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Striker’s Leaving On A Jet Plane

Multiple champion takes up Mauritius contract

Multiple SA Champion jockey Piere Strydom flies out to Mauritius today to ride for trainer Rameshwar Gujadhur.

The good news for ‘Striker’ fans is that he will be available to ride at the Vodacom Durban July meeting at Greyville on 6 July.

Piere Strydom after the 2011 Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

One of our greatest jockeys of all time, Strydom recently said that one of the horses he would like to ride in the July is Snaith’s Doublemint, who came in off a top-class Sun Met run in January and ran a 1.15 length seventh in Saturday’s Gr2 WSB 1900.

The weight could, however be an issue for Striker as Doublemint may carry 53kgs in the July.

Strydom last won the July on The Conglomerate for Joey Ramsden in 2016.

The top jockey would have been pleased to see an impressive showing on Saturday by the Gujadhur yard’s White River, who won the Champ de Mars feature, the Mauritius Derby Trial Cup, with ease under Manuel Nunes.

The 2017 Cape Guineas runner-up has won both his starts on the island and looks set to play a dominant role in the next few months.

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4 comments on “Striker’s Leaving On A Jet Plane

  1. Deezo says:

    Striker is the best South Africa has ever produced. His record says it all. A very honest and humble jockey that does not mince his words. Even at his age , he still has a lot to offer in the racing industry. He will break records in Mauritius and I predict he will ride all the legs of the pick six in one of the race meetings. Mauritius’s short straight will suit Striker to the tee because he is a perfect judge of pace. All the best Striker and I can’t wait to see you ride in the July.

  2. George Ellis says:

    I hope he left his parachute here in JHB

  3. Brian says:

    Why George?

  4. Deezo says:

    Seems like he is not a Striker fan. So sad

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