Sand Big Gun For Charity

Mile contest set for a cracker with a variey of stars lining up

Triple Crown champion Louis The King will be ridden by Piere Strydom

Triple Crown champion Louis The King will be ridden by Piere Strydom

The final field for the R600,000 Peermont Emperors Palace Gr2 Charity Mile to be run at Turffontein on 1 November was announced on Wednesday at a function at Emperors Palace.

Geoff Woodruff holds an ace hand with five runners that includes last season’s  Triple Crown hero Louis The King.

Log-topping multiple champion jockey Piere  Strydom is an interesting booking for the ride on the son of Black Minnaloushe who has a big chance of getting back to winning ways on his home turf.

But he has drawn badly at 17, which will not be a major positive.

Emerald champ Tommy Gun steps from sand to turf

Emerald champ Tommy Gun steps from sand to turf

Trainer Corne Spies is enjoying a huge season and he throws punters a curved ball with Gr2 Emerald Cup winner Tommy Gun in the mix. The son of Sail From Seattle will have the experts debating as he goes a mile for the first time in his career.

Cape trainer Mike Bass has had a terrific start to his Highveld campaign and he pushes the envelope with the former Garth Puller-trained Midnight Run, a consistent 1200m specialist, who steps up to a mile, but has drawn very poorly.

Robbie Sage will be hoping that his regular jockey Gunter Wrogemann will bounce back in time from his recent injury to partner the fast progressing Judpot gelding Sovereign Mint, who makes his big league debut off 54,5kgs with a  handy 4 draw.

The field:

Sc# Horse               Mass   MR       Draw   B  A  T  Jockey                    Trainer

1  TELLINA             60.0  110 (110)    7      A     B Fayd’Herbe              Geoff Woodruff

2  LOUIS THE KING      59.5  109 (109)   17      A     P Strydom                 Geoff Woodruff

3  NO WORRIES          59.5  109 (109)   19   B  A     K de Melo                 Gavin van Zyl

4  TOMMY GUN           58.0  106 (106)   13      A     S Chambers                Corne Spies

5  KILLUA CASTLE       57.5  105 (105)    3      A     A Aucharuz                Geoff Woodruff

6  MIDNIGHT RUN        57.5  105 (105)   16   C  A     A Delpech                 Mike Bass

7  RAKE’S CHESTNUT     57.5  105 (105)   10      A     A Marcus                  Geoff Woodruff

8  BEZANOVA            57.0  104 (104)   12      A     W Marwing                 Alec Laird

9  JET JAMBOREE        57.0  104 (104)    9      A     G Lerena                  Dominic Zaki

10  LOCKHEED JETSTAR    56.5  103 (103)    2      A  T  D David                   Geoff Woodruff

11  AS YOU LIKE         55.0  100 (100)   18      A     M Mienie                  Alec Laird

12  TIGER’S RETREAT     55.0  100 (100)   14      A     K Shea                    Sean Tarry

13  BROOKS-CLUB         54.5   99 ( 99)   15   B  A  T  R Danielson               Mike Azzie

14  GLORIOUS JET        54.5   99 ( 99)    8   B  A  T  I Sturgeon                St John Gray

15  SOVEREIGN MINT      54.5   99 ( 99)    4      A     G Wrogemann               Robbie Sage

16  BOUCLETTE TOP       54.0   98 ( 98)   11      A  T  S Khumalo                 Alec Laird

Reserve Runners

17  WINTER STAR         54.0   98 ( 98)    5      A  T  Reserve 1                 Johan Janse van Vuuren

18  THE HANGMAN         53.5   97 ( 97)    6      A     Reserve 2                 Sean Tarry

19  SANTA CAROLINA      53.0   96 ( 96)    1   B  A     Reserve 3                 Mike de Kock

 Couplings: (1,2,5,7,10) (8,11,16) (12,18

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