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Capoeira Slams July Entries

First stakes success for son of Oratorio

With the Hollywoodbets Scottsville Pick 6 pool reaching a healthy R3 478 262, Andre Nel’s 4yo Capoeira produced the bump in the opener when the son of Oratorio ran a gutsy race to hold off a trio of Vodacom Durban July entries.

The R125 000 Gr3 Cup Trial, a July ‘preferential ticket’ race, was a chance for the hopefuls for the big one to put up their hands, and it was Capoeira who produced the goods at 16-1 under an inspired ride from Gavin Lerena over the Capital City inside 1750m tracK.

Gavin Lerena rode a confident race on Capoeira (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Tracking leader Herodotus all the way around, Lerena made a bold move early in the straight, and the gelding stayed on powerfully in the Sabine Plattner finery to hold off the flying favourite Nexus (16-10) by 1,80 lengths in a time of 104,6 secs.

Cape visitor Sovereign Spirit (12-1) threatened late under Grant van Niekerk, and finished a further 0,30 lengths back in third.

The second, third and fourth horse, Pack Leader, are all July entries.

Lerena confirmed that his mount had come out the gates well and got a perfect lead behind Herodotus.

Capoeira has produced some decent feature showings but this was his first stakes success.

Capoeira has won 3 races with 5 places in 13 starts for stakes of R446 275.\

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, he is a 4yo gelded son of Avontuur’s internationally proven Danehill sire, Oratorio, out of the unraced Fort Wood mare Folk Dance – the dam of Paul Peter’s well-performed Folk Dance (Tiger Ridge).

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10 comments on “Capoeira Slams July Entries

  1. John Mynhardt says:

    Hopefully Nexus still gets into the July. Do think Greyville will suite him way better than Scotsville. Also strange how he ran around in the straight ?

  2. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey….
    Wow nobody can argue the point that we were not spoilt with fantastic racing today at Scottsville…well done to all who managed to play their part in putting on this fantastic meeting…some great riding and training feats from our jocks and trainer’s…One must also take note that our tote pools are looking sharp again,,with the support from the public tote pools will keep climbing…I’ll like to thank everyone who has taken a bit of advice not to support the OPEN BET,, it’s makes such a huge difference when we all put our weight behind our tote pools,, if we continue to give the OPEN BET a complete miss and (not)support the OPEN BET *RACING IN SA WILL FLY* we need our racing industry to keep doing well so everyone in the industry can start working on bigger and better plans ahead for our game we all love so much…well done guy’s racing was out the top draw today

  3. MichaelMGJ says:

    I agree that it would be ideal if all exotic bets went through the tote instead of the open bet, however, compare the slick, professional service and online experience of an online bookmaker account (Hollywood for example) to the shambolic Telebet online tote account! It’s chalk and cheese! The tote online is like a spaza shop compared to the bookmaker online! If you want to draw your cash in a tote from your Telebet, they have to phone to HO to get clearance!! What a joke! Hollywood is a straight EFT back into your bank account in less that 10 seconds!

    If the tote wants the punters to switch from open bet to the tote pools, they should get their act together or ask Hollywood to show them how to run an online service properly. Today every single bet that I played went through the open bet including substsntial exotic bets! All this money could have been on the tote if only they got their act together and offered a better online service!

  4. Brian Fredericks says:

    One hell Of a race for Gavin and wilgerbos combination take nothing away from Warren and his ride’s looks like if you put Warren on any horse he do the job disappointing Run from dr Kock and Warren combination but hi it was really a different class of race for the day lets hope we have the same for Sunday and keep our fingers crossed that’money flows in good luck all and have a fantastic day

  5. John Mynhardt says:

    Yes it was great. Now there needs to be a discussion about the biggest ‘elephant’ or should I ‘mammoth’ in the room. Racing prizemoney for normal racing !!! The current prizemoney is almost have it was 10 years ago and even Mauritius prizemoney is more than our ? How is this possible ? If this continues even all our middle class horses will be exported…. killing horse racing in the long run.

  6. John Mynhardt says:

    There are so many issues in racing but no place where one can take ideas which will grow racing back to its greatness where it belongs. I have a least 20 good ideas to get racing back on top. But who do we the die hard racing fans talk to ???

    1. Editor says:

      Hi John
      Plse mail us on [email protected]
      We will send your list to the right people.
      Let’s see what happens after that

  7. Jay August says:

    John, there is no need to talk about ideas to someone. Sporting Post allows you to talk to everyone. In the marketplace for ideas there is no better opportunity than SP. If you get laughed at and ridiculed for a suggestion, take it on the chin and move on. That ridicule helps in time to shape your own ideas and to test what may work and may resonate with the marketplace and what may not.

    The only people you need be suspicious of are those who cannot openly bring their ideas into the public domain and who direct racing from the confines of a safe boardroom or a closed office. We have many of those in SA. They may be powerful and full of ego but they have brought us to the current situation. Don’t let it happen again by being silent and waiting for them to ask you for your opinion.

    Speak out!

  8. John Mynhardt says:

    I ll post it here and send them on. Hopefully it will lead to some changes. Will start posting from tommorrow everyday a addisional idea.

    1. Editor says:

      Great stuff

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