Some Enchanted Evening!

Seven feature races on evening of sizzling racing

The SA Champions Season starts with fireworks at Greyville on 3 May when a host of South Africa’s top horses, including Sun Met winner Rainbow Bridge and dual Gr1 star 3yo Soqrat, will step out on a treble feature billing, bolstered by a further four features rescheduled from Sunday.

Gr1 Sun Met winner Rainbow Bridge (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Anton Marcus takes the reins on the Eric Sands trained Rainbow Bridge as the son of Ideal World commences his bid for Vodacom Durban July glory in the R500 000 Gr2 Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes which, together with the R600 000, Gr2 KRA Guineas and the R500 000 Gr2 KRA Fillies Guineas, raise the curtain on the three-month festival of racing.

Ten horses will line up in the Drill Hall Stakes with Dennis Drier’s Dynasty filly Lady In Black an interesting inclusion.

Hollywood are betting on the Drill Hall Stakes – click here


1 9 Rainbow Bridge 60 124 A A Marcus Eric Sands
2 2 Undercover Agent 60 120 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
3 6 Will Pays 60 112 A C Zackey M G Azzie/A A Azzie
4 8 Zouaves 58.5 109 A M V’Rensburg Geoff Woodruff
5 4 Sniper Shot 58.5 106 A K de Melo Paul Lafferty
6 10 Matador Man 57 111 BA …………… Sean Tarry
7 7 Sand And Sea 57 105 A S Randolph Dennis Drier
8 5 Infamous Fox (AUS) 57 103 BA M Byleveld Candice Dawson
9 3 Cirillo 55 114 A L Hewitson Sean Tarry
10 1 Lady In Black 54.5 117 A S Veale Dennis Drier
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(6,9) (7,10)

Port Elizabeth giantkiller National Park takes on the mighty Soqrat in the KRA Guineas where Joey Ramsden’s trophy hungry Twist Of Fate has pulled a key pole position draw.

Gr1 Cape Guineas winner Soqrat (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

The surprise SA Derby winner Samurai Warrior rounds off a nationally representative bunch of 3yo males.

K R A GUINEAS (Grade 2)
1 13 Soqrat (AUS) 60 124 A R Simons Mike de Kock
2 9 National Park 60 117 A L Hewitson Yvette Bremner
3 1 Twist Of Fate 60 115 A A Marcus Joey Ramsden
4 11 Alyaasaat (AUS) 60 105 A B Fayd’Herbe Mike de Kock
5 7 Samurai Warrior 60 105 BA M Yeni Weiho Marwing
6 8 Charles 60 104 BA C Orffer Brett Crawford
7 3 Bunker Hunt 60 100 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
8 6 Chijmes 60 97 A *D Schwarz Gary Alexander
9 2 Thanksgiving 60 97 A C Zackey Duncan Howells
10 5 Tristful 60 94 A S Veale Tony Rivalland
11 4 Approach Control 60 92 A D De Gouveia Candice Dawson
12 10 Solid Gold 60 90 A G Wright Michael Roberts
13 12 Triple Fate Line 60 87 A B Lerena R A Hill/S R Hill
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote

The Greyville draw gods were not as kind to Ramsden’s Cape colleague Brett Crawford who sees his two KRA Fillies Guineas runners Front And Centre and Princess Irene drawing 15 and 14 in the fifteen strong fairer sex classic field.

Hollywood are betting on the KRA Guineas  – click here

1 15 Front And Centre 60 112 A A Marcus Brett Crawford
2 6 Temple Grafin 60 107 A G Cheyne Glen Kotzen
3 8 Celtic Sea 60 106 BA L Hewitson Sean Tarry
4 2 Nafaayes (AUS) 60 106 A W Kennedy Mike de Kock
5 13 Silvano’s Pride 60 106 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
6 9 Running Brave 60 104 A D L Habib Paul Matchett
7 12 Santa Clara 60 103 A B Fayd’Herbe Candice Bass-Robinson
8 14 Princess Irene 60 95 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
9 11 Arianos Shadow 60 93 A S Moodley Frank Robinson
10 10 Generous Lady 60 93 A K de Melo Paul Lafferty
11 4 Railtrip 60 91 TBA C Zackey Chesney van Zyl
12 3 Petra 60 83 A B Lerena R A Hill/S R Hill
13 5 Waiting For Change 60 78 T A S Veale R A Hill/S R Hill
14 7 Moon In June 60 77 A G Wright R A Hill/S R Hill
15 1 Mazari 60 76 BA Reserve 1 Tobie Spies
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,8) (12,13,14)

Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Front And Centre (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Cape Fillies Guineas winner Front And Centre looks a real powerhouse and the tactical battle she faces at a strange venue under the lights for the first time, against a host of top gallopers, should prove edge-of-the-seat racing action.

Hollywood are betting on the KRA Fillies Guineas – click here

Just a reminder that the Charity Turf Challenge gets under way on the same evening.

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