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Green Point: Hawwaam Won’t Run

Blow to start of Cape Summer hype

Mike de Kock has withdrawn favourite Hawwaam from Saturday’s Gr2 Green Point Stakes.

The son of Silvano was scratched at 12h39 on Tuesday with Stipes permission and on the basis of ‘interrupted work’.

Mike de Kock told the Sporting Post that the decision to scratch the superstar Silvano colt from Saturday’s race was taken as a precautionary measure and in the best interests of the top horse – and the racing public.

“He was supposed to run at Turffontein last Thursday. We cut back on his work and then the rains came. He is extremely fresh and given his temperament, I have to consider all the best options. I don’t believe it is best that he runs on Saturday.”

The champion trainer confirmed that Hawwaam will travel to the Cape on Wednesday and it is planned that he will run in the Gr2 Premier Trophy (1800m) which is contested at weight-for-age plus penalties on 21 December.

“Look it’s not ideal, but it’s the prudent best course of action right now and on the positive side, this way it also gives us a chance to give him a breeze on the left-handed Kenilworth track in advance of raceday. And we are all on track for the L’Ormarin’s Queen’s Plate,” he confirmed.

South Africa’s leading bookmakers Hollywoodbets have revised their big race betting.

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21 comments on “Green Point: Hawwaam Won’t Run

  1. Pops says:

    Got questions about this horse.Let’s see what happens in the Cape.

  2. Gavin says:

    This horse is becoming a joke

  3. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    Now they have to protect a reputation and don’t want to spoil his marketability with breeders in Australia.

  4. Chris Swart says:

    I’d love to own a Gr1 winning joke where the trainer puts the interest of the horse above all else

  5. SydneyArnold says:

    Mike de Kock…best interest and prep for the horse…l fully agree….you are a fantastic trainer..

  6. Pieta says:

    Privileged…..

  7. Rian says:

    Yep he sure is
    Last Met winner Igugu 2012, last July winner Igugu 2011, also been a while since last Summer Cup
    History not on the so called SUPERSTARS side
    Left handed track should not be a problem, Champions take it in their stride no matter where they run, just look at the Cape Stars

  8. Fanni says:

    It has missed lots off work it makes sense

  9. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…Boy’s stop your cat fighting just be grateful that MDK is handing the GREEN POINT to the Cape boy’s…A Tea Cup is better than no Cup…Warning to the Cape when you hear a trembling sound in the next few days just relax no need to hit a panic it’s only Hawwaam making his way into the mother city…William your job is to pls make sure that all photographer’s are well behave when the Champ arrives,,if any bitch screams or shouts when Hawwaam gets off the float Chris Swart you have full permission to slap the culprit… Cheers

  10. Pieta says:

    Fanni, I’m not sure or maybe you know…..

    Are you aware that there are other horses in the race that may or may not have had their challenges coming into this race?

  11. Lagen says:

    Joke of a horse…. Come met Day, all the haters will be quiet… Hawwaam is the best we have had seen since Horse chestnut.

  12. Mike Miles says:

    Hahahahawaam

  13. Prasheen Harrimohan says:

    I don’t think horse chestnut got beat by a Fairview horse lagen. Don’t make a statement like dat, cos I think mdk is scared of dia and rb. Hawaam never really run against anything good to say it’s the best horse.

  14. Beach Boy says:

    for those questioning Hawwaam – the formline through Twist of Fate is impressive. And why are people blaming the trainer for being cautious with his horse? He is already a great sire prospect, has been earmarked to travel overseas. Good job MdK, too many keyboard trainers around!

  15. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    A question for Justin Snaith, Eric Sands, Brett Crawford, Andre Nel, Vaughan Marshall, Adam Marcus, Glen Kotzen, A Andrews, M Winnaar, C Zackey, M Byleveld, A Domeyer, C Orffer, G Lerena, R Fourie.

    Trainers, are any of your horses not using the Green Point Stakes as a prep run for the Queens Plate or Met… or let me rephrase for the sake of clarity, “Is your charge ready for a proper battle/fight to the line” ?

    Jockeys, are you going to be bound by set-in-stone instructions that might stop you from employing surprise tactics on Saturday?

  16. Rian says:

    Vardy to show this field who is the boss !!!
    Glad they got the long straight to just track the leader and when asked to win the race it will be all over in a matter of strides

  17. Prasheen Harrimohan says:

    Beach boy twist of fate got hammered by rb and dia Everytime it faced them so I don’t think it’s form line of hawaam is anything to shout home about

  18. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    Rian, I have great expectations for Vardy as well

  19. Rian says:

    First nice bet this year with your filly William

  20. Nico says:

    Gavin says:
    10th Dec 2019 at 4:43 pm
    This horse is becoming a joke

    I hope this Isn’t Gavin Lerena after he lost the ride for that only time he got beaten 😂

  21. Rian says:

    Vardy R7.30 , wow Frankie must have biggest grin of all
    Hope you got P6 William

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