15:55 Turffontein (RSA) 17 Apr 2018

itsarush.co.za Welcomes You Maiden Juvenile Plate (2YO only)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 169y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2
i
White, red maltese cross, striped sleeves and cap (Mr M F de Kock)

Absente 31 

b c Duke Of Marmalade - Anise (Victory Moon)

3 9-6
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
2
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Benji 

ch c Elusive Fort - Lady Elle (Elliodor)

3 9-6
-
K De MeloPaul Peter
3
3-67
i
Black, scarlet sash and cap (Mr O A Ferraris)

Big Voice Jack 17 

ch g Philanthropist - Sovereign Beat (National Emblem)

3 9-6
-
S BrownOrmond Ferraris
4
0
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Brave Detail 19 

ch c Brave Tin Soldier - Finest Detail (Kahal)

3 9-6
-
Wayne AgrellaRomeo Francis
5
3
i
Black, red and white checked stripe, red and white checked cap (Messrs P E White & D I Catterall)

Potjie 12 

ch c Judpot - Hot Summer Night (Wolfhound)

3 9-6
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
6
0
i
Red, black epaulettes and cap (Mr D Chinsammy)

Robin The Good 12 

b c Philanthropist - Capitol Steps (National Assembly)

Non Runner
7
i
Orange, black crossed sashes, orange sleeves and cap (M & G Advisory Services (pty) Ltd)

Rocky Night 

b c Seventh Rock - Paris At Night (In The Wings)

3 9-6
-
K ZechnerDorrie Sham
8
2-324
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Royal Italian 10 

b c Pomodoro - Royal Polly (Royal Academy)

3 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
9
422
i
blue, pink chevron, pink sleeves, light blue armlets, pink cap (Messrs G Barker, G J Nassif, J Nassif & Z L Nassif)

Scoop 3 

b c CAPTAIN AL - Secret Mission (Fort Wood)

Non Runner
10
76
i
Yellow, blue stripe, black braces, blue sleeves,yellow collar and cuffs, blue and yellow quartered cap (Messrs J H Schoeman & Devan Pretorius)

Tequila Man 19 

ch g Ashaawes - Dazz Al (CAPTAIN AL)

3 9-6
-
G WrogemannPaul Matchett
11
i
Orange, black crossed sashes, orange sleeves and cap (M & G Advisory Services (pty) Ltd)

Winter Storm 

ch g What A Winter - Sierra Lily (National Emblem)

Non Runner
12
4
i
Yellow, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star (Hollywood Syndicate (nom: Mr O B Heffer) & Dreamst)

Winter Twilight 21 

b c What A Winter - Vanilla Twilight (Qui Danzig)

3 9-6
-
Dennis SchwarzClinton Binda
Verdict

ROYAL ITALIAN wasn't disgraced in a recent feature and should make a bold bid now back in the maidens. ABSENTE was run out of it late on debut and will come on. SCOOP has an earlier engagement where she will be well fancied - watch. WINTER TWILIGHT was only 2,5 lengths behind her on debut and could make the improvement. POTJIE ran on in yielding going on debut and can earn.

Verdict

ROYAL ITALIAN has a clear form edge and is up to winning this with something in hand. Absente may be the one for second, while Potjie looks the one for the minor money.

16:25 Turffontein (RSA) 17 Apr 2018

HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes 21 April Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
432-854
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd)

Shakespeare Inlove 33 

b f Trippi - Donna Viola (Al Mufti)

4 9-6 b
-
R SimonsJohan J Van Vuuren
2
50-43
i
Orange, red diamonds, black sleeves, red cap (Mrs M J Wallace)

Andiamo 17 

b f Kahal - Rainbow Flag (Model Man)

Withdrawn
3
3-62393
i
Brown, beige shamrock, brown sleeves, beige cap (Mr A R Rapp)

One Dollar Massage 19 

ch f Await The Dawn - Victory Tale (JET MASTER)

4 9-6 b
-
G WrogemannStephen Moffatt
4
822-325
i
Jade, white shamrock and cap (Messrs G Sarmias, M D Sham & Mrs D A Sham)

Sing And Dance 33 

b f Oratorio - Boogie With Cher (Singspiel)

4 9-6
-
Callan MurrayDorrie Sham
5
8-44603
i
Aquamarine, white chevrons, cerise sleeves, white stars, cerise cap (Mr D I & Mrs J G Caunter, Mr K P & Mrs N M Backos)

Tricia 12 

ch f Eightfold Path - Ficticia (Kitwood)

4 9-6
-
Ryan MungerTyrone Zackey
6
334238
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Generoso 3 

b f THE SHEIK - Generosity (Northern Guest)

5 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyRomeo Francis
7
545889
i
Hot pink, white cross and collar, hot pink sleeves, quartered cap, hot pink peak (Grazanite (pty) Ltd)

Until Dawn 15 

b f Await The Dawn - Hot Reception (Muhtafal)

4 9-6
-
Francois HerholdtChris Erasmus
8
099854
i
Royal blue, white epaulettes, striped sleeves and cap (Messrs D A Simpson, G J Maroun & J A Maroun)

Candela 7 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Pascha (Wolfhound)

4 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonGrant Maroun
9
005006
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Gimme Ballet 17 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Nutcracker Sweet (Albert Hall)

4 9-6 b
-
Dennis SchwarzGrant Maroun
10
0-8200
i
Emerald green and canary yellow stripes, canary yellow sleeves, emerald green armbands and cuffs, yellow cap (Mr M Chetty)

Flaming Hot (AUS)  19 

ch f Flying Spur - Inchita (Encosta de Lago)

Non Runner
11
068806
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Polly Again 3 

ch f King Of Kings - Blushing Polly (Jallad)

5 9-6 b
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
12
00
i
White, red stars, black sleeves, red cap (Mr G J Wilson)

Little Grebe 12 

b f Waitangi - Mrs Rouge (Dynasty)

4 9-6
-
Mathew ThackerayGeoff Woodruff
13
00
i
Dark blue and white quartered, dark blue collar and sleeves, gold stars, dark blue cap,gold stars and peak (Mr L Coetzer & Mrs Z Coetzer)

Montreux 31 

b f Ideal World - Velvet Mover (Cape Cross)

Non Runner
14
0-
i
Red and yellow checked diamonds, striped sleeves, red cap, yellow diamond and peak (Messrs A V Van Der Poel & Shaylen Naidoo)

Qui To The Beat 264 

b f Rebel King - Carey's Qui (Qui Danzig)

Withdrawn
Verdict

ONE DOLLAR MASSAGE ran on strongly when relaxed off the pace last time and could get it right with Gunter back aboard on this her 19th try. ANDIAMO is improving with racing and should be at peak fitness. SHAKESPEARE INLOVE has been running close up and could feature here. GENEROSO has decent form and if takes her place could get into the money. FLAMING HOT could pop up.

Verdict

ONE DOLLAR MASSAGE has been in decent form of late and should make a bold show. Shakespeare Inlove is top of the dangers, while Candela is another that could go well.

16:55 Turffontein (RSA) 17 Apr 2018

Champagne Lounge 21 April Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8-020
i
Black, white maltese cross, red sleeves, white cap (Mr D I Scott)

Mr Cuddles 19 

b c MOGOK - Kelly's Promise (Al Mufti)

4 9-6
-
Callan MurrayGeoff Woodruff
2
0324-97
i
Salmon, black spots, salmon sleeves, spotted cap (Mr G Morris)

Money Matters 19 

b g Querari - Moon And Sixpence (Victory Moon)

4 9-6
-
P StrydomMike/adam Azzie
3
080747
i
Royal blue, white epaulettes, striped sleeves and cap (Messrs D A Simpson & G J Maroun)

African Magic 10 

ch g Judpot - African Badger (Fort Wood)

4 9-6 b
-
Lyle HewitsonGrant Maroun
4
758088
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Cape Flyer 7 

b g Noordhoek Flyer - Super Elle (Model Man)

4 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
5
30370-8
i
Red and yellow checked diamonds, yellow sleeves, red stars, quartered cap (Mr N F van Niekerk)

Peter The Wailer 99 

b g Tiger Ridge - Sheba (Al Mufti)

Non Runner
6
258-000
i
Black, scarlet and gold hooped sleeves, scarlet cap (Mr G Hodges & Mr L & Mrs S Meistre)

National Aim 53 

ch g Main Aim - Moyo (Sarge)

Non Runner
7
0-60
i
Dark green, old gold maltese cross, collar and sleeves, dark green cap, old gold peak (Cricket Club Syndicate (nom: Mr Jimmy Cook))

Starlight Warrior 33 

b g Golden Sword - Cresent Star (National Assembly)

4 9-6
-
C MaujeanGary Alexander
8
9-085
i
Emerald green, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, white cap (Prosplice Consulting (pty) Ltd (nom: Dr E B Lotter)

Turf Patrol 17 

b g Kahal - Plutonium (Muhtafal)

4 9-6
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
9
7-8578
i
Red and yellow checked diamonds, yellow sleeves, red stars, quartered cap (Mr N F van Niekerk)

Levi Lad 43 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Blue Jean Baby (Goldmark)

4 9-6
-
R DanielsonBill Human
10
9700-0
i
Bright green and white quartered, striped sleeves and cap (Messrs J J Du Toit & M D De Kock)

Mana Pula 99 

b g Global One - Mana Pools (Muhtafal)

5 9-6
-
Mathew ThackerayBill Human
11
3
i
Black, orange spot, black sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mrs M Slack & Mr M B Javett)

Albacore (IRE)  19 

b c Fastnet Rock - Starfish (Galileo)

4 9-6
-
Ryan MungerM F De Kock
12
6
i
Black, silver diamond, pink sleeves, silver cap, black peak (Mr H C N Da Costa)

Heart Of Africa 19 

b c Curved Ball - Hallo Africa (Stratum)

4 9-6
-
K De MeloPaul Peter
13
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars, A Joannides, G P Sadie)

Robusto (NZ)  

b g Mastercraftsman - Belle Diva (High Chaparral)

4 9-6
-
Dennis SchwarzGary Alexander
14
38-
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd & Mr C J H Van Nieke)

Royal Pursuit 108 

b g Silvano - Royal Palm (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
Verdict

ALBACORE found no support on debut but finished strongly to take a good 2nd. He has drawn wide out again but should hold HEART OF AFRICA who can improve on his debut and MONEY MATTERS who needed the outing. ROYAL PURSUIT races as a gelding for the first time after a rest and could get his act together. MR CUDDLES and AFRICAN MAGIC could place.

Verdict

ALBACORE just about gets the nod in this company and has a fair chance. Money Matters could provide the main opposition, while Heart Of Africa is the tentative selection for third. .

17:30 Turffontein (RSA) 17 Apr 2018

Book A Table For The Royal Raceday 21 April Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
34-88
i
Yellow, green stars, black sleeves, yellow cap (Messrs J Nassif, G Barker, G J Nassif, Z L Nassif,)

Countess Var 5 

ch f Var - Lady Bequick (National Assembly)

Non Runner
2
2/3646
i
Red, red and beige halved sleeves, striped cap (Bourbon Lane Stables (nom: Mr M J McMahon), Mr M F)

Bourbon Bouquet 28 

ch f Pathfork - Fragrant Filly (Model Man)

Non Runner
3
42-0572
i
Grey, cerise and grey hooped sleeves, cerise cap, grey star (Mr W Marwing)

Hurricane Lass 12 

b f Greys Inn - Hurricane Jen (Windrush)

4 9-6
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
4
04022
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Queen Of War 17 

b f Great Britain - Picadilly Miss (London News)

4 9-6
-
R SimonsGrant Maroun
5
477239
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Jaunita 12 

b f Crusade - Perakeen (Rakeen)

4 9-6 b
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
6
5048
i
Royal blue and white quartered, royal blue sleeves, white chevrons, royal blue cap, white peak (Mr B Riley & Sean Tarry Racing C C (nominee S G T)

Sibusiso's Path 17 

b f Pathfork - Himalayan Hill (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
7
6060
i
Black, red broad stripe, white braces and sleeves, red armbands, black cap, red peak (Mr S Visser)

Cosmic Mist 12 

b f Curved Ball - Lunar Landscape (Giant's Causeway)

4 9-6
-
R DanielsonStanley M Ferreira
8
977-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Messrs D A Simpson, G J Maroun & J A Maroun)

Viva Espana 334 

b f Ashaawes - Spanish Rhapsody (Jallad)

Non Runner
9
8-43905
i
Royal blue, red maltese cross, white collar and sleeves, royal blue cuffs, white cap, royal blue stripe (Mrs D I Johnson)

Shiloh 12 

b f Bezrin - Ruby Eaglechild (Manshood)

5 9-6 b
-
Craig ZackeyBrett Warren
10
080-0
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

No Matter 12 

ch f Rebel King - Dame Dubois (COUNT DUBOIS)

4 9-6
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)Clinton Binda
11
30-2050
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Messrs J M Eaton & G Goksel)

Adrenalina 12 

b f Elusive Fort - Balar (Western Winter)

5 9-6
-
K ZechnerGokhan Terzi
12
480-000
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Junta 12 

b f Var - ATTACHE (Elliodor)

5 9-6
-
Donavan YeoClinton Binda
13
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Cruiseberry 

b f Crusade - Mulberry (Wolfhound)

4 9-6
-
K De MeloPaul Peter
14
0-0
i
Neon green, black collar, cuffs and peak (Mr E P Scheepers)

East End 12 

b f Imperial Stride - Red Sunset (Jallad)

4 9-6
-
Francois HerholdtChris Erasmus
Verdict

Stable companions BOURBON BOUQUET and HURRICANE LASS could fight out the finish. On riding engagements the latter appears stable elect. COUNTESS VAR races before this and if takes her place could get into the action. QUEEN OF WAR finished runner-up in her last 2 and shouldn't be far off them. JAUNITA could flash up if in the mood. SIBUSISO'S PATH could make the frame.

Verdict

HURRICANE LASS is in a good vein of form and is just about the pick in this company. Jaunita should chase the selection home, while Cruiseberry commands a closer look as well first time out.

18:05 Turffontein (RSA) 17 Apr 2018

Book For Champions Day 5 May Pinnacle Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner 81,242 ZAR - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
263-527
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Messrs C J H Van Niekerk, D J Michael, L M Michael)

Trip To Heaven 38 

b g Trippi - Helleborus Blue (Cee's Tizzy)

7 9-10
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
2
058-010
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars, Pravin Chetty, B G Gar)

Champagne Haze 17 

b g Kahal - Vin Fizz (Qui Danzig)

6 9-10
-
Lyle HewitsonGary Alexander
3
125812-
i
Blue, white epaulettes, striped cap (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Naafer (AUS)  142 

b c Lonhro - Very Discreet (Exceed and Excel)

4 9-6
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
4
9067-95
i
Black, white stars, black sleeves, black cap, white star (Messrs R Breitenbach, R D P Caboche-adam, E G Hart)

Attenborough 80 

b g Western Winter - In Camera (Caesour)

5 9-6 b
-
Craig ZackeyJoey Ramsden
5
410-000
i
Black, yellow sash, white sleeves and cap (Messrs J A Soma, L M Nestadt, M J, M L & M P Sham,)

Graduation Day 17 

b g Trippi - HIDE MY GRADES (Honor Grades)

8 9-3
-
R DanielsonJoey Soma
6
51911-8
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Ralphs Racing (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss K Ralphs))

Rocky Valley 17 

b g Seventh Rock - Valley Of Rubies (MOGOK)

5 9-3
-
G WrogemannCandice Dawson
7
124-623
i
Blue (Drakenstein Stud (pty) Ltd (nom: Mrs G A Rupert),)

Green Pepper 17 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Pimento (Fort Wood)

Non Runner
8
410-275
i
Red and white quartered, red sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs M L P Rattray)

Sir David Baird 17 

b g Dynasty - Oceana (Elliodor)

Non Runner
9
31413-1
i
Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap (Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss J B Slack))

Cathedral County 28 

b g Trippi - Celtic Cross (Fort Wood)

5 9-0
-
P StrydomJohan J Van Vuuren
Verdict

GREEN PEPPER is ready to resume winning ways. She beat SIR DAVID BAIRD (3,5kg worse off) as well as CHAMPAGNE HAZE and ROCKY VALLEY in the Senor Santa and should confirm. TRIP TO HEAVEN was not himself last time and should be given another chance. CATHEDRAL COUNTY never runs a dull race but tackles stronger here. NAAFER has ability but could need it.

Verdict

CATHEDRAL COUNTY showed much improved form on his latest run and has principal claims. Green Pepper seems the primary danger, while Attenborough heads up those chasing third place.

18:40 Turffontein (RSA) 17 Apr 2018

Betting World - 087 741 2777 Fm 62 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 47,502 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
67630-6
i
Light green, orange and black striped sleeves and cap (Mr L J Human)

Bally Swiss 43 

b m MOGOK - Shoe Queen (Galba)

6 9-10 b
-
Shadlee FortuneBill Human
2
955-010
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

River Ayre 5 

b f Great Britain - Cool River (Western Winter)

5 9-10 b
-
Callan MurrayGrant Maroun
3
822261-
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Diamonds Forever 156 

b f Var - Pacific Gem (Model Man)

Non Runner
4
3739-07
i
Cerise, black hoop and sleeves, cerise armbands, black cap (Mr G R Sadleir)

Osculation 61 

b f Argonaut - Kissing Cousin (CAPTAIN AL)

5 9-6
-
Dennis SchwarzRoy Magner
5
65-8677
i
Jade, white shamrock and cap (Mrs D A Sham & Mr M D Sham)

Kungfoofighting 21 

b f Bold Silvano - Olympic Special (Special Preview)

5 9-3
-
C MaujeanDorrie Sham
6
3603-50
i
Orange, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple cap, orange peak (Messrs A D Marx, M J Campbell, T Kung & I F M Van)

Danish Cross 47 

b f Pathfork - Queens Prerogative (National Assembly)

5 9-1
-
Marco V'RensburgStuart Pettigrew
7
415-795
i
Old gold and black checked diamonds, black sleeves and cap (Miss J A Alexander & Messrs A B Giuricich & D A Si)

Aerobatic 31 

b f A P Arrow - Flying Magic (Hansel)

5 9-0
-
Lyle HewitsonGary Alexander
8
00-0806
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Varsity Princess 42 

b f Var - Texan Summer (Houston Connection)

Non Runner
9
93-0099
i
Red, gold star, gold sleeves, red stars, red cap, gold star (Mrs A Devachander)

Ilha Da Var 15 

ch f Var - Ilha Da Rock (Rock Of Gibraltar)

4 8-13
-
Francois HerholdtRoy Magner
10
3-99007
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Burgundy Rose 5 

ch f King's Chapel - Catwalk Belle (MARTINELLI)

5 8-9 b
-
Calvin HabibLeon Erasmus
11
0790-88
i
Green, purple chevron, green sleeves, purple armbands and cuffs, green cap, purple peak (Mr S Parsons)

Great Aim 76 

b f Main Aim - Sacramento (Waldoboro)

4 8-5 b
-
K De MeloChris Erasmus 1
12
070009
i
Blue, white maltese cross, striped sleeves, white cap, blue peak (Miss L Van Der Westhuizen & Mr G J Maroun)

Possibly Not 5 

b f Great Britain - Not Possible (Dancer Man)

Non Runner
Verdict

Wide open. DANISH CROSS is having her 3rd run after a rest and could chalk up win number 2. She finished in front of OSCULATION in her penultimate and could repeat. AEROBATIC has a chance on collateral form which brings KUNGFOOFIGHTING into the picture. Recent acquisition RIVER AYRE, VARSITY PRINCESS and BURGUNDY ROSE race before this - watch the form.

Verdict

DANISH ROSS has run plenty of good races recently and seems the one they have to beat. Kungfoofighting makes most appeal among the others, while River Ayre can't be ruled out of things either.

19:15 Turffontein (RSA) 17 Apr 2018

Citizen Mr 104 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 81,242 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 1f 208y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
412120-
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs T J Wernars)

Crowd Pleaser 142 

b c CAPTAIN AL - Happy Jean (Charismatic)

5 9-9
-
K De MeloJohan J Van Vuuren
2
01-0775
i
White, royal blue inverted chevrons, collar and cuffs, white cap with blue peak (Messrs P T & P Dimakogiannis)

Romany Prince 10 

b g Kahal - Gypsy Queen (Royal Chalice)

6 9-6
-
G WrogemannOrmond Ferraris
3
3610-41
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs H Adams, D Chinsammy & Mrs T Chinsammy)

Let It Rain 80 

b g Dynasty - Gardener's Delight (Giant's Causeway)

6 9-5
-
P StrydomDan Katz
4
0-43521
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Dawn Assault 31 

b c Call To Combat - Cayman Ridge (Al Mufti)

5 9-1 b
-
Marco V'RensburgD Gray St John
5
30-6422
i
Dayglo orange, black spots, dayglo green collar and sleeves, dayglo orange cap (Mr D D MacLean)

Secret Captain 31 

gr g CAPTAIN AL - MYSTIC SPRING (Royal Academy)

5 8-7
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
6
121-052
i
Red and white quartered, red sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs M L P Rattray)

Pilou 17 

ch g Western Winter - Bardot (Badger Land)

5 8-6
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
7
0-65404
i
Green and black checks, checked sleeves, halved cap (Mrs J P Gardner & Messrs B G Gardner, Mark Khan &)

Top Shot 31 

ch g A P Arrow - Ja-ja (Jallad)

7 8-5
-
Lyle HewitsonGary Alexander
8
620-889
i
Red, gold star, gold sleeves, red stars, red cap, gold star (Mrs A Devachander & Mr G S Kotzen)

Gone Baby Gone 19 

b g Greys Inn - Native Gem (Lode)

8 8-3 b
-
C MaujeanGeoff Woodruff
Verdict

DAWN ASSAULT fought hard to beat SECRET CAPTAIN last time but on 1kg better terms the latter could turn it around. PILOU went too fast in that race and should get a lot closer to them here. TOP SHOT was also not far behind them and could get into the picture. CROWD PLEASER, ROMANY PRINCE and LET IT RAIN could get into the money.

Verdict

PILOU has fewer question marks about him than the others but can't afford for much to go wrong. Dawn Assault is most likely the sternest opposition, while Secret Captain is perhaps the most interesting other runner in the field.

19:50 Turffontein (RSA) 17 Apr 2018

Tab Pays The Full Dividend, No Limits Mr 98 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 78,751 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
05-0304
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Wonderwall 17 

b c Querari - Westwardly (Silvano)

4 9-6
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
2
656-520
i
Yellow, royal blue epaulettes, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr B P Finch, Mrs K Finch & Mr B Kantor)

Professor Brian (AUS)  17 

b g Encosta de Lago - Eskaw (Chief Bearhart)

6 9-6
-
K De MeloJoey Ramsden
3
20-0008
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Mr G Goksel)

Finchatton 17 

b g Right Approach - Rose Lipped Maiden (Fort Wood)

7 9-5
-
G WrogemannGokhan Terzi
4
753-774
i
Yellow, royal blue epaulettes, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr B Kantor)

Macduff (AUS)  35 

ch g Street Cry - Dancing (Spectrum)

6 9-4 b
-
P StrydomJoey Ramsden
5
418-119
i
Red, gold star, gold sleeves, red stars, red cap, gold star (Mesdames A Devachander & C Woodruff)

Zouaves 17 

b g Sail From Seattle - Zayna (Jallad)

5 9-4
-
Marco V'RensburgGeoff Woodruff
6
1960-30
i
Blue, white chevrons, halved sleeves, blue cap (Onamission Syndicate (nom: Mr Mathew F De Kock))

Puget Sound 45 

b g Sail From Seattle - La Bella Donna (Trempolino)

4 9-0
-
Craig ZackeyM F De Kock
7
5-32046
i
All vieux rose (Mr B Riley & Mr M G Azzie & Mrs S Azzie)

Splendid Garden 12 

ch g Black Minnaloushe - Gardener's Delight (Giant's Causeway)

7 9-0
-
Callan MurrayMike/adam Azzie
8
759-155
i
All royal blue (Messrs L M Nestadt, M Finlay & S M Nathan)

Cashin 17 

b g MOGOK - Count The Money (Among Men)

6 8-13
-
S BrownOrmond Ferraris
9
3404-63
i
Royal blue, yellow star and sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star (Mr P J & Mrs J Klaasen & Sean Tarry Racing C C (n)

Count Tassilo 33 

ch g Silvano - LIGHT FANDANGO (Cordoba)

6 8-11
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
10
78-2786
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Mr F Bronkhorst)

Dan The Lad 3 

b g Dan De Lago - Ashbrook (DOOWALEY)

5 8-10
-
Francois HerholdtPaul Matchett
11
14069-1
i
Light green, orange and black striped sleeves and cap (Mr L J Human)

Joey Piper 50 

b g Argonaut - Jo Piper (Goldkeeper)

Non Runner
Verdict

WONDERWALL showed that his run in the Guineas was all wrong when running a close 4th in the Senor Santa last time. ZOUAVES wasn't far behind him and both are capable over the 1400m. COUNT TASSILO is running close up and could take home a cheque. With a 4kg claim CASHIN comes into the reckoning. PUGET SOUND should be at peak fitness and could take honours.

Verdict

DAN THE LAD looks the one to be with, albeit narrowly but has little margin for error. Count Tassilo heads the dangers, while Macduff also requires consideration.

20:25 Turffontein (RSA) 17 Apr 2018

Next Turffontein Race Meeting Saturday 21 April Fm 62 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 47,502 ZAR - 16 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3-26741
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix))

Annie The Great 12 

b f Great Britain - Auspicious Anette (National Emblem)

4 9-7
-
Craig ZackeyMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
2
109-02
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Virginia Moon 21 

b f Twice Over - Hancock News (London News)

4 9-5
-
K De MeloPaul Peter
3
0-89328
i
Bright green and white quartered, striped sleeves and cap (Messrs J J Du Toit & M D De Kock)

Caribbean Bay 22 

b m Mullins Bay - Speedy Guest (Northern Guest)

8 9-5 b
-
Shadlee FortuneBill Human
4
66-4460
i
White and burgundy stripes, dark green sleeves, burgundy cap (Messrs A M Kapnias, M J Kapnias & A J Scheckter &)

Online 61 

b f Trippi - CYBER CENTO (Centenary)

5 9-4
-
Callan MurrayDorrie Sham
5
69
i
Yellow, fuchsia stripe, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Sean Tarry Racing C C (nom: Mr S G Tarry), Mrs B M)

Suprise Move (NZ)  47 

b f New Approach - Cloneen (Fasliyev)

5 9-4 b
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
6
0-34508
i
Violet, yellow spots, quartered cap (Ms F M Sparg & Mr B Riley)

Dawn Flight 28 

b m Elusive Fort - Rydethecreek (Parade Leader)

6 9-3 b
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
7
9852-03
i
Red, white cap (Mr & Mrs D S Alexander & Miss J A Alexander)

Ladies Club 15 

ch m Admire Main - Maroof's Grace (Maroof)

7 9-2
-
Dennis SchwarzGary Alexander
8
909230
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Charter Jet 19 

ch f A P Arrow - Millionaires Row (Way West)

5 8-13 b
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
9
124-206
i
Red, red and grey checked sleeves, grey cap, red star (Messrs C L Whittle & G, K & M M Nassif)

Queenie 24 

b f Rebel King - Big Five Jive (Tiger Dance)

5 8-13
-
R SimonsTony Nassif
10
5-97591
i
Red and yellow checked diamonds, yellow sleeves, red stars, quartered cap (Mr N F van Niekerk)

Nico's Chick 22 

b f Bold Silvano - Shee's Gone West (Way West)

4 8-11 b
-
R DanielsonBill Human
11
9088-39
i
Blue, red stars, blue sleeves, red seams, blue cap, red stars (Hartley Sa (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr P B Gibson) & Mr P B)

Tropical Blow 65 

b f Dynasty - Tropical Snow (Elliodor)

5 8-11
-
K ZechnerDavid Nieuwenhuizen 1
12
10-0006
i
Light green, orange and black striped sleeves and cap (Mr L J Human)

Galu Beach 22 

b f Jay Peg - Mombasa (Tiger Ridge)

Non Runner
13
475056-
i
Turquoise blue, cerise epaulettes and sleeves, turquoise blue armband, cerise cap (Messrs S F G Habib & Tyrone Zackey & Mr K P & Mrs)

Main Baby 126 

b f Main Aim - Jelly Baby (Jallad)

5 8-9
-
Mathew ThackerayTyrone Zackey
14
39-7505
i
Black, scarlet and gold hooped sleeves, scarlet cap (Messrs G Hodges, J Apfel & B O Wiid)

Snow Path 19 

ch f Noordhoek Flyer - Chinook (Windrush)

5 8-9
-
P StrydomBrian Wiid
15
50-6506
i
Blue, white squares, checked sleeves and cap (Mr H B Odendaal)

Banana Republic 19 

b f Mullins Bay - Shatrang (Royal Applause)

4 8-7
-
C MaujeanGary Alexander
16
780-705
i
Light green, orange and black striped sleeves and cap (Mr L J Human)

On The Thames 43 

b m Battersea Park - Avalanching (Western Winter)

Non Runner
17
1-80648
i
Yellow and purple checks, striped sleeves, yellow cap (Mr R Moffatt & Mrs J Moffatt)

Queensberry Square 19 

ch f Rebel King - Sherulestheskies (JET MASTER)

4 9-9 b
-
G WrogemannStephen Moffatt
18
60-2615
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Purdey 15 

b f Crusade - Secret Babe (Labeeb)

4 9-9
-
Devin HabibRomeo Francis
Verdict

VIRGINIA MOON should be at peak fitness now and the distance should be ideal. The one to beat. Stable companions DAWN FLIGHT and SURPRISE MOVE will be all out to lower her colours. LADIES CLUB has a previous engagement but if takes her place could get into the money. SNOW PATH, QUEENIE and ANNIE THE GREAT could take home minor money.

Verdict

CARIBBEAN BAY holds a sizeable advantage on form and sets a solid standard. Nico's Chick is the most pragmatic second option, while Suprise Move is another with the potential to be on the premises.