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Regimental Gets The Money

First-timer wins easily

The R1,7 million Captain Al colt Regimental, owned by an illustrious group of owners, caught the eye on debut at Durbanville on Saturday when he went all the way at odds-on to seal a coup for his backers.

Ridden by the SMG Cape Town-sponsored Corne Orffer, Regimental proved too strong for the persistent and more experienced Gold Medal in the second race, a 1250m Maiden Plate, and went on to win by 0,40 lengths in a time of 76,23 secs.

Corne Orffer guides Regimental to an eye-catching debut win over Gold Medal (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

He was purchased for R1,7 million at the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale and is out of US six-time winner Crazy About Me (Lawyer Ron).

He is owned by former Mayfair Speculators Racing Manager Derek Brugman in partnership with an international mix of owners, including Mr and Mrs Antony Beck, Anna Doyle, Kip Elser of US-based Kirkwood Stables,  Dr Jill Warner of Carry On Alice fame and Henry Bozo of French-based Ecurie des Monceaux.

The Brett Crawford stable comments, published by courtesy of Phumelela Publishing, caught some punters wrong-footed as they had indicated that the obviously  smart colt ‘should need the run’. He behaved like a professional and won easily.

The Klawervlei Stud-bred galloper was snapped up from 7-2 and backed into the red before easing to an official starting price of 11-10.

On the Brett Crawford Racing website, it is stated that Regimental is ‘a nice colt, and may be green on debut. Each way chance’.

Assistant Barry Donnely was quoted on Saturday suggesting that Regimental ‘was going places and should have a money chance.’

Greg Cheyne (silver cap) gets Ready Steady Go to rally as Catkin (Corne Orffer on outside) and Zeb (Sandile Mbhele) challenge – fourth placed Star Chestnut is obscured down the inside (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

The topliner of the sunny afternoon was a scratching decimated R140 000 Pinnacle Stakes run over 1400m.

The deceptive style of East Cape Champion Greg Cheyne produced the goods as he showed cracking judgement to get Ready Steady Go home, ahead of Catkin, Zeb and the gallant Star Chestnut, who was returned from an eight month break. It was a thriller with only 0,55 lengths separating the top four.

Agent Of Fortune was never in the hunt and he looks much better than this.

Richard Fourie and Justin Snaith were in fine form again, with a well-taken four-timer, Fourie picked up five winners, and eight in two days after his hat-trick at Fairview on Friday!

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12 comments on “Regimental Gets The Money

  1. Mike Miles says:

    The stable’s comments about Regimental (*edited), “should need the run”, “green on debut” and “each way chance”. Right, with so much lack of confidence the horse is backed from 7/2 to 11/10. (*Edited) springs to mind.

  2. Pepper the pig says:

    It’s pretty poor to be fair. A better comment would be has a winning chance if not green would be more informative. ‘A nice colt may be green’ doesn’t really help us punters because they all say that about decent horses.. but then again why would they feel any need to do so. We feed the industry, they think they the stars of the show. Very good question as to how the horse started odds on if the horse is a nice colt but may be green. And i find it weird that someone says back a horse ‘each way’ thats odds on, what do you gain if it places??

    I wonder what the Racing industry here in South Africa would be with no punters.

  3. Graham Hurlstone-Jones says:

    Love the owners…..you can see where SA is going, super elite racing, this is what it has been all about ( since Jooste )The comment says it all about the horses run…..The whole industry is a big scam. Insider trading I call it but its OK, everyone is fine with the way it has always been in the halls of the Ivory towers . For a first timer to have a load of money on it even with unfavourable comments ( each way chance, will be green ). I watched the betting and thought ” are we being lied to …..AGAIN” ? and sure enough a champion horse ran a champion race …I don’t understand how this is not seen as a con ? This will never change. Every part of racing from breeding, buying and selling, betting odds, the tote, tracks….you know the list, its either a little bent or slightly crooked all controlled by a select few in the Ivory tower ( look at the owners, they don’t guess )….nothing will change, its becoming more elite every day. How is that jewel in the crown ? the P6 ?…..nothing changes. The status quo suits the elite. The odds will not matter soon, there will not be any punters left. I told the whole world how well my horse would run, I wouldn’t be able to look in the mirror but thats not how it is done it seems……..Was the trainers comment an honest assessment or did the owners and trainer “have a chat” ? insider trading. Trainers will always look after an owners need while the horse is a good one but even that is dubious once it starts to fall away…. (that quality not quantity statement comes to mind) then the trainers “record” kicks in…..the % of winners and losers. Why are football and rugby stadiums full every week ( they never used to be ) because it is seen as “clean” now. No more cheating which we all watched and after so many years but just walked away ( that bad service restaurant ). Now those codes are the most exciting !!! its a pleasure. It really is that simple, stop cheating…….. just because it has always been like that does make it right….I know what will be said ” it is a first timer ” but the money was on…….( shrewd owners dont do that so they knew a lot more )……just watched race 4 Scottsville….. punters will not come back….simple.

  4. Mike says:

    The rich get richer at the expense of the punter….seen this movie too many times. Shame on you Brett

  5. Geoff Clark says:

    Don’t understand why they bullsh….t the public. Rather don’t comment at all.

  6. Geoff Clark says:

    And just by the way, 2nd week in row the same stable commented will need the run and the horse in question won. Lasts weeks one even easier .Goodluck to them.

  7. Mgram says:

    Brugman pulled the same move with a Marshall horse a few years back. Perhaps the better policy if adhering to owners instructions, would be for a clear NO COMMENT from the trainer. That is infinitely better than purposely steering us punters into the bush.

  8. Pops says:

    Does anyone know how much money it takes to shorten a first-timer from 7/2 to 11/10?

  9. Chris Swart says:

    A very weak field. He was green in the closing stages when tiring. He certainly knew the bend and course and looked the part.
    The money indicated a big run.
    The owner I know didn’t put the money on

    I don’t see deceit where good horse, weak field, moved well to the start and looked very well were factors

  10. Mgram says:

    Chris Swart one characteristic always when this move is pulled is “it’s not stable money” and that is just another extension of the deceit.

  11. Donald says:

    I would like to have seen the comments if the trainer commented ” will win ” and it does not !

    There would be hell to play – rather leave out these comments by the trainers as either way they are not helpful to Joe Public – let him work it out for himself as was done in the past.

    The other problem is that sometimes bookmakers when business is slow will shorten a horse without any real money being placed on that horse to attract unaware punters – that is an old trick that we also have to weigh up when placing our bet !

  12. Chris Swart says:

    Clearly Mgram you’d understand the concept of a sardine run where bookmakers manipulate a lay to get the sheep and lemmings to follow the money blindly.
    You’d also understand the volume seesaw would lead to longer prices (even at 125% rounds) for the triers and the money usually appears late and before the off when liquidity is level.

    In this instance, it was one way traffic. Nothing was significantly backed to beat it and it was anything but a lay.
    The opening price of 4/1 and starting close to the red line leads to a free riskless bet if you have a facility to sell.
    In South Africa this isn’t ‘legal’ but to believe it isn’t happening, then Rosie trained by Gavin Smith will win the Met.
    Betfair liquidity magically opens up in the last five minutes before the South African Market and that only indicates big players when pools go over £20000
    There was trade off from 8/10 – 1/1 which means everyone got off unless you backed it regardless (as I did)

    It isn’t always as clear as light and day

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