Day 3 Of The Championships – Quality Fields

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High quality fields were declared on Tuesday for Day 3 of 4Racing’s The Championships, which will be held at Turffontein on Saturday 1 April.

Anfields Rocket wins the WSB SA Classic (Pic – JC Photos)

While there is no Triple Crown or Triple Tiara on the line in 2023, both sexes’ first two legs winners of the respective series will line up on Saturday, albeit that the WSB Gr1 SA Classic winner Anfields Rocket will take his chances against his elders in the HF Oppenheimer Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes,  where he takes on some hardknockers,

R1 000 000 1600m 14:40 Ref-708
1st R625000, 2nd R200000, 3rd R100000, 4th R50000, 5th R25000
Weight for Age
WFA: 2yrs-12.5kgs 3yrs-2.5kgs 4yrs-0kgs
No Apprentice / Female Sex Allowance
1 1 Bingwa 60 123 BA Gavin Lerena J A Janse van Vuuren
2 7 Puerto Manzano (ARG) 60 123 BA Keagan de Melo J A Janse van Vuuren
3 8 Golden Ducat 60 120 BA Richard Fourie Mike de Kock
4 6 Mk’s Pride 60 120 BA Ryan Munger Robbie Sage
5 9 Trip Of Fortune 60 119 TBA Aldo Domeyer Candice Bass-Robinson
6 10 Red Saxon 60 116 BA S’manga Khumalo Joe Soma
7 2 Anfields Rocket 57.5 118 A Raymond Danielson Grant Maroun
8 3 Thunderstruck 57.5 115 TBA Craig Zackey Sean Tarry
9 5 Under Your Spell 57.5 114 THA Luyolo Mxothwa Sean Tarry
10 11 Melech 57.5 97 A Muzi Yeni Roy Magner
11 4 Gimme A Shot 55 112 A Juan Paul v’d Merwe M G Azzie/A A Azzie
Same Trainer
(1,2) (8,9)

Eye Of The Prophets wins Gauteng Guineas (Pic – JC Photos)

R1 500 000 2450m 15:15 Ref-709
1st R937500, 2nd R300000, 3rd R150000, 4th R75000, 5th R37500
3 year olds (3rd Leg SA Triple Crown)No Apprentice / Female Sex Allowance

1 9 Billy Bowlegs 60 114 A Gavin Lerena Alec Laird
2 8 Eye Of The Prophet 60 113 BA #Rachel Venniker Paul Matchett
3 2 Rule By Force 60 108 T A Piere Strydom Joe Soma
4 5 Electric Gold 60 106 A Muzi Yeni Sean Tarry
5 10 Good Council 60 105 A Ryan Munger Ashley Fortune
6 4 Paris Pike 60 86 A Marco V’Rensburg Robbie Hill
7 6 Top Sail 60 86 A *Philasande Mxoli Paul Matchett
8 7 African Torrent 60 85 A S’manga Khumalo M G Azzie/A A Azzie
9 1 Future Pearl 60 81 TBA Richard Fourie Sean Tarry
10 11 Son Of Raj 60 81 BA Keagan de Melo Weiho Marwing
11 3 River Romeo 60 78 A Randall Simons Paul Matchett
Same Trainer
(2,7,11) (4,9)

Bless My Stars wins the SA Fillies Classic (Pic – JC Photos)

R750 000 2450m 15:50 Ref-710
1st R468750, 2nd R150000, 3rd R75000, 4th R37500, 5th R18750
For 3 year-old Fillies (3rd Leg of SA Triple Tiara)No Apprentice / Female Sex Allowance

1 10 Bless My Stars 60 109 A S’manga Khumalo Sean Tarry
2 2 Lady Of Power 60 109 T A Piere Strydom M G Azzie/A A Azzie
3 1 Reny 60 106 A Kabelo Matsunyane Brett Crawford
4 11 Emirate Gina 60 105 A Raymond Danielson Roy Magner
5 7 None Other 60 104 A Richard Fourie Lucky Houdalakis
6 6 Silver Hills 60 100 A Gavin Lerena Sean Tarry
7 9 Littlemarysunshine 60 93 BA Juan Paul v’d Merwe Mike de Kock
8 3 Raratonga Rose 60 90 A Keagan de Melo Lucky Houdalakis
9 4 Ipso Facto 60 89 A Ryan Munger Ashley Fortune
10 8 Namaqua Blossom 60 85 A Craig Zackey Lucky Houdalakis
11 5 Light Of Day 60 80 BA #Rachel Venniker Paul Matchett
Same Trainer
(1,6) (5,8,10

Day four of The Championships is Ladies Day at Turffontein on April 15 and is headlined by the Gr1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes for fillies and mares over 1600m, sponsored by and held in honour of long-time partner and supporter, Princess Charlene of Monaco.

The Championships concludes with the high-octane Champions Day on April 29, a major highlight on the South African horseracing calendar packed with top quality races.

Champions Day races include the Gr1 Premier’s Champions Challenge over 2000m, the Gr1 Jonsson Workwear Computaform Sprint, regarded as the quickest 1000m event in the country, and a host of Graded races for Juveniles, as well as for fillies and mares.

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