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Other News Handicappers Derby assessment

VICTORIOUS SAMURAI WARRIOR

After a thorough assessment and discussion between the NHA Handicappers, SAMURAI WARRIOR was given a merit rating of 105 following his front running victory under a masterful ride from Jockey Piere Strydom in the SA Derby (Grade 1) at Turffontein on Saturday 30 March 2019 over 2450m.

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Other News Small trainers grab a slice

ROMEO FRANCIS, PALACE OF DREAMS

Jack Milner: While Mike de Kock and Sean Tarry came away with wins in the Grade 1 Horse Chestnut Stakes and the Grade 2 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks, it was good to see some of the smaller stables pick up victories in the Grade 3 races.

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Other News More on Hawwaam drama

HAWWAAM

Jack Milner: The scratching of Hawwaam from the R2-million SA Derby was a double blow for racegoers. Obviously, with Zillzaal, the TAB favourite running second, the remaining 915 Pick 6 tickets on the 1-10 favourite landed up in the dustbin, along with a number of Jackpot tickets.

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Other News SA Derby: Hawwaam drama

SAMURAI WARRIOR & PIERE STRYDOM

Mike Moon: Red-hot favourite Hawwaam was scratched from the Grade 1 SA Derby after bolting from the parade ring and running loose to the starting stalls.

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