85 BA Frank Robinson
0 Full Of Attitude (4G) 41.5 84 AT Joe Soma
0 Odd Rob Scratched (7G) 41.5 83 AT Gary Alexander
0 Tirzan (5G) 40 80 AT Joe Soma
0 Chariot Of Gold Scratched (4F) 39.5 80 A Sean Tarry
0 Condor Gulch (IRE) Scratched (4C) 39 81 BA Mike de Kock
0 Whosethebossnow (5G) 39 78 A Geoff Woodruff
0 Come The Day Scratched (4C) 37 75 A Chris Erasmus

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3 comments on “Buffalo Eyes Summer Cup

  1. Russell Parkinson says:

    Many thanks.

  2. karel says:

    There are quite a few in under sufferance by the looks of it.

  3. Shane says:

    Have to agree with Russell , Buffalo looks very special

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