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Santa Therese Looks Top Of The Paddock

First race at Fairview is off at 11h40

Eight races are carded at Fairview Racecourse this afternoon.

There are two feature races on the day including the Listed East Cape Paddock Stakes and the Listed Memorial Mile.

It is an early start to the day with the first due off at 11h40.

Santa Therese will be ridden by jockey S’manga Khumalo in the Listed East Cape Paddock Stakes (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Trainer Alan Greeff saddles Santa Therese in the Listed East Cape Paddock Stakes. She was doing her best work late when third over this course and distance last time.

She had to overcome the widest draw that day and jumps from pole position this afternoon. S’manga Khumalo and Alan Greeff have got their season off to a strong start and the daughter of Flower Alley should take a power of beating.

Sanctity from the Zietsman Oosthuizen yard may be the horse to close off the meeting. He ran a decent race when fourth over 1200m on this course last time. He won a good race in his penultimate start over this course and distance. He shows good speed in his races and will be at peak fitness. Kyle Strydom takes the ride and the combination can close off the meeting.

  • The Bipot starts in the first race at 11h40
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the second race at 12h10
  • The Pick 6 starts in the third race at 12h40
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fourth race at 13h10
  • The second Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 13h50
General Information as at 05 August 09:09
Weather Overcast 20 degrees, 16 km/h South South Westerly Cross Wind.
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 1,5mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Penetrometer Reading 22
Track Condition Good
False Rail 4m of zero to the 1200m, increasing to 7m at the 800m Mark with a 8m spur.

Please note:

  • Jockey JP van der Merwe will not be riding today
  • K Brewer no longer claims an allowance


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2 comments on “Santa Therese Looks Top Of The Paddock

  1. Michael Jacobs says:

    There are over 30 equipment changes for Fairview today??? Surely these changes should be finalized before the racecard is published?! Punters now have to note and write all these changes down, which is a major inconvenience! Do the trainers get sanctioned for these late changes? They should be!

    1. Editor says:

      Hi Mike
      A quick count shows that 9 of the 25 odd changes were made today.
      It seems to be the NRB system technology that has not evolved with the equipment changes – look at how many of the changes are recorded on the date of declaration.
      So ‘Alumites front unshod rear’, for example, can only be recorded via a manual declaration.
      We have asked the NRB previously – between them and the NHA it’s a matter that needs immediate attention.

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