Top 3yo’s Won’t Clash For Now

R2 million Pick carryover

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.

Sandringham Summit and Main Defender – no clash for now (Pic – JC Photos)

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.

R400 000 1160m 13:20 Ref-315
1st R250000, 2nd R80000, 3rd R40000, 4th R20000, 5th R10000
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
Same Trainer
(1,8) (5,6)

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.

R650 000 1600m 14:30 Ref-317
1st R406250, 2nd R130000, 3rd R65000, 4th R32500, 5th R16250
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
Same Trainer
(4,9) (5,11)

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.

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