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Rouvaun Calls The Ridgemont Fox Home

Foxwedge star is set for a sizzling summer

Anton Marcus has been priced up at 33-1 on the Hollywoodbets betting boards to win the SA Champion Jockey title and the former champion showed that he could be of some value yet when he booted home two early winners for Cape Champion owners Ridgemont Racing and trainer Brett Crawford at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Marcus rode a confident race to win the first on the Highlands-bred Silver Sabre, who charged to victory at her second start.

Anton Marcus has Run Fox Run in charge of matters (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

His second winner, the Australian-bred Run Fox Run, was making her 5yo season debut after a sixteen week break, following her going down narrowly to Gauteng champion Celtic Sea in the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint at Hollywoodbets Scottsville back in July.

She was a popular Pick 6 banker and stormed to victory in the Pinnacle Stakes to clock 64,63 secs for the 1100m. The race also notably marked the welcome return to the commentary box of veteran Rouvaun Smit. The golden voice slotted in seamlessly and it felt like as if he had never left.

The Mill Park bred speedster, Run Fox Run has won 7 of her 9 starts and is one of 18 stakes winners sired by the Woodside Park based Gr1 William Reid Stakes winner Foxwedge. She is a half-sister to ATC Heritage Stakes winner Guard Of Honour and is out of the placed General Nediym mare Victory Cry.

It was an encouraging start to her Summer campaign for the valuable mare, who is bound to take on the boys again in the next four months.

Lyle Hewitson is at 6-10 to win the SA champion jockey title, with defending champion Warren Kennedy at 5-1.

Check the Hollywoodbets SA Jockey title betting here

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7 comments on “Rouvaun Calls The Ridgemont Fox Home

  1. Edwin Le Grange says:

    Any news on the fine Callan Murray will receive for his ride on the de kock horse yesterday.

    1. Editor says:

      Hi Edwin – your comment is not specific.
      These are the references we found in the report

      NAFOORAH (C Murray) was restless in the stalls and kicked the back gates, thereafter jumped outwards leaving the stalls.
      NAFOORAH (C Murray) over raced in the early and middle stages.

      Jockey C Murray reported something amiss with NAFOORAH in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine this gelding.

      PEACEONTHEROCKS (C Murray) choked up in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine this filly.

      In view of the performance of VASEEM (C Murray), (distance 9,50 lengths, betting 2/1), the Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine this gelding. Trainer M F de Kock was requested to report back on the condition of this gelding on return to stables. VASEEM examined post race and nothing obvious detectred

  2. Anthony Primo says:

    Anton Marcus failed with 2 fancied runners why?

    1. Editor says:

      Anthony, your question makes no sense – Marcus won the first on a 9-2 shot and the fourth on a 19-20 popular Pick 6 banker
      In between he ran unplaced on Travel Master (9-1) and Alaskan Night (10-1). and then on Double Blue (22-1) in the fifth.
      In the sixth he was withdrawn at the start on fancied Invincabelle
      He was stood down after that.

  3. Asgar Essack says:

    Most favourites always have problems
    during month end meetings.
    A jockey was fined sixty thousand rands recently although he won the race.
    I hope we have an inquiry into Callan Muyrrays riding off three very fancied runners two of which were odds on
    He rode them all into the sea.
    I believe that the trainer should also be questioned regarding the terrible performance of his horses.
    Joe Public has the right to know what’s
    going on.

    1. Editor says:

      We published the satipes comments earlier on the rides in question – unfair to suggest the jockey was to blame without the facts.

      NAFOORAH (C Murray) was restless in the stalls and kicked the back gates, thereafter jumped outwards leaving the stalls.
      NAFOORAH (C Murray) over raced in the early and middle stages.

      Jockey C Murray reported something amiss with NAFOORAH in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine this gelding.

      PEACEONTHEROCKS (C Murray) choked up in running. The Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine this filly.

      In view of the performance of VASEEM (C Murray), (distance 9,50 lengths, betting 2/1), the Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine this gelding. Trainer M F de Kock was requested to report back on the condition of this gelding on return to stables. VASEEM examined post race and nothing obvious detectred

  4. Edwin Le Grange says:

    Dear mr editor thank you for publishing the stiles report. The report says nothing was found to be wrong with the horse. Now will there be a similar inquiry for the jockey similar to chase Maujean or is there selective policing. If our racing was properly policed like Kranji or Mauritius some of our top jockeys would spend more time in inquiries than riding. While we on the topic how was Richard Fourie ride on gatekeeper on Saturday. Flew when the race was over. Maybe his just a terrible judge of pace cause it’s a recurring problem. Some excuse will be made for him same as he did with do it again in the met a couple of years ago. Do it again Richard every weekS

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