MR Appeal Pierre Jourdan partially successful

An Appeal was lodged by Trainer Gary Alexander against the increase in the rating of PIERRE JOURDAN from MR 112 to MR 118 subsequent to the Charity Mile run at Turffontein on 5 November 2011.

An Appeal Panel consisting of Messrs G Hawkins, M Lips, and M Wanklin heard the appeal by teleconference on 14 November 2011.

The Appeal Panel found difficulty in selecting an ideal line horse and did not disagree with the use of TWO TONE but were of the opinion that TWO TONE running to his previous rating achieved of 104 in a Pinnacle Plate over 1400 metres at Turffontein on 18 October 2011, was a more realistic level for assessing this race.

On this basis of reassessing the race rating, the Panel were of the view that PIERRE JOURDAN ran to a rating of 116, ENGAGEMENT to a rating of 100 and that effectively the level of the race should be reduced by two rating points.

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