Derby Day Entries Are In

Declarations on Tuesday 28 March

Entries were received on Monday morning for the WSB SA Derby day features to be run at Turffontein on 1 April.

The features include the prestigious Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes, with entries from the Candice Bass-Robinson and Brett Crawford yards.

The WSB SA Derby is set for a fascinating renewal with a number of recent winners, including Son Of Raj and Good Council, throwing their names into the hat.

Eye Of The Prophet storms home in the WSB Gauteng Guineas (Pic – JC Photos)

WSB Gauteng Guineas winner Eye Of The Prophet, who ran fourth in the SA Classic when his rider was sanctioned, is also amongst the 14 entries.

Summerveld-based Robbie Hill is the only likely visitor, and has entered recent Hollywoodbets Greyville winner Paris Pike, a son of exciting Maine Chance stallion Erupt.

 R1 500 000 2450m (Turf)
WSB SA DERBY (Grade 1)
9 African Torrent M G Azzie/A A Azzie 85
11 Billy Bowlegs Alec Laird 114
6 East Coast Mike de Kock 112
7 Electric Gold Sean Tarry 106
10 Eye Of The Prophet Paul Matchett 113
1 Future Pearl Sean Tarry 81
12 Good Council Ashley Fortune 105
13 Greenbackcurrency Weiho Marwing 81
2 Jet Dynasty Sean Tarry 79
5 Paris Pike Robbie Hill 86
4 River Romeo Paul Matchett 78
3 Rule By Force Joe Soma 108
14 Son Of Raj Weiho Marwing 81
8 Top Sail Paul Matchett 86
Grant Maroun’s eyecatching recent WSB SA Classic winner Anfields Rocket has finally pulled a decent gate as he is one of 14 entries for the HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes.
Candice Bass-Robinson and Brett Crawford are the only two away yards, with an entry apiece.
R1 000 000 1600m (Turf)
HF Oppenheimer HORSE CHESTNUT STAKES (Grade 1)
2 Anfields Rocket Grant Maroun 118
1 Bingwa J A Janse van Vuuren 123
0 Gimme A Shot M G Azzie/A A Azzie 112
9 Golden Ducat Mike de Kock 120
5 Irish Tractor Brett Crawford 102
7 Mk’s Pride Robbie Sage 120
8 Puerto Manzano (ARG) J A Janse van Vuuren 123
12 Red Saxon Joe Soma 116
13 Sparkling Water Mike de Kock 122
4 Thunderstruck Sean Tarry 115
10 Trip Of Fortune Candice Bass-Robinson 119
6 Under Your Spell Sean Tarry 114
3 Vanderbilt Tony Peter 101
11 William Robertson Corne Spies 125
Sean Tarry’s eyecatching Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic winner Bless My Stars is joint top-rated with Gauteng Fillies Guineas winner Lady Of Power in the thirteen-strong Gr2 SA Oaks entry.
Runner-up in the first two legs of the SA Triple Tiara, Feather Boa is a notable absentee, her connections no doubt believing she won’t go the trip.
R750 000 2450m (Turf)
Wilgerbosdrift Bridget Oppenher SA OAKS (Grade 2)
12 Bless My Stars Sean Tarry 109
13 Emirate Gina Roy Magner 105
6 High Roller Clinton Binda 85
4 Ipso Facto Ashley Fortune 89
2 Lady Of Power M G Azzie/A A Azzie 109
5 Light Of Day Paul Matchett 80
11 Littlemarysunshine Mike de Kock 93
10 Namaqua Blossom Lucky Houdalakis 85
8 None Other Lucky Houdalakis 104
3 Raratonga Rose Lucky Houdalakis 90
9 Red Maple Sean Tarry 80
1 Reny Brett Crawford 106
7 Silver Hills Sean Tarry 100
  • Supplementary entries close at 09h00 on Monday 27 March.
  • Declarations are due by 11h00 on Tuesday 28 March.

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