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Summer Cup Ante-Post Betting Opens

Tarry bids for four in a row

Zillzaal wins the 2019 Summer Cup (Pic – JC Photos)

SA’s leading bookmakers Hollywoodbets priced up SA Horse Of The Year Summer Pudding as early ante-post favourite for the Gr1 Gauteng Summer Cup, when betting opened this week for the R425 000 contest to be run at Turffontein on 28 November.

Sean Tarry bids for his fourth straight victory in the race and his fifth overall.

The SA Champion has 9 of the first 49 entries, including defending champion Zillzaal, who is at 14-1.

Aslan (2009), Liege (2017) and Tilbury Fort (2018) were Tarry’s other winners.

Horse Price Trainer MR
Summer Pudding 5/2 Paul Peter 117
Got The Greenlight 28/10 Joe Soma 124
Charles 25/2 Mike De Kock 108
Queen Supreme 25/2 Mike De Kock 122
Tierra Del Fuego 14/1 Sean Tarry 123
Zillzaal 14/1 Sean Tarry 120
Youcanthurrylove 16/1 Fabian Habib 114
Crown Towers 20/1 Justin Snaith 109
Dance Class 20/1 St John Gray 92
Victoria Paige 20/1 Sean Tarry 110
Divine Odyssey 25/1 J A Janse V Vuuren 117
Running Brave 25/1 Paul Matchett 114
Hero’s Honour 33/1 Gary Alexander 112
Like A Panther 33/1 Mike De Kock 110
Tristful 33/1 Tony Rivalland 112
Akwaan 40/1 Mike De Kock 92
Ballet Shoes 40/1 Candice Dawson 109
Chitengo 40/1 Alec Laird 110
Expressfromtheus 40/1 Stuart Pettigrew 101
Green Haze 40/1 Alec Laird 116
Pack Leader 40/1 Alec Laird 109
Ronnie’s Candy 40/1 St John Gray 117
Dawn Assault 50/1 St John Gray 110
Tilbury Fort 50/1 Sean Tarry 107
Alibi Guy 66/1 Mike De Kock 98
Atyaab 66/1 Zietsman Oosthuizen 115
Cornish Pomodoro 66/1 Sean Tarry 102
D’ Arrivee 66/1 Candice Dawson 104
Dark Moon Rising 66/1 Paul Lafferty 103
Factor Fifty 66/1 David Niewenhuizen 107
Imperial Ruby 66/1 Corne Spies 107
Keep Smiling 66/1 Sean Tarry 105
Orpheus 66/1 MG/AA Azzie 104
Seven Patriots 66/1 MG/AA Azzie 96
Western Fort 66/1 Paul Peter 101
Full Mast 80/1 MG/AA Azzie 102
Shenanigans 80/1 Sean Tarry 95
Cash Time 100/1 Ashley Fortune 103
Christopher Robin 100/1 St John Gray 96
Master Supreme 100/1 Candice Dawson 95
Snow Palace 100/1 Corne Spies 104
Sunshine Silk 100/1 David Niewenhuizen 103
Tree Tumbo 100/1 Sean Tarry 97
African Adventure 150/1 Joe Soma 81
Category Four 150/1 Grant Maroun 86
Hellofaride 150/1 Mike De Kock 85
Our Coys 150/1 Joe Soma 79
Sworder Street 150/1 Paul Peter 92
Nebraas 150/1 Sean Tarry 84

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11 comments on “Summer Cup Ante-Post Betting Opens

  1. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Hello Steve Reid. You wanted a race with Summer Pudding and GTG, here we have it. Not a match race but maybe this year it won’t be upset results. Even a CT horse for the QT. 👍

  2. Pieta Louw. says:

    Cecil, ek hoop my perd kom in. Surprised to see it with MDK…..vat more al klein doubles en trebles tot 28 Nov.

  3. Cecil Pienaar says:

    More Pieta, stem saam, dis hkm ek die perd noem, ou grompot, LoL, het n goeie een ge-erf. I reckon it’ll do well on the Highveld

    Seems we won’t get the SP vs GtG race after all, anyways plenty to look fwd to with or without the stars..

    Lekker dag almal 👍

  4. Steve Reid says:

    Lekker Cecil. I think that there is more chance of your buddy Pieta giving up drinking than the two of them meeting in the Summer Cup. I have some observations:

    1. How can this Gauteng top division handicap carry any Graded status let alone Gr.1? Perhaps Mr August can educate us on this race and the status it carries?
    2. The stake of R425 000 is an absolute joke. To put that into perspective, the Business Rescuer earns that in 18 days with no overtime. I earned more than that when a horse I owned ran second in a non Black type race. Oh I forgot to mention that was in 2012.
    3. What reason would the great saviour of racing have to continue racing Summer Pudding for those pittances and to lose that unbeaten tag? If it were mine it would be lining up to lose its innocence asap.
    4. The Cape challenge must be striking fear in the heart of Tarry and co.

  5. Jay August says:

    Steve, I suggest you ask the Local Pattern Committee or the Operator for the detail you seek as I am not a spokesperson for that committee or the operator.

  6. Pieta Louw. says:

    Cecil, ek het dit al hoeveel keer gese dat daai Steve Reid mooi brits gebruik…..maar hy kan darem slegte uitlaatings oor n kerkmens maak.😀

  7. Cecil Pienaar says:

    😂 , ja Pieta Daar is niks fout met druiwe sap of Nagmaal wyn nie. En ou Steve is n goeie Engelsman wat nie k*k vat nie. If racing is on tomorrow I reckon your fav Ntl trainer, Uncle Den’s horse, Priceless Ruler is a banker 👍

  8. Pieta Louw. says:

    Cecil, in my ou dae in die kerk het ons nog old brown sherrie gekry…..by nagmaal…die ou oom langs my het sommer n double gevat.

  9. Michael Jacobs says:

    The Summer Cup is a joke, a “Grade 1 race” on Merit-rated terms! At least the July ( which is also a farce for a Grade 1), is prestigous and attracts the top horses in the country, whereas the Summer Cup merely attracts the besf Gauteng handicappers!

    Maybe the Summer Cup should be downgraded to grade 2 or 3, as it is atill a great betting race, but will certainly not shape the breed!

  10. Jay August says:

    Using words like “farce” and “joke” is not very helpful in establishing whether the Summer Cup is a Grade 1 or not. Perhaps Michael can explain what a breed shaping race is in the context of the SA breeding industry as I have heard that description thrown around by some without them ever quantifying what that sequence of words means.

    I’ll throw some numbers out for the commentariat to chew on. If one ignores quality of horse and performance and looks solely at the average number of starts by competitors in the race (in question) in all other Pattern races in the same season, then the Summer Cup ranks 27th of 186 Pattern races. By contrast the July ranks 5th, the Met 16th and the Queens Plate 18th. The Algoa Cup which Steve refers to ranks 155th. Purely on this metric the Summer Cup ranks in the top 15% of all Pattern races or on the underside of what one would presume is Grade 1 territory.

    From a performance perspective – average of the best 4 actual race ratings for the race – the Summer Cup ranks 28th with the Met first and the July 6th. Again on this metric the Summer Cup scrapes the lower periphery of what one expects in a Grade 1 event.

    Using an alternative performance method, the best rating achieved in the season by the top four finishers in the race in question, places the Summer Cup in 21st spot with the Met 1st and the July 6th. This is the method used in the annual Longines Worlds Best Rankings.

    All numbers above are for a 3 year period.

  11. Pieter Bekker says:

    Bring local racing open view toe asb baie mense kan nie DSTV bekostig nie , dankie.

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