MADE TO CONQUER
Jack Milner: Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile winner Coral Fever has been allotted top weight of 60kg for the R2-million G-BETS Gauteng Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 1 December.
Coral Fever came from a long way back to win the 1600m race last Saturday and will be even better over this 2000m on the Standside track. It was a superb ride from Muzi Yeni, who knows this son of Judpot well, getting him up to beat Tilbury Fort by a short head and he only ended up with a 1kg penalty for the victory.
The Robbie Sage-trained runner will have to give loads of weight to the balance of the field as the next runner in the weights is Cascapedia from the Mike de Kock and she will carry 54.5kg.
There are quite a few runners who have been allotted 54kg and they are Hero’s Honour, Roy Had Enough, It’s My Turn, Liege and Made To Conquer. Hero’s Honour has not been seen in action since winning the Grade 1 SA Derby over 2450m last season. It’s My Turn won the Gold Cup and seems to have a new life on the track since running over ground.
However, what is interesting is that Vodacom Durban July second-placed Made To Conquer from the Justin Snaith yard is one of two horses who have been supplemented into the Summer Cup. The other is Paul Lafferty-trained Dark Moon Rising.
The concern for many trainers is that their charges could be under sufferance as their weights will have to be lifted to the minimum.
There were also a number of runners scratched from the race and they are Safe Harbour and Tambalang from the Sean Tarry yard, Puget Sound, Silver Thursday and Pietro Mascagni from the De Kock yard and Dorrie Sham-trained Captain Splendid.
Entries and weights for the R2-million G-BETS Gauteng Summer Cup (Grade 1) over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 1 December:
CORAL FEVER (R R Sage) 60.0
CASCAPEDIA (M F De Kock) 54.5
HERO’S HONOUR (G M Alexander) 54.0
IT’S MY TURN (D Kannemeyer) 54.0
LIEGE (S G Tarry) 54.0
MADE TO CONQUER (S J Snaith) 54.0
ROY HAD ENOUGH (F Robinson) 54.0
ROMANY PRINCE (O A Ferraris) 53.5
SABINA’S DYNASTY (P A Peter) 53.0
DAWN ASSAULT (S J Gray) 52.5
LIKE A PANTHER (M F De Kock) 52.5
SOCIAL ORDER (S G Tarry) 52.5
BULLETING HOME (S G Tarry) 52.0
CROWD PLEASER (J J van Vuuren) 52.0
FULL MAST (M/A Azzie) 52.0
NOBLE SECRET (M F De Kock) 52.0
TILBURY FORT (S G Tarry) 52.0
DEO JUVENTE (G V Woodruff) 51.5
TAKINGTHEPEACE (M F De Kock) 51.5
ARCTICA (M/A Azzie) 51.0
INFAMOUS FOX (C Dawson) 51.0
DARK MOON RISING (P V Lafferty) 50.5
SECRET POTION (G V Woodruff) 50.5
FRENCH NAVY (S G Tarry) 50.0
TANDAVA (G Terzi) 50.0
BUFFALO BILL CODY (M F De Kock) 49.5
FORT EMBER (P A Peter) 49.0
CASH TIME (A B Fortune) 48.5
BANKABLE TEDDY (D Nieuwenhuizen) 48.0
ROY’S RIVIERA (F Robinson) 48.0
MR WINSOME (M N Houdalakis) 47.5
SYLVAN ON FIRE (C Dawson) 47.5
GAMBADO (A G Laird) 47.0
SILVER GOD (S G Tarry) 46.0
TOP SHOT (G M Alexander) 45.5
DIVINE ODYSSEY (J J van Vuuren) 45.0
SOLDIER ON (S T Pettigrew) 45.0
WARRIOR’S REST (S G Tarry) 45.0
AMERICAN LANDING (B Crawford) 44.5
KILRAIN (M F De Kock) 44.0
THE RISING LEGEND (G V Woodruff) 44.0
ROYAL UTOPIA (C Dawson) 43.5
INSIGNIS (G V Woodruff) 43.0
ORPHEUS (M/A Azzie) 43.0
TOP CLASSMAN (F Robinson) 42.0
FULL OF ATTITUDE (J A Soma) 41.5
ODD ROB (G M Alexander) 41.5
TIRZAN (J A Soma) 40.0
WHOSETHEBOSSNOW (G V Woodruff) 39.0