Big entries for sprint day

Big entries for sprint day


A massive entry of 106 sprinting thoroughbreds have been entered for the country’s biggest meeting for speed horses which features four Grade 1 events, all over 1200m.

It will all happen at the Tsogo Sun Sprint race meeting at Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, 26 May where R3.25-million in stakes will be up for grabs for the four races that form the official Jackpot at the meeting.

Headed by the R1-million Tsogo Sun Sprint, the programme includes the R750,000 South African Fillies Sprint for fillies and mares at weight-for-age and the two R750,000 juvenile events at level weights, the Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion which is open to all two-year-olds and the Allan Robertson Championship which is restricted to the young fillies.

In the Tsogo Sun Sprint three fillies are among 33 entries where the Joey Ramsden-trained Western Winter gelding Attenborough will likely top the early betting after his impressive victory in the Computaform Sprint where he came on late under Richard Fourie to win by a length at an easy-to-back price of 16-1.

The runner up in that race, Pinnacle Peak from the Dorrie Sham stable and Attenborough’s stable mate Speedpoint that finished third are also among the entries along with In Full Flight Handicap winner Bold Respect, the unlucky and often slow away Trip To Heaven, and others such as Sir Frenchie, Naafer, Sunset Eyes, Myfunnyvalentine, Always In Charge, Black Cat Back and Bishops Bounty.

Myfunnyvalentine has also been entered for the SA Fillies Sprint along with Sommerlied, Live Life who finished third in the Grade 1 Cape Flying Championship as well as Neptune’s Rain and Made In Hollywood that filled the first two places in the Strelitzia Stakes. Green Plains won the Camelot beating Myfunnyvalentine and Magical Wonderland is one of the many three-year-olds in the entries who won the Sceptre Stakes at Kenilworth in January.

Trainer Dennis Drier, who has an outstanding record in the Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion, has nominated three horses for the juvenile race – Immortelle, Crown And Country and Goliath Heron – in a bid to continue his domination of the race but faces some top-performing juveniles like SA Nursery winner William The Silent and runners-up Cirillo and Chimichuri Run. Cue The Music, Van Halen and Traces, first three past the post in the Godolphin Barb, are also among the entries.

The Allan Robertson Championship is not to be outdone in terms of a quality entry with the 22 fillies including the SA Fillies Nursery winner Ronnie’s Candy and runner-up Ghaalla along with top Strelitzia Stakes performers Inverroche, Canukeepitsecret, Petra and Star Flyer.

The Tsogo Sun Sprint meeting is the biggest held in the KwaZulu-Natal capital.
Supplementary entries close at 11am on Friday and the final field will be announced on Monday. – Gold Circle

Entries for the R1-million Tsogo Sun Sprint (Grade 1) over 1200m at Scottsville on Saturday 26 May.
33 BISHOP’S BOUNTY (S J Snaith) 60.0;
3 LONDON CALL (M Dixon) 60.0;
8 LIVE LIFE (C Bass-Robinson) 59.0;
32 ATTENBOROUGH (J Ramsden) 58.5;
15 TRIP TO HEAVEN (S G Tarry) 58.5;
9 ALWAYS IN CHARGE (V H Marshall) 56.0;
5 OUR MATE ART (C Bass-Robinson) 56.0;
28 PINNACLE PEAK (D Sham) 56.0;
16 BOLD RESPECT (B Crawford) 55.5;
19 CAPTAIN’S CAUSEWAY (S G Tarry) 55.5;
11 AMAZING STRIKE (A G Laird) 55.0;
10 GREEN PEPPER (J J van Vuuren) 55.0;
25 NAAFER (M F de Kock) 55.0;
30 ROCKY VALLEY (C Dawson) 55.0;
27 ROMI’S BOY (A G Laird) 54.5;
31 SPEEDPOINT (J Ramsden) 54.5;
1 PURE BLONDE (A G Laird) 53.5;
7 BLACK CAT BACK (B Crawford) 53.0;
6 SIR FRENCHIE (S J Snaith) 53.0;
12 DOOSRA (J J van Vuuren) 52.5;
2 KASIMIR (S J Snaith) 52.5;
20 SUNSET EYES (B Crawford) 52.5;
18 GRADUATION DAY (J A Soma) 52.0;
14 TANDAVA (G Terzi) 52.0;
13 FINCHATTON (G Terzi) 51.5;
4 WONDERWALL (S G Tarry) 50.5;
26 ZOUAVES (G V Woodruff) 50.5;
23 WYNKELDER (A J Rivalland) 49.5;
21 DOWN TO ZERO (M/A Azzie) 49.0;
24 TRIBAL FUSION (S W Humby) 49.0;
22 BILLY SILVER (D S Bosch) 48.5;
17 HARD TO PLAY (W Whitehead) 46.0

Entries for the R750,000 South African Fillies Sprint (Grade 1)(Fillies and Mares at Weight-For-Age) over 1200m
18 ANIME (D R Drier) 60.0;
15 EXQUISITE TOUCH (S G Tarry) 60.0;
3 GIMME SIX (S J Snaith) 60.0;
2 GREEN PEPPER (J J van Vuuren) 60.0;
20 HOIST THE MAST (W A Nel) 60.0;
6 JO’S BOND (S J Snaith) 60.0;
11 LIVE LIFE (C Bass-Robinson) 60.0;
4 SOMMERLIED (D R Drier) 60.0;
12 THE SECRET IS OUT (V H Marshall) 60.0;
9 CALL TO ACCOUNT (J Ramsden) 58.5;
1 CASUAL DIAMOND (S J Snaith) 58.5;
19 GREEN PLAINS (S G Tarry) 58.5;
17 MADE IN HOLLYWOOD (J Ramsden) 58.5;
21 MAGICAL WONDERLAND (C Bass-Robinson) 58.5;
7 NEPTUNE’S RAIN (D C Howells) 58.5;
16 PRINCESS PEACH (G S Kotzen) 58.5;
8 ROSE IN BLOOM (J Ramsden) 58.5;
10 STATUTE (M L Roberts) 58.5;
5 TOO PHAT TO FLY (G S Kotzen) 58.5;
13 WINTER’S FORGE (S M Ferreira) 58.5

Entries for the R750,000 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion (Grade 1)(For 2 year-olds) over 1200m
10 AFFRANCHI (A Nassif) 60.0;
6 CHIMICHURI RUN (S G Tarry) 60.0;
11 CIRILLO (S G Tarry) 60.0;
8 CROWN AND COUNTRY (D R Drier) 60.0;
7 CUE THE MUSIC (D S Bosch) 60.0;
15 DI ME (N I van Wyk) 60.0;
18 EASTBROOK (G/K Anthony) 60.0;
13 GENTLEMAN’S WAY (K Naidoo) 60.0;
20 GOLIATH HERON (D R Drier) 60.0;
1 IMMORTELLE (D R Drier) 60.0;
12 IN CAHOOTS (S G Tarry) 60.0;
3 OPENSEA (G H van Zyl) 60.0;
2 RULE THE NIGHT (T Spies) 60.0
14 SULKA (J J van Vuuren) 60.0;
19 TOP OF THE CLASS (V H Marshall) 60.0;
9 TOPMAST (D Sham) 60.0;
16 TRACES (B Crawford) 60.0;
5 TWIST OF FATE (J Ramsden) 60.0;
17 VAN HALEN (T Spies) 60.0;

Entries for the R750,000 Allan Robertson Championship (Grade 1)(For 2 year-old Fillies) over 1200m.
12 ARIANOS SHADOW (Y Govender) 60.0;
9 BE HAPPY (M L Roberts) 60.0;
21 CANUKEEPITSECRET (V H Marshall) 60.0;
17 CELTIC SEA (S G Tarry) 60.0;
8 DAGMAR (M F De Kock) 60.0;
11 ELLE VA (D Kannemeyer) 60.0;
6 GHAALLA (M F de Kock) 60.0;
7 I LIKE IT (S Moffatt) 60.0;
5 INVERROCHE (M Dixon) 60.0;
14 MAZARI (T Spies) 60.0;
16 MIGHTY HIGH (J J van Vuuren) 60.0;
15 MISS CALYPSO (G H van Zyl) 60.0;
10 OUTLANDOS D’AMOUR (D R Drier) 60.0;
1 PETRA (R A Hill) 60.0;
4 PUREST BLISS (G S Kotzen) 60.0;
2 RONNIE’S CANDY (S J Gray) 60.0;
3 RUNAWAY GAL (B Crawford) 60.0;
19 STAR FLYER (T Spies) 60.0;
18 TO WOO (M L Roberts) 60.0;
22 VIVIR (O A Ferraris) 60.0;
13 WESTERN ANGEL (C Bass-Robinson) 60.0;
20 WILDLY IN LOVE (D C Howells) 60.0.

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