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No Surprises In The Debutante!

Keagan de Melo's early double

Winning Form-sponsored Keagan de Melo registered an early double on the season feature finale day at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday when the Gauteng raider Gobsmacked proved a popular winner of the R200 000 Prosport International Gr2 The Debutante.

Trained by Johan Janse van Vuuren, the daughter of Querari led for much of the 1200m trip and proved too strong as she fended off challengers to win by 0,40 lengths in a time 71,14 secs.

Gobsmacked (Keagan de Melo) holds off a powerful late challenge by Gimmeashout (S’Manga Khumalo) after leading all the way

The 18-10 showed a touch of class to hold off the fast-finishing Gimme A Shot (14-1)  with Antigua Night (7-1) a further 0,80 lengths back in third.

Jockey Keagan de Melo expressed the opinion that Gobsmacked would prefer in time and she certainly looks worth following.

Raced in a partnership of Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs T J Wernars, the winner was bred by Maine Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd and is a daughter of  Oasis Dream sire Querari (GER) out of the Shamardal mare Bold Nimph (AUS), an unraced half sister to 2yo stakes winner Sky Link and to the stakes placed Bluroute

Unbeaten in three starts, the winner has now earned a gross R225 000.

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1 comment on “No Surprises In The Debutante!

  1. Editor says:

    The Stipes reported:
    RACE 2 Ref : 936 PROSPORT INTERNATIONAL DEBUTANTE (Grade 2) presented by GAGASI FM : R200 000 :
    About 1200m

    Starter : T Miya Loading Time : 1:45sec No. of Runners : 12

    Carded Time: 13:00:00
    Rescheduled Time: –
    Off Time: 13:01:16
    Provisional Result: 13:04:14
    All Clear: 13:09:27

    a) GOBSMACKED (K de Melo) was stubborn to load. Trainer J J van Vuuren was advised to re-school this filly.

    a) GIMME A SHOT (S Khumalo) was switched out to continue its run approaching the 100m.
    b) Leaving the 100m, MIGHTY GODDESS (N Qaule) was inconvenienced and thereafter clipped the heels of GOLDEN HOSTESS (A Domeyer) which shifted out away from the crop.
    Jockey A Domeyer signed an admission of guilt for a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of GOLDEN HOSTESS, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to the horse MIGHTY GODDESS (N Qaule) at the 100m. Accordingly, a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 7 days was imposed. (Suspension dates to be advised)
    c) In view of the performance of TAYOOBA (R Danielson) (9.45 lengths, 33/1 in the betting) the Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine.
    d) GOBSMACKED (K de Melo), the winner, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer J J van Vuuren advised (SM).
    e) GIMME A SHOT (S Khumalo), placed second, was selected for the taking of specimens for analysis. Trainer M Azzie advised (SM).
    a) Nil.

    a) Nil.

    a) TAYOOBA : Not striding out right hind.
    b) GOLDEN HOSTESS : Cut into left front fetlock.


    a) None

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer Distance Betting
    1st 6 GOBSMACKED K de Melo J J van Vuuren —- 1/1
    2nd 5 GIMME A SHOT S Khumalo M/A Azzie 0.40 0.40 14/1
    3rd 2 ANTIGUA NIGHT R Fourie S G Tarry 0.80 1.20 15/2
    4th 8 GOLDEN HOSTESS A Domeyer C Bass-Robinson 0.30 1.50 16/1
    5th 11 MIGHTY GODDESS N Qaule B B Ruiters 2.10 3.60 100/1
    Time of Race : 71.14s
    Tote Favourite:
    Distance : – Betting : 1/1

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