Listed Hampton Handicap

Goosen’s Doing It!

Trainer Louis Goosen dominated the finish of the R150 000 Listed Hampton Handicap at the Vaal on Saturday, with the slow starting Doing It For Dan powering home late to capitalise on a frenetic pace and beat his star stablemate, Trip Tease

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The Trip Lets Rip

There is little doubt that Trip Tease rates right at the top of the class on the sand 1000m and there aren’t too many horses we could think of that could go with him. Sure, the year younger Precursor ran the Sophomore 1000 in 0,18 secs faster earlier on but Trip Tease carried 2,5kgs more and was never pressed for an effort by Deon Sampson.

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The Goose To Step On Them

“Stevie Wonder could have handicapped that race correctly and my horse ran second and was obviously the line horse. His form tells the story – consistent and always there. But no, in their wisdom they decided on the third placed Salute The Sun as the line horse. So everything in front of him had to be penalised…”

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Assured For Sure

KwaZulu-Natal trainer Kumaran Naidoo celebrated a terrific trifecta in Saturday’s Hampton Handicap (L) on the Vaal sand. 7yo Be Assured had a gutsy win at 33-1 from the 6-1 Cape Winter and Furious Dancer.

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