Make It Snappy Goes To A 115

Trip Of Fortune unchanged on a 119

Make It Snappy has had her merit rating raised from 100 to 115 after her success in the Gr1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas at  Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday 3 December.

The Handicappers took the view that 2nd placed Ciao Bella made for the ideal line horse after again beating all of those that finished behind her when she won a Grade 2 event three weeks earlier, which leaves her unchanged on a mark of 110.

Make It Snappy charges clear to win the WSB Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

There were increases also for 3rd placed Hold My Hand and 4th finisher Golden Hostess, who are both up to 108 from 102 and 106, respectively.  Happy Chance goes up from 93 to 106.

There were no ratings drops for any runners in this event.

Gr2 Southern Cross Stakes 

Princess Calla remains unchanged on a mark of 121 after landing the Southern Cross Stakes for fillies and mares over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday. 

Here it was 4th placed Santa Maria that was deemed to make for the best line horse, which leaves her unchanged on a rating of 106. In assessing the race this way Princess Calla only runs to a rating of 112, hence her unchanged mark.

There were increases also for runner-up Iphiko and 3rd placed Stiptelik, who both go up to 107 from 96 and 92, respectively.  Furthermore, Bella Chela goes up from 105 to 106, and lastly Going Up was raised from 98 to 100.

The only drop was for Gimme Dat, who is down from 109 to 107.

Trip Of Fortune – upset at 16 to 1 (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

 Gr2 WSB Green Point Stakes 

Trip Of Fortune remains unaltered on a rating of 119 after he captured the Grade 2 WSB Green Point Stake over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday.  It was Trip Of Fortune himself who was considered to make for the best line horse, hence his unchanged rating.

The only ratings increase was for runner-up Universal, who was raised from 114 to 116, but there were drops for three horses.

4th placed Golden Ducat down from 128 to 125, Rascallion is down to 122 from 124, and last Pomp Abd Power drops from 118 to 116.

Gr3 Drakenstein Stud Cape Summer Stayers Handicap 

Navy Strength has had his rating raised from 91 to 99 after he won the Grade 3 Drakenstein Stud Cape Summer Stayers Handicap over 2500m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday.

It was runner-up Master Redoute who was used as the line horse here, leaving him unchanged on a mark of 99.  A large part for the increase for the winner lies in the fact that Navy Strenth was 6 pounds or 3 kgs under sufferance at the weights.  Add to this the minimum 2 pound or 1 kg upward adjustment that any handicap winner must receive and Navy Strength had to be raised no less than the eight pounds by which his rating was raised.

3rd placed Arctic Drift, who was 3 pounds or 1.5 kgs under sufferance at the weights, goes up from 91 to 93, having finished one pound behind the line horse.  The only other increase was for 4th placed Thefutureisdright, who goes up to 95 from 93.

There were drops for three horses. Crome Yellow is down from 109 to 106, Rex Union  was trimmed from 105 to 104, and last Follow The Star drops from 97 to 95.

  • Media release by National Horseracing Authority on Tuesday 6 December 2022


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