Top 3yo’s Sandringham Summit and Main Defender are both running on Betway Summer Cup day at Turffontein on Saturday 25 November, but will be contesting separate races and could well be bankers for some players looking to grab a slice of the R2 million carryover Pick 6.
It is now well documented that a fitter Main Defender narrowly lowered Sandringham Summit’s colours in the 1400m Betway Graham Beck Stakes at end October, but despite the fervent public anticipation of a return match, their connections have chosen different immediate paths for the duo.
Hollywoodbets have priced up Main Defender at 16-10 for the Gr 3 New Turf Carriers Merchants which will be run over 1160m.
The son of Pathfork annihilated his class older opposition in the Gr 2 Betway Jo’Burg Spring Challenge over 1450m, but now drops back in trip.
1st R250000, 2nd R80000, 3rd R40000, 4th R20000, 5th R10000
NEW TURF CARRIERS MERCHANTS (Grade 3)
WFA: 3yrs-5kgs 4yrs-0kgs
No Apprentice / Female Sex Allowance
|1||13||Dave The King||63||124||A||Piere Strydom||Mike de Kock|
|2||3||Dyce||59||116||HA||Craig Zackey||Lucky Houdalakis|
|3||2||Gladatorian||58||114||T A||Muzi Yeni||Stuart Ferrie|
|4||12||Mercantour||57.5||113||A||Gavin Lerena||Stuart Pettigrew|
|5||6||Main Defender||56.5||121||A||Kabelo Matsunyane||Tony Peter|
|6||1||Captain Hindsight||56||110||BA||Calvin Habib||Tony Peter|
|7||10||Rollwiththepunches||56||110||A||Raymond Danielson||Roy Magner|
|8||4||Forever Mine||55.5||109||A||Diego De Gouveia||Mike de Kock|
|9||5||Danilo Danilovitch||55||108||T A||Philasande Mxoli||Paul Matchett|
|10||8||Swing Upon A Star||54||106||A||Richard Fourie||Sean Tarry|
|11||9||Ultra Magnus||52||102||A||Athandiwe Mgudlwa||Peter Muscutt|
|12||11||Moonshiningthrough||52||101||Ae||Serino Moodley||J A Janse van Vuuren|
|13||7||Tchaikovsky||52||89||A||Kaidan Brewer||Tyrone Zackey|
He won his debut when still in the care of Tienie Prinsloo over 1100m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville, starting at 40-1 and beating Errol’s Legacy, who had to transfer to the Eastern Cape to shed his maiden.
Hollywoodbets have priced Sandringham Summit (120) up at 5-10 and he will jump from a 9 gate at level weights in the Jonsson Workwear Gr2 Dingaans over his preferred trip of a mile.
David Nieuwenhuizen’s son of Gimmethegreenlight will be a popular banker in the exotics, with his nearest rivals Purple Pitcher (112) and Mike de Kock’s Gimmeanotherchance (108) having a few lengths to find. The De Kock challenger latter is 3kgs worse off on the big day, for a beating of 3,25 lengths when they met in the Graham Beck.
1st R406250, 2nd R130000, 3rd R65000, 4th R32500, 5th R16250
JONSSON WORKWEAR DINGAANS (Grade 2)
For 3 year-olds
No Apprentice / Female Sex Allowance
|1||9||Sandringham Summit||60||121||T A||Gavin Lerena||David Nieuwenhuizen|
|2||6||Purple Pitcher||60||112||A||Kabelo Matsunyane||Robyn Klaasen|
|3||5||Gimmeanotherchance||60||108||A||Craig Zackey||Mike de Kock|
|4||12||Sovereign State||60||106||A||Grant van Niekerk||Frank Robinson|
|5||4||We Are The Logans||60||106||A||Piere Strydom||Tony Peter|
|6||2||Guy Gibson||60||105||A||Raymond Danielson||Roy Magner|
|7||11||Fire ‘N Flames||60||101||A||Denis Schwarz||Kobus Roux|
|8||10||Pure Predator||60||101||BA||S’manga Khumalo||Fanie Bronkhorst|
|9||7||Mexican Pete||60||100||A||Muzi Yeni||Frank Robinson|
|10||1||The Africa House||60||98||T A||Richard Fourie||Sean Tarry|
|11||8||House Of Romanov||60||93||A||Calvin Habib||Tony Peter|
|12||3||Royal Edition||60||89||A||Luyolo Mxothwa||Phillip Labuschagne|
Gavin Lerena, who ran second on the smart colt on debut, has been engaged to ride Sandringham Summit, at the expense of regular man Calvin Habib, who probably got his marching orders after being beaten narrowly beaten in the Graham Beck. That’s an occupational hazard for any jockey, but Lerena is a very capable big race replacement.
A R2 million Pick 6 carryover will be offered on the ten-race programme which gets underway at 11h30. The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 13h20.