Season Ends On A High

4 Gr1's and Gold Cup - final fields

Super Saturday or Gold Cup Day. Call it what you choose but Saturday 27 July promises plenty with Hollywoodbets Greyville the stage for a season finale of serious proportions.

South Africa’s premier test of staying prowess, the Gr3 Gold Cup and four Gr1 features were declared earlier today, and the quality of the fields are testimony to what has been one of the best SA Champions Seasons in recent memory.

Gr1 Cape Guineas winner Soqrat will be ridden by Anton Marcus (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

WORLD SPORTS BETTING CHAMPIONS CUP (Grade 1)
Horses at Weight-For-Age
WFA: 2yrs-10.5kgs 3yrs-1.5kgs
No Apprentice Allowance
1 5 Rainbow Bridge 60 124 A R Fourie Eric Sands
2 6 Undercover Agent 60 120 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
3 3 Buffalo Bill Cody (IRE) 60 114 A G Lerena Mike de Kock
4 4 Infamous Fox (AUS) 60 112 A M Byleveld Candice Dawson
5 2 Matador Man 60 112 BA …………… Sean Tarry
6 7 Eyes Wide Open 60 109 A W Kennedy Glen Kotzen
7 8 Kampala Campari 60 109 A B Fayd’Herbe Andre Nel
8 1 Cirillo 58.5 121 A …………… Sean Tarry
9 9 Soqrat (AUS) 58.5 121 A A Marcus Mike de Kock
10 10 Twist Of Fate 58.5 117 BA N Juglall Joey Ramsden
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(3,9) (5,8)

While the lightly campaigned back-to-back Vodacom Durban July winner Do It Again will not run again this season, his July star jockey Richard Fourie has been engaged to ride Sun Met winner Rainbow Bridge in the R1 million Gr1 Champions Cup.

The Champions Cup also hails the Gr1 debut of highly vaunted Irish-bred 4yo Buffalo Bill Cody who will be ridden by Gavin Lerena – who was aboard July runner-up Rainbow Bridge.

Richard Fourie rode Rainbow Bridge at his first three winning starts – which included the Winter Guineas and Winter Classic. There will be some irony in the full circle move to engage Fourie, as he came under fire for his ride on Do It Again when the Snaith star was beaten by Rainbow Bridge in the Sun Met. But Fourie turned the tables when Do It Again beat the Sands gelding in the July.

The top 3yo’s Soqrat (Anton Marcus) and July third-placer Twist Of Fate (Nooresh Juglall) make up a cracking line-up.

See the Hollywood betting here

eLAN GOLD CUP (Grade 3)
Open
WFA: 3yrs-3.5kgs 4yrs-0.5kgs
No Apprentice Allowance
1 10 Roy Had Enough (AUS) 60 108 A P Strydom Frank Robinson
2 16 Dawn Assault 59.5 106 TBA G Lerena St John Gray
3 18 Made To Conquer 59.5 106 A B Fayd’Herbe Justin Snaith
4 8 Dark Moon Rising 59.5 105 A K de Melo Paul Lafferty
5 5 Doublemint 58.5 104 A A Marcus Justin Snaith
6 6 Strathdon 58 101 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
7 15 Secret Potion 57.5 101 A M Byleveld Geoff Woodruff
8 14 Liege 57.5 100 T A …………… Sean Tarry
9 7 Shenanigans 56.5 97 T A …………… Sean Tarry
10 17 Sunshine Silk 55.5 95 A M V’Rensburg Geoff Woodruff
11 3 Gimme One Night 55.5 93 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
12 2 Dynasty’s Blossom 55 93 T A N Juglall Joey Ramsden
13 13 Flichity By Farr 55 93 A M Yeni Alyson Wright
14 1 Ali Bon Dubai 55 92 T A M Khan Geoff Woodruff
15 11 Wealthy 54 89 TBA S Veale Dennis Drier
16 9 Onesie 52 81 BA G Cheyne Jacques Strydom
17 19 Bondiblu 53.5 88 A Reserve 1 Weiho Marwing
18 4 Pacific Chestnut 54 90 BA Reserve 2 Candice Bass-Robinson
19 12 Just Cruised In 54.5 90 XA Reserve 3 Gavin van Zyl
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(3,5,6) (7,10,14) (8,9)

Roy Had Enough – Striker rides (Pic – Candiese Marnewick)

The Gold Cup sees a typically mixed bunch with recent Track & Ball Derby winner Roy Had Enough the highest rated (108) of the sixteen runners.

MERCURY SPRINT (Grade 1)
Horses at Weight-For-Age
WFA: 2yrs-7.5kgs 3yrs-0.5kgs
No Apprentice Allowance
1 9 Kasimir 60 117 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
2 12 Bold Respect 60 112 T A C Orffer Brett Crawford
3 1 Will Pays 60 111 A B Fayd’Herbe M G Azzie/A A Azzie
4 11 Africa Rising 60 107 A …………… Sean Tarry
5 15 Search Party 60 105 A D Dillon Brett Crawford
6 17 Chimichuri Run 59.5 115 T A …………… Sean Tarry
7 2 Alyaasaat (AUS) 59.5 111 A G Lerena Mike de Kock
8 8 Van Halen 59.5 110 A C Zackey Tobie Spies
9 10 Palace Chapel 59.5 107 T A W Kennedy Paul Peter
10 16 Snowdance 57.5 112 A A Marcus Justin Snaith
11 3 Vision To Kill 57.5 105 T A S Randolph Paul Gadsby
12 7 La Bella Mia 57.5 99 A M V’Rensburg Weiho Marwing
13 6 Celtic Sea 57 115 BA …………… Sean Tarry
14 4 Frosted Gold (NZ) 52.5 0 A …………… Mike de Kock
15 13 Prince Of Kahal 60 103 A Reserve 1 Roy Magner
16 5 Sir Frenchie (AUS) 60 107 A Reserve 2 Yvette Bremner
17 14 Sand And Sea 60 102 AM Reserve 3 Dennis Drier
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,10) (2,5) (4,6,13) (7,14)

The Gr1 Mercury Sprint, Gr1 Premiers Champion Stakes and Gr1 Thekwini Stakes make up the balance of today’s declarations.

Eden Roc – nicely drawn (Pic- Candiese Marnewick)

PREMIERS CHAMPION STAKES (Grade 1)
For 2 year-olds
No Apprentice Allowance
1 6 Double Alliance 60 0 A N Juglall Joey Ramsden
2 2 Eden Roc 60 0 T A …………… Sean Tarry
3 13 Enjoy The View 60 0 A *L J Ferraris Michael Roberts
4 9 Fools Gold 60 0 A G Wright R A Hill/S R Hill
5 16 Got The Greenlight 60 0 A …………… Joe Soma
6 7 Kaydens Pride 60 0 A M Yeni Nathan Kotzen
7 8 Liberty Hall 60 0 A K de Melo Dean Kannemeyer
8 5 Loosen Your Tie 60 0 A C Orffer Tobie Spies
9 10 Master Of Illusion 60 0 BA B Fayd’Herbe Dennis Drier
10 14 Promiseofamaster 60 0 A R Danielson Candice Dawson
11 15 Putontheredlight 60 0 A …………… Sean Tarry
12 11 Rock The Globe 60 0 T A …………… Sean Tarry
13 12 Special Blend 60 0 A S Randolph Duncan Howells
14 17 Wave 60 0 A W Kennedy Gavin van Zyl
15 3 Into The Future 60 0 A Reserve 1 R A Hill/S R Hill
16 4 Padre Pio 60 0 A Reserve 2 Dennis Bosch
17 1 Snow Palace 57.5 0 A Reserve 3 Tobie Spies
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(2,11,12) (4,15) (8,17)
THEKWINI STAKES (Grade 1)
For 2 year-old Fillies
No Apprentice Allowance
1 17 Ardenne 60 0 A S Randolph Michael Miller
2 7 Castellano 60 0 A G Lerena Glen Kotzen
3 14 Cockney Pride 60 0 A C Zackey Tobie Spies
4 2 Gabor 60 0 A W Kennedy Gavin van Zyl
5 4 Gallic Princess 60 0 A D Dillon Tobie Spies
6 3 Jack’s Bird 60 0 A *A Arries Michael Roberts
7 8 Kayla’s Champ 60 0 A R Munger Paul Matchett
8 5 Keep Smiling 60 0 T A …………… Sean Tarry
9 10 Mill Queen 60 0 A R Fourie David Nieuwenhuizen
10 15 Snow Palace 60 0 A M Yeni Tobie Spies
11 6 Swept Off My Feet 60 0 A R Danielson Paul Peter
12 1 True To Life 60 0 A A Marcus J A Janse van Vuuren
13 9 Victoria Paige 60 0 A …………… Sean Tarry
14 13 What You Are 60 0 A C Orffer Tobie Spies
15 16 Dancing Feather 60 0 A Reserve 1 Gavin van Zyl
16 11 Heart Stwings 60 0 A Reserve 2 Paul Peter
17 12 Rainbow Unicorn 60 0 A Reserve 3 Kumaran Naidoo
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(3,5,10,14) (4,15) (8,13) (11,16)

The balance of the card declares on Monday at 11h00

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