Statement by the Handicapping Panel of The National Horseracing Authority on their review on the rating of the Premier’s Champion Challenge (Grade 1):
Browsing: Champions Day
Draw a line through the run. That’s what champion trainer Sean Tarry said on Monday morning after Equus Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle turned in the most disappointing showing of his career in Saturday’s Grade 1 R4-million Champions Challenge over 2000m at Turffontein.
Computaform tipster Rod Bechus was one of the few pundits to hit a bit of form on Champions Day at Turffontein.
LET IT RAIN lead-in
Mike Moon: Ashley Fortune had her first winner as a trainer when Let It Rain landed a remarkable front-running gamble in the Gold Bowl on Champions Day at Turffontein on Saturday.
CORAL FEVER wins Challenge
Mike Moon: Coral Fever, the “almost” horse of feature races in South Africa, finally cracked a big one in the R4-million Premier’s Champions Challenge at Turffontein on Saturday.
ATTENBOROUGH wins Computaform Sprint
Mike Moon: Attenborough, trainer Joey Ramsden’s raider from Cape Town, blazed his way to a surprise victory in the Grade 1 Computaform Sprint at Turffontein on Saturday – delivering another blow to punters punch-drunk from a day of upsets.