Joburg’s oldest and biggest race, the Summer time Cup, takes place at Turffontein on Saturday.
Right here is every little thing it’s good to know concerning the 19 horses working within the function occasion, Race 7.
1 – WILLIAM ROBERTSON 60kg DRAW – 3
Coach: Corne Spies Jockey: Marco van Rensburg
The very best rated runner within the subject who has a variety of class however is suspect over the space. His coach believes his cost will see it out if given a affected person experience and he did run a cracker when fourth within the Victory Moon over 1,800m. He has the flexibility to problem a subject of this nature and will probably be within the thick of issues within the latter a part of the race. One for Quartets.
Runs: 19 Wins: 6 Locations: 9 Earnings: R1,184,125
2 – ASTRIX 60kg DRAW – 11
Coach: Johan Janse van Vuuren Jockey: JP van der Merwe
Prompted a significant upset when successful the Grade 1 Premier’s Champions Problem over 2,000m at Turffontein, beating Glowing Water by 0.10 lengths. However whereas the consequence could have shocked many, the Vercingetorix gelding had completed 0.20 lengths behind Glowing Water in final yr’s Victory Moon and was 1.5kg higher off. Not and not using a likelihood.
Runs: 36 Wins: 7 Locations: 15 Earnings: R2,167,850
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3 – MK’S PRIDE 59kg DRAW – 6
Coach: Mike de Kock Jockey: Randall Simons
A winner as much as 1,600m this five-year-old has but to show he might be efficient over additional. He did run over the course and distance within the Grade 1 Premier’s Champions Problem however was crushed 4.30 lengths by Astrix. Seems to be held by that winner and Glowing Water so has his work minimize out to position on this occasion.
Runs: 24 Wins: 9 Locations: 8 Earnings: R2,107,100
4 – SPARKLING WATER 59kg DRAW – 5
Coach: Mike de Kock Jockey: S’manga Khumalo
One other ultra-consistent De Kock-trained runner who’s as trustworthy because the day is lengthy. Her solely unplaced run got here in final yr’s Summer time Cup the place she ended up too far again from a large draw however nonetheless produced the quickest 400m to complete. That’s one thing little doubt this yr’s Durban July winner would like to appropriate this time round. Large runner.
Runs: 17 Wins: 7 Locations: 9 Earnings: R4,379,125
5 – SAFE PASSAGE 58.5kg DRAW – 10
Coach: Mike de Kock Jockey: Muzi Yeni
This four-year-old son of Silvano can lay declare to being the perfect three-year-old within the nation final season with wins within the Grade 1 Every day Information 2000 and the Grade 2 Dingaans and Gauteng Guineas, coupled with a 3rd place within the Grade 1 Durban July. He had a superb warm-up run within the Grade 2 Charity Mile and will probably be proper there on the end. The horse to beat.
Runs: 11 Wins: 6 Locations: 4 Earnings: R2,468,562
6 – PUERTO MANZANO 58kg DRAW – 7
Coach: Johan Janse van Vuuren Jockey: Keagan de Melo
With a high jockey up and from a secure in type, he can’t omit of 1’s calculations. He’s in good nick which he demonstrated when second behind secure companion Bingwa within the Grade 2 Charity Mile. He has but to win past 1800m though he has positioned over 2200m at Greyville in weaker firm. One for Trifectas and Quartets.
Runs: 18 Wins: 5 Locations: 8 Earnings: R999,550
7 – NEBRAAS 57kg DRAW – 12
Coach: Sean Tarry Jockey: Piere Strydom
All of his feature-race wins have been over additional, however he was victorious over 2,000m early in his profession. There was quite a bit to love about his run final time within the Grade 3 Victory Moon Stakes over 1,800m when a 2.50-length fifth behind Litigation and is now 3kg higher off. Coach has gained 4 of the final 5 editions and has a legendary jockey who has gained the race 4 instances.
Runs: 23 Wins: 7 Locations: 10 Earnings: R1,137,375
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8 – ARAGOSTA 55.5kg DRAW – 15
Coach: Mike de Kock Jockey: Richard Fourie
Grade 1 SA Derby winner and in addition positioned third within the Grade 1 Every day Information 2000, however completed unplaced within the Durban July, Gold Cup and Victory Moon Stakes. Little doubt he’ll come on with that run and has a high jockey up however might want to enhance on his final couple of runs and appears held by stablemates Secure Passage and Glowing Water. May place.
Runs: 12 Wins: 4 Locations: 3 Earnings: R1,471,375
9 – RED SAXON 55.5kg DRAW – 17
Coach: Joe Soma Jockey: Julius Mariba
Winner of the G1 SA Basic over 1,800m, beating Secure Passage by a neck. He was additionally second to Mike de Kock’s cost in Grade 2 Dingaans. Didn’t do nicely when raiding KZN however was subsequently gelded and confirmed he had regained his sparkle when fourth within the Charity Mile. Clearly wanted that run and can come on. Nicely weighted and is a critical contender.
Runs: 10 Wins: 2 Locations: 4 Earnings: R1,131,250
10 – SECOND BASE 55.5kg DRAW – 18
Coach: Johan Janse van Vuuren Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Received the Grade 2 Colorado King Stakes over the course and distance in March so he will certainly see out the journey however has not positioned in six races since. Based mostly on his eleventh place within the Victory Moon Stakes the five-year-old gelding has quite a bit to search out on a lot of those that completed forward of him. Coach and jockey in type so might nicely run into the locations.
Runs: 25 Wins: 7 Locations: 7 Earnings: R1,211,900
11 – ZILLZAAL 55kg DRAW – 4
Coach: Sean Tarry Jockey: Louis Mxothwa
Winner of the Summer time Cup in 2019 when leaping from gate 15, the seven-year-old has not been at his finest currently, however he’s not out of it. He does have the flexibility to indicate up on the large days, and is predicted to run higher than in his first two outings of the season.
Runs: 28 Wins: 5 Locations: 11 Earnings: R2,391,525
12 – DIVINE ODYSSEY 54kg DRAW – 9
Coach: Johan Janse van Vuuren Jockey: Chase Maujean
4 wins throughout an prolonged keep within the Japanese Cape has positively boosted this eight-year-old’s confidence and helped be sure that he certified for this race. His two runs again on the Highveld had been barely disappointing and he’ll in all probability be hoping for minor cash at finest.
Runs: 47 Wins: 10 Locations: 15 Earnings: R1,561,950
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13 – LIGHT OF THE MOON 54kg DRAW – 13
Coach: B/Y Botes / Vosloo Jockey: D De Gouveia
A really laborious employee, and constant performer, this younger filly might shock. Runner-up in each the Oaks and the Woolavington in KwaZulu-Natal earlier within the yr, there’s no query that she will go the space. A spot end is just not unimaginable though she meets the strongest subject of her profession.
Runs: 12 Wins: 4 Locations: 4 Earnings: R638,375
14 – PYROMANIAC 54kg DRAW – 19
Coach: Sean Tarry Jockey: Calvin Habib
Makes an attempt this distance for the primary time however on pedigree this four-year-old Silvano gelding he ought to keep nicely. Unplaced in three makes an attempt at Grade 1 stage, however could nicely begin bettering now and isn’t and not using a likelihood of ending within the cash.
Runs: 12 Wins: 3 Locations: 3 Earnings: R400,250
15 – SHANGO 54kg DRAW – 1
Coach: Sean Tarry Jockey: Rachel Venniker
A troublesome runner to guage attributable to his inconsistency. Is predicted to do higher than his seventeenth place end within the Summer time Cup final yr, however not anticipated to make the Quartet, regardless of leaping from pole place.
Runs: 30 Wins: 5 Locations: 11 Earnings: R907,750
16 – SUPER SILVANO 54kg DRAW – 8
Coach: Brett Crawford Jockey: Kabelo Matsunyane
This six-year-old has had three respectable runs at altitude since relocating to the Highveld at first of the yr. His solely try at Grade 1 stage noticed him end simply 3-lengths behind Golden Ducat, however that was in February 2020. May very well be the darkish horse right here.
Runs: 33 Wins: 4 Locations: 14 Earnings: R649,900
17 – LITIGATION 54kg DRAW – 2
Coach: Sean Tarry Jockey: Philasande Mxoli
Contemporary off a Grade 3 win within the Victory Moon Stakes over 1,800m with Mxoli within the saddle, he seems primed to take his profession to new heights with the jockey retaining the experience. From gate 2 he should not have any downside settling nicely. Count on a stable effort.
Runs: 15 Wins: 5 Locations: 5 Earnings: R601,250
18 – JAIMALA 54kg DRAW – 14
Coach: Ashley Fortune Jockey: Ryan Munger
The five-year-old comes into the race in red-hot type, having gained 4 of his final seven outings. Final yr Fortune shocked when Majestic Mozart completed runner-up within the Summer time Cup and this yr her solitary runner might do the identical.
Runs: 20 Wins: 6 Locations: 8 Earnings: R373,950
19 – RAISEAHALLELUJAH 54kg DRAW – 16
Coach: Candice Dawson Jockey: Raymond Danielson
This Querari gelding is in his prime and in the perfect type of his life, as attested by his three wins and 4 runner-up finishes from his final seven runs. Don’t be fooled by his official score, as he could be a lot better than the handicapper charges him.
Runs: 19 Wins: 6 Locations: 8 Earnings: R463,562