Charity Turf Challenge – The Pressure’s On!

Neil Moodley sets the pace

CHIMICHURI RUN leapt to the top of the Charity Turf Challenge leader board with a stylish victory in the first of the competition bonuses, the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint, and now looks to be the dominant sprinter of his generation.

On a day that belonged to the Sean Tarry yard, CELTIC SEA, flew up late to take top honours in the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint ahead of the ever consistent SNOWDANCE who advertised her well being for the remainder of the season.

And, in Cape Town, VARDY staked his claim for a possible tilt at the Vodacom Durban July when easily accounting for ONE WORLD in the Gr.3 Winter Classic, earning his supporters a valuable 9 points in the process.

See the leaderboard per 26 May – click here

On the “human” leader board, there was some shuffling of the pack and now NEIL MOODLEY 10 leads by 4 on 159 points from DURBAN 14 who is another 4 points clear of the joint third placed SHIVI3ZN 21 and LETS GO BIG 19.

The top ten is currently:

  1. NEIL MOODLEY 10 – 159 POINTS
  2. DURBAN 14 – 155 POINTS
  3. SHIVI3ZN 21 – 151 POINTS

LETS GO BIG 19

  1. DURBAN 12 – 149 POINTS

KEVIN A 12

  1. SHIVI3ZN 23 – 146 POINTS
  2. IN MEMORY OF THE LATE ASHLEN SEVLALL 1 – 144
  3. SHIVI3ZN 19 – 143 POINTS
  4. CCP 2 – 140 POINTS
2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE by LEADING HORSES (26 May)
  NAME of HORSE POINTS
1. CHIMICHURRI RUN 35
2. CELTIC SEA 20
HAWWAAM 20
PACIFIC TRADER 20
5. CASCAPEDIA 14
EYE’S WIDE OPEN 14
FREEDOM CHARTER 14
RETURN FLIGHT 14
SANTA CLARA 14
  SCHIPPERS 14
SNOWDANCE 14
TRIP TO HEAVEN 14
TWIST OF FATE 14
UNDERCOVER AGENT 14
15. DIVINE ODYSSEY 10
16. FRONT AND CENTRE 09
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN 09
MIGHTY HIGH 09
NATIONAL PARK 09
RAINBOW BRIDGE 09
SUNSHINE SILK 09
VARDY 09
23. BUNKER HUNT 06
CIRILLO 06
GREEN PLAINS 06
MADE TO CONQUER 06
SECRET POTION 06
TEMPLE GRAFFIN 06
29. ELUSIVE HEART 05
ONE WORLD 05
31. MAJESTIC MOZART 03
SUGAR GIRL 03
33. HELEN’S IDEAL 02
RUN FOX RUN 02
ROY’S RIVIERA 02
ST VLADIMIR 02
37. CLOUDS UNFOLD 01
HUDOO MAGIC 01
INFAMOUS FOX 01
MATADOR MAN 01
NEXUS 01
PERFECT TIGRESS 01
READY STEADY GO 01
SOLDIER ON 01
THE SULTANS BAZAAR 01
WONDERWALL 01
WYNKELDER 01

This weekend, the action moves to Greyville for the historic and prestigious running of the two Gr1’s for the country’s best middle distance three year olds, the Daily News 2000 and the Woolavington for fillies.

The Gr3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup offers the older stayers in the competition a chance to get on the leader board, but all eyes will be on the fascinating KZN debut of HAWWAAM who is likely to start a very short priced favourite in the Daily News 2000.

FRONT AND CENTRE made a very encouraging start to her local season and is the top rated filly in the Woolavington Stakes.

Snaith’s Strathdon

In the Lonsdale, STRATHDON returns to action in preparation for a tilt at the eLan Gold Cup on 26 July. A racemeeting not to be missed!

The winners of this week’s R500 betting vouchers kindly donated by TabGold are:

NARESH GHIRDHARI

PRISH 007 – 3

Congratulations! You will be contacted in due course by the TabGold team.

The next leader board will be released on Monday, 3 June.

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