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Gimme The Chair!

Three in a row for Crawford stayer

One of 26 entries for the R400 000 Gr2 New Turf Carriers Reserve Stayers to be run over 2800m on Sun Met day, Brett Crawford’s Gimme One Night continues to lift his game and he produced his customary late flourish to win the R250 000 Heineken Gr3 Chairman’s Cup at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Registering a hat-trick of wins, including his second stakes victory on the trot, Gimme One Night was easy to back at 5-2 in the eight horse field and came from last to mow his opposition down inside the 200m.

Lyle Hewitson salutes as Gimme One Night gets the better of Pacific Chestnut (Keagan De Melo) to win the final feature on L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate day (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

The mare Xanadu led Walter Smoothie and PE visitor Sheet Weaver early on, with Gimme One Night in the back seat.

Into the home run, Gauteng raider Walter Smoothie made an early bid before being tackled by Pacific Chestnut and topweight Strathdon.

But with the whips cracking late in the 3200m contest, It was Gimme One Night who finished strongly under an elated Lyle Hewitson to get the 0,40 length verdict over outsider Pacific Chestnut in a time of 212,38 secs.

Strathdon, not quite himself at this stage, stayed on a further 0,75 lengths back in third.

A R200 000 National Yearling Sale purchase, the 5yo Gimme One Night has won 6 races with 14 places from 31 starts for stakes of R654 125.

Bred by Riverton Stud, the winner is a son of 2012 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready) out of the one-time winning Fiesta Queen – a daughter of Parade Leader.

The entries for the Gr2 Reserve Stayers

19 American Landing Brett Crawford 89
5 Ballad Of The Sea (AUS) Candice Bass-Robinson 83
16 Benjan Candice Bass-Robinson 85
10 Cedar Man Greg Ennion 83
4 Doublemint Justin Snaith 101
0 Dynasty’s Blossom Joey Ramsden 90
1 Elusive Silva Justin Snaith 111
8 Flichity By Farr Alyson Wright 97
0 Fresnaye Joey Ramsden 104
7 Gimme One Night Brett Crawford 87
0 Hat Puntano (ARG) Joey Ramsden 112
17 Let It Rain Dan Katz 102
2 Magnificent Seven Justin Snaith 96
12 Ollivander Candice Bass-Robinson 86
0 Ovidio (AUS) Justin Snaith 108
13 Pacific Chestnut Candice Bass-Robinson 75
9 Perpetual Flame Nathan Kotzen 87
18 Plano Tara Laing 85
20 Platinum Prince Justin Snaith 101
3 Sailing Lizard Andre Nel 84
14 Shabba Ranks Candice Bass-Robinson 81
11 Sheet Weaver Tara Laing 84
0 Strathdon Justin Snaith 102
21 Tendre Joe Soma 76
15 Walter Smoothie Stuart Pettigrew 98
6 Woodland’s Forest C J Burger/R van Reenen 83
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Gr3 Chairman’s Cup (SAf-Gr3)

Kenilworth, South Africa, January 5, R250k, 3200m, turf, good, 3.32.38

1 – GIMME ONE NIGHT (SAF), 53.5, b g 5, Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) – Fiesta Queen (SAF) by Parade Leader (USA). Owner Mrs C L Gabler, Dr B D Sarembock, Mr P C Sarembock & Sea Cottage Properties CC (Nom: Dr K A Sarembock; Breeder Riverton Stud; trainer BJ Crawford; jockey L Hewitson
2 – Pacific Chestnut (SAF), 52.5, ch g 4, Horse Chestnut (SAF) – Pacific Charm (SAF) by Sportsworld (USA)
3 – Strathdon (SAF), 61.0, ch g 5, Silvano (GER) – Wintersweet (SAF) by Western Winter (USA)
Margins: 0.40, 0.75, 0.30

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4 comments on “Gimme The Chair!

  1. Michael Jacobs says:

    The Sporting Post is losing its attention to detail and accuracy that it was reknown for in years gone by. The selection box for the Queen’s Plate was from the race meeting a few weeks ago! How sloppy. We expect better from this quality publication. Also, you refuse to publish the gelding date of horses in your formline despite repeated requests to do so. You publish the first gelded run, but donot in form your readers thereafter of whether it is the second or third fun gelded. A horse may not improve after the first run gelded, but thereafter often makes remarkable improvement. Is there a reason why you refuse to listen to your readers’ request for this information? I hope SP starts upping its game and listens to its loyal readers.

  2. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    This race was run +8 seconds outside the course record.

    The first 700 metres was a joke.

    It was just a sprint home, no matter how loud the whips were cracking.

    1. karel says:

      Interestingly, this race recorded the fastest time in the final segment (off the final bend to the finish), especially given that winner Gimme One Night came from the back!

  3. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    That’s correct, a sprint home. I don’t find the race interesting, more like farcical

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