Coach Sean Tarry, winner of 4 of the final 5 Summer season Cups, has one of the best and the worst of the attracts for Saturday’s Grade1 Betway Summer season Cup over 2 000m at Turffontein.
The fitting horse for the job
In a outstanding sequence of occasions, two of Tarry’s 5 runners have been the primary and final to be allotted a beginning gate when the draw for the Betway Summer season Cup was finished at a Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Monday night – and so they drew gates 1 and 19 respectively.
Tarry pulled the primary quantity after it was decided that the draw would begin with Shango, and duly pulled the primary gate for this six-year-old son of Captain Of All.
Secure companion Pyromaniac was the final to be allotted a beginning gate and with all of the numbers already drawn besides 19, there was no cause for anyone to gasp when it was revealed that this four-year-old Silvano gelding would bounce from Commissioner Road.
Tarry, along with trainers Mike de Kock and Johan Janse van Vuuren, dominate the Betway Summer season Cup, saddling 13 of the carded 19 runners, with De Kock and Janse van Vuuren on 4 every and Tarry with 5.
“What are you able to do? It’s all a part of the sport,” mentioned Tarry about drawing each the within and outdoors gates.
“We’ve had good winners from good and unhealthy attracts. Who is aware of, it’s only a matter of how they go on the day, how the tempo is, and that the jockeys don’t lose their minds. It’s all essential and performs an element.
“We’ve bought some good attracts, however a few of the horses can’t use the draw as a result of they may not have the early velocity.
“However the attracts do cement a couple of plans we could have had techniques clever.”
Tarry can also be adamant that the draw will not be that essential, particularly over the course and distance.
“Pay attention, you possibly can overcome any draw over 2 000m at Turffontein, I’ve little question about that.
“If the horse is true, it may well win from wherever over this course and distance.
“We’re simply blissful to be a part of the occasion.”
De Kock happy
De Kock is equally happy with the end result of the draw.
“I’m blissful,” mentioned De Kock, “particularly for Aragosta to be on the skin. I feel he’s a greater horse on the skin, particularly in an enormous discipline.
“For the remainder of my runners, the attracts are completely good.
“Look, it at all times helps to have a great draw so that you simply don’t must rethink issues, however by way of their fashion of racing and the planning, I’m proud of the place all of them drew.”
Janse van Vuuren was additionally greater than happy with the end result of the draw.
“My most important horse, Puerto Manzano, bought one of the best draw at seven and I’m very proud of that.
“We will in all probability get him 4 or 5 lengths off the tempo from there and that’s precisely the place we wish him.
“Astrix drawn 11 will not be the top of the world.
“Divine Odyssey is an outdated man. Drawn 9 is right for him.
“Second Base doesn’t have a lot gate velocity. He has the worst draw of all my horses, but when I needed to choose one for a foul draw, it might have been Second Base.
“All issues thought of, I’m blissful. It might have been higher, however it might have been lots worse.”
Ultimate discipline for the R2.25 million Betway Summer season Cup (Grade 1) over 2 000m on the Standside observe at Turffontein on Saturday (so as quantity, draw, horse, coach, jockey, and weight).
1 – 3 WILLIAM ROBERTSON (C Spies) M V’Rensburg 60.0
2 – 11 ASTRIX (J J van Vuuren) J P v’d Merwe 60.0
3 – 6 MK’S PRIDE (M F De Kock) R Simons 59.0
4 – 5 SPARKLING WATER (M F De Kock) S Khumalo 59.0
5 – 10 SAFE PASSAGE (M F De Kock) M Yeni 58.5
6 – 7 PUERTO MANZANO (J J van Vuuren) Okay de Melo 58.0
7 – 12 NEBRAAS (S G Tarry) P Strydom 57.0
8 – 15 ARAGOSTA (M F De Kock) R Fourie 55.5
9 – 17 RED SAXON (J A Soma) J Mariba 55.5
10 – 18 SECOND BASE (J J van Vuuren) G Lerena 55.5
11 – 4 ZILLZAAL (S G Tarry) L Mxothwa 55.0
12 – 9 DIVINE ODYSSEY (J J van Vuuren) C Maujean 54.0
13 – 13 LIGHT OF THE MOON (B/Y Botes / Vosloo) D De Gouveia 54.0
14 – 19 PYROMANIAC (S G Tarry) C Habib 54.0
15 – 1 SHANGO (S G Tarry) R A Venniker 54.0
16 – 8 SUPER SILVANO (B Crawford) Okay Matsunyane 54.0
17 – 2 LITIGATION (S G Tarry) P Mxoli 54.0
18 – 14 JAIMALA (A B Fortune) R Munger 54.0
19 – 16 RAISEAHALLELUJAH (C Dawson) R Danielson 54.0
Identical Coach: (2,6,10,12) (3,4,5,8) (7,11,14,15,17)