Sophomore Challenge – A Fitting Climax

Pick 6 pool estimated ar R1,5 milliion

The Gr3 East Cape Derby run over 2400m today is the third and final leg of the R900 000 Eastern Cape Sophomore Challenge.

East Cape Derby winner St Tropez

East Cape Derby winner St Tropez

Derby Day is one of the major racemeetings of the year in Port Elizabeth.

Last year’s Eastern Cape Sophomore Challenge had a fairytale start when Charles Lytton, the son of a teaser stallion, won the first leg, the Listed Ibhayi Stakes over 1400m.

He later failed narrowly to win the second leg, the Listed East Cape Guineas.

The bonus of R250 000 that was payable to the owner of the horse that could win all three legs of the Challenge will not be payable in 2016.

The 2016 Eastern Cape Sophomore Challenge has been run as follows:

Leg 1: The R150 000 Listed Ibhayi Stakes run over 1400m Friday, 4 March was won by Dorrie Sham’s Memphis Mafia.

Leg 2: The R150 000 Listed East Cape Guineas run over 1600m on Friday, 1 April was won by Cape visitor, Justin Snaith’s Brilliant Crimson.

Take note that bumper fields today add to the attraction of the PICK 6 MEGAPOOL – Net Carryover: R300,000. Race 4 @ 14h00. Estimate Pool: R1,500,000.

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