Cape trainers eye Algoa

Cape trainers eye Algoa


Jack Milner: Tap O’ Noth, winner of the 2017 Grade 1 Cape Guineas, is among the 29 entries for this year’s Listed Algoa Cup over 2000m on the Fairview turf track on Sunday 27 October.

As expected, trainers from the Western Cape have flocked to nominated runners for this R350,000 race, including Justin Snaith, Candice Bass-Robinson, Brett Crawford, Glen Kotzen, Andre Nel, and Vaughan Marshall, who trains Tap O’ Noth.

By Captain Al, Tap O’ Noth has not raced since contesting the Sun Met in January but he has outstanding form.

Having placed in the Daily News 2000 and the Champions Cup, both Grade 1 events, he has been allotted a massive weight of 68kg and that is likely to diminish his chances of running.

Snaith, who won the race last year with Magnificent Seven, has nominated Elusive Silva, Platinum Prince and Knights Templar, Bass-Robinson has Majestic Mozart and Celestial Prince, while Crawford has entered last year’s East Cape Derby winner American Landing, stayer Gimme One Night, Magic Mike and Vforvictory.

Kotzen has Herodotus and Cat Daddy but Glen is one of three members of the family to have entered runners. Bother Nathan has nominated Tommy Grand while Sharon, who is based in Port Elizabeth, has Just Chaos and Seeking Wisdom.

The last locally trained runner to win this race was Surfin’ USA in 2009. He was trained by Jacques Strydom and ridden by brother Piere. There is also a strong entry from Port Elizabeth-based trainers who would like nothing better than to wrest this title from the raiders. 

This meeting is a double header as racing will take place on the Polytrack on Friday 25 October which sees the running of the Listed Racing Association Stakes over 1600m.

Many top horses have one this, including Bold Silvano, who went on to race overseas and has gone on to produce many winners at stud.

Topping the list of entries is yet another runner from the Marshall yard and that is Cane Lime ‘N Soda, an impressive winner in a strong handicap against older horses at Durbanville last Saturday.  

Snaith has nominated a son of Frankel, General Franco, who has been disappointing following after an impressive debut win.

Supplementary entries close at 9am on Thursday and final declarations must be in by 10am on Monday 21 October.
Entries for the R350,000 Algoa Cup (Listed) over 2000m at Fairview on 26 October.
17 TAP O’ NOTH (V H Marshall) 68.0
10 ELUSIVE SILVA (S J Snaith) 63.5
27 HERODOTUS (G S Kotzen) 63.0
18 MAJESTIC MOZART (C Bass-Robinson) 62.5
7 MERYL (A C Greeff) 60.0
20 RUN RED (W A Nel) 60.0
24 GIMME ONE NIGHT (B Crawford) 59.5
21 PLATINUM PRINCE (S J Snaith) 59.5
4 CROME YELLOW (W A Nel) 57.0
19 AMERICAN LANDING (B Crawford) 56.5
13 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (S J Snaith) 55.5
9 CAT DADDY (G S Kotzen) 54.0
8 STORY OF MY LIFE (G D Smith) 53.0
15 TOMMY GRAND (N Kotzen) 53.0
23 CELESTIAL PRINCE (C Bass-Robinson) 52.0
1 JUST CHAOS (S B Kotzen) 52.0
6 SEEKING WISDOM (S B Kotzen) 52.0
11 FRIKKIE (JVA Strydom) 51.5
5 ONESIE (JVA Strydom) 51.0
28 EVOLVER (G D Smith) 50.5
26 MAGIC MIKE (B Crawford) 50.5
3 OLLIVANDER (T J Laing) 50.5
22 IN A PERFECT WORLD (A C Greeff) 49.0
12 JAY’S HAWK (Y Bremner) 47.0
2 VFORVICTORY (B Crawford) 43.5
25 VICTORY MARCH (E Kaknis) 43.5
16 TOM ‘N JERRY (G D Smith) 41.5
14 CAPTAIN’S VISTA (E Kaknis) 38.0
14 MANGROVE (Y Bremner) 0.0
Entries for the R150,000 Racing Association Stakes (Listed) (For 3 year-olds) over 1600m at Fairview on Friday 25 October.
15 FOREIGN SOURCE (A C Greeff) 57.0
8 HOOVES OF TROY (G D Smith) 57.0
22 AMBER TREE (Y Bremner) 56.0
5 BAG OF TRICKS (B Crawford) 56.0
27 BAYOU BOSS (Y Bremner) 56.0
13 CANE LIME ‘N SODA (V H Marshall) 56.0
24 GAELIC STORM (Y Bremner) 56.0
9 GENERAL FRANCO (S J Snaith) 56.0
12 GIACOMO (A C Greeff) 56.0
17 HEXATONIC (G S Kotzen) 56.0
11 HUMANITARIAN (JVA Strydom) 56.0
21 LATE AT NIGHT (B Crawford) 56.0
10 LUCIO (A C Greeff) 56.0
26 NICALEX (Y Bremner) 56.0
1 NICKELBACK (Y Bremner) 56.0
28 SIR CALEB (G D Smith) 56.0
20 SUPER SILVANO (B Crawford) 56.0
4 VIVA RIO (G S Kotzen) 56.0
16 YORKTOWN (B Crawford) 56.0
3 LUNA WISH (A C Greeff) 54.5
2 BRANDINA (A C Greeff) 53.5
25 EVERMORE (Y Bremner) 53.5
7 GLORY DAYS (Y Bremner) 53.5
23 GREAT ACHIEVEMENT (A C Greeff) 53.5
18 MISTRESS OF MEANS (S B Kotzen) 53.5
19 SCARBOROUGH FAIR (S B Kotzen) 53.5

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