Feature Ratings Update

Hoedspruit remains unchanged

The Cape Winter Series second legs were run at Kenilworth on Saturday. This is how the handicappers saw it.

  • Gr3 World Sports Betting Legal Eagle Stakes

Hoedspruit remains unchanged on a rating of 108 after he captured the Gr3 World Sports Betting Legal Eagle Stakes for three-year-olds over 1800m on the winter course at Kenilworth on Saturday 22 May.

The Handicappers were of the view that Warrior, who was beaten around two lengths into 5th place while conceding weight to all seven of his rivals, would in all likelihood not have run below his rating and accordingly used him as the line horse, which leaves him unchanged on a mark of 102.

Hoedspruit was easily the best weighted horse in the field, and in assessing the race this way he only runs to a mark of 104, hence his unaltered rating.  2nd placed Crimson King goes up from 100 to 103, 3rd finisher Somerset Maugham was raised from 86 to 102, and 4th placed So Flawless goes up from 93 to 95.

The only ratings drop was for Dubai Lights, who is down from 91 to 89.

Hoedspruit’s rating remains unchanged after winning the Gr3 WSB Legal Eagle Stakes (Pic- Chase Liebenberg)

  • Listed World Sports Betting Stormsvlei Stakes

Marina has had her rating raised from 100 to 106 following her success in the Listed World Sports Betting Stormsvlei Stakes for three-year-old fillies over 1800m at Kenilworth on Saturday.

In assessing the race, the Handicappers were of the view that runner-up Rain In Newmarket and 4th placed Pink Tourmaline both made for ideal line horses, and as both fillies run to their mark they remain unchanged on ratings of 99 and 95, respectively.

The winner aside, there were no other ratings increases, and there were no ratings drop for any runners in this event.

  • Media release by NHRA on Wednesday 24 May 2021

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