pick sixPick Six (SA Horseracing)Summerhill-bred Pick Six (Rambo Dancer x Choice Field) is ideally placed to score a Gommagomma Challenge double when he was drawn at No 8 for this year’s R3.5 million race to be run over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 3 May 2008.

The Gomma Gomma Challenge is one of three Grade 1 races to take place on Champions Day. The others are the Tedelex Computaform Sprint over 1000m and the Edblo SA Derby over 2450m. Also carded to be run on Champions Day are the Audi Centre East Rand SA Oaks, the PG Bison SA Nursery, the Unitrans SA Fillies Nursery, the Emperors Palace Gold Bowl and the Grafton Everest Camellia Stakes, all Grade 2 events.

While no supplementary runners were added to the Gommagomma Challenge, another Summerhill-bred, Lets Rock ‘n Roll (Muhtafal-First Arrival, by Northern Guest) from Paul Matchett’s stable was drafted into the entries for the Compuatform Sprint while Royal Captive joins the nominations for the SA Derby, giving Sean Tarry a possible runner in the race.

Charles Laird has named five runners for the Gommagomma Challenge and two of them at least have landed decent draws. Other than Pick Six, three-year-old Causation is drawn at No 2 while Vodacom Durban July winner, Hunting Tower, Horse Chestnut Stakes winner Our Giant, and Likeithot have drawn at Nos 21, 14 and 26 respectively.

Causation, like a few other three-year-olds, has also been entered in the SA Derby and trainers will need to decide by Thursday morning which of the two races their runners will contest.

Final declarations close at 11am on Thursday 24 May.

GOMMAGOMMA CHALLENGE (Grade 1)(Open) R3500000 2000m
18 BUY AND SELL (S G Tarry) 58.0
21 HUNTING TOWER (C Laird) 58.0
4 MALTEME (A G Laird) 58.0
14 OUR GIANT (C Laird) 58.0
8 PICK SIX (C Laird) 58.0
28 STRATEGIC NEWS (D Cunha) 58.0
15 SUCCESFUL BIDDER (S G Tarry) 58.0
29 NATURAL SELECTION (O A Ferraris) 56.5
20 PRINCE ASAD (G V Woodruff) 56.5
11 ALPE D’HEUZ (G M Alexander) 55.5
9 AUTUMN FROST (M F De Kock) 55.5
37 BOUND BY HONOUR (S G Tarry) 55.5
7 BRAGGADACIO (M F De Kock) 55.5
13 BUSCADOR (G V Woodruff) 55.5
34 CAPTAIN CORAGEOUS (L Wiid) 55.5
36 CATMANDU (A Kirsten) 55.5
35 COZUMEL (D Zaki) 55.5
17 DESERT LINKS (B Marcus) 55.5
19 EMPEROR NAPOLEON (M F De Kock) 55.5
27 FORK LIGHTENING (S G Tarry) 55.5
22 HURRICANE SILVER (D Zaki) 55.5
26 LIKEITHOT (C Laird) 55.5
32 SILVERPOINT (M G Azzie) 55.5
12 SINGING SWORD (T Zackey) 55.5
3 STRATOS (M G Azzie) 55.5
6 IMBONGI (M F De Kock) 54.0
30 SHE’S ON FIRE (O A Ferraris) 54.0
33 ADMIRAL’S DAUGHTER (G V Woodruff) 53.0
2 CAUSATION (C Laird) 53.0
1 EDDINGTON (D Zaki) 53.0
31 FULL POWER (G V Woodruff) 53.0
16 HAMLOOL (M F De Kock) 53.0
10 HORATIO (S G Tarry) 53.0
24 KILCOY CASTLE (S G Tarry) 53.0
23 KINGDOM COME (G V Woodruff) 53.0
5 RUDRA (M F De Kock) 53.0

TEDELEX COMPUTAFORM SPRINT (Grade 1)(Weight for Age) R1000000 1000m
2 ARCHIPELIGO (D R Drier) 60.0
12 ATLANTIC INN (S G Tarry) 60.0
4 CEDAR (B P Maroun) 60.0
8 FANYANA (B P Maroun) 60.0
13 FLINTLOCK (G M Alexander) 60.0
6 LET’S ROCK’N ROLL (P F Matchett) 60.0
1 LIGHTNING LECTURE (G M Alexander) 60.0
3 MYTHICAL FLIGHT (S G Tarry) 60.0
14 ACE OF HEARTS (J Vos) 58.5
10 BARTHEZ (S T Pettigrew) 58.5
7 J J THE JET PLANE (M N Houdalakis) 58.5
5 PORT OF YORK (L Lotz) 58.5
9 SEVENTH ROCK (C Laird) 58.5
15 EVENING ATTIRE (L Anderson) 57.5
11 ROSINANTE (P F Matchett) 56.0

EDBLO SA DERBY (Grade 1)(For 3 year olds) R1000000 2450m
8 ALUMINIUM (G V Woodruff) 57.0
17 AWESOME DOUBLE (G V Woodruff) 57.0
2 BLUE TOOTH (R P Lerena) 57.0
21 BURKE’S LUCK (D Zaki) 57.0
10 CASHEL (C Laird) 57.0
4 CAUSATION (C Laird) 57.0
13 CLASSIC OASIS (S T Pettigrew) 57.0
1 EDDINGTON (D Zaki) 57.0
6 FULL POWER (G V Woodruff) 57.0
11 HAMLOOL (M F De Kock) 57.0
12 KALEIDOSCOPIO (C Spies) 57.0
14 KINGS GAMBIT (L Wiid) 57.0
16 LION’S BLOOD (T Zackey) 57.0
18 MAJOR CHAMPION (G V Woodruff) 57.0
19 MASTER KHAN (C Spies) 57.0
3 QUICKSAND (S J Gray) 57.0
9 ROYAL CAPTIVE (S G Tarry) 57.0
15 RUDRA (M F De Kock) 57.0
7 SENOR VERSACE (C Laird) 57.0
20 SOLAR SYMBOL (C Laird) 57.0
5 THUNDERING JET (A G Laird) 57.0

AUDI CENTRE EAST RAND SA OAKS (Grade 2)(3 year old fillies) R400000 2450m
5 ALBIZIA (G V Woodruff) 57.0
12 AMI AMOR (D Cunha) 57.0
7 BLUE SWIFT (C Laird) 57.0
17 CANTIGA DE LUAR (C Spies) 57.0
15 CUIR DE RUSSIE (C Laird) 57.0
3 DESERT FLING (R R Sage) 57.0
8 FAIRY GOLD (A G Laird) 57.0
9 FRONT OF HOUSE (M F De Kock) 57.0
11 GAROTA DE IPANEMA (M F De Kock) 57.0
20 GRANDALEA (WGC Miller) 57.0
2 HAPPY SPIRIT (W H Marwing) 57.0
4 IMPERIALIST (W H Marwing) 57.0
19 LINCOLN ECHO (R R Sage) 57.0
18 LOGONTONEWS (D Zaki) 57.0
6 MONEYCANTBUYMELOVE (G V Woodruff) 57.0
10 MOON STORM (M F De Kock) 57.0
1 RAVEN (S T Pettigrew) 57.0
16 SNOW CHARM (M G Azzie) 57.0
14 SUPER JEAN (W H Tolmay) 57.0
13 URABAMBA (R R Sage) 57.0

PG BISON SA NURSERY (Grade 2)(For 2 year olds) R500000 1160m
1 BIG COMMOTION (D Zaki) 57.0
9 CERISE CHERRY (P F Matchett) 57.0
14 FOREST PATH (M F De Kock) 57.0
2 HURRICANE FORCE (C Laird) 57.0
7 MASTER OF ALL (A G Laird) 57.0
5 MDANSI (M F De Kock) 57.0
3 MPUMELELO (T Zackey) 57.0
10 OMERTA (R R Magner) 57.0
13 QUI HARBOUR (P F Matchett) 57.0
8 SECRET LIFE (P F Matchett) 57.0
4 SOUL PATROL (R R Magner) 57.0
15 VALOR NATIVO (C Spies) 57.0
6 WAR OF CONQUEST (A G Laird) 57.0
11 WARM WHITE NIGHT (C Laird) 57.0

UNITRANS SA FILLIES NURSERY (Grade 2)(For 2 year old fillies) R400000 1160m
8 AKILAH (L Anderson) 57.0
12 BEAUTIFUL JO (C Spies) 57.0
10 CRIMSON LADY (A G Laird) 57.0
2 FAKAZI (P F Matchett) 57.0
7 GOLDEN SCOLD (P F Matchett) 57.0
6 HER EXCELLENCY (C Laird) 57.0
5 KESHA (A Kirsten) 57.0
3 KIRIBATI (S G Tarry) 57.0
13 MERLENE DE LAGO (C Laird) 57.0
11 ON HER TOES (M G Azzie) 57.0
1 RESOUNDING SPIRIT (A Kirsten) 57.0
9 ROCK CONCERT (G V Woodruff) 57.0
14 THEKKADY (M G Azzie) 57.0
4 ZIRCONEUM (M F De Kock) 57.0

EMPERORS PALACE GOLD BOWL (Grade 2)(Open) R500000 3200m
8 PRINCE ASAD (G V Woodruff) 60.0
9 LIKEITHOT (C Laird) 59.5
4 SILVERPOINT (M G Azzie) 58.5
10 SPITZBERGEN (O A Ferraris) 56.5
7 MEMBRADO (S G Tarry) 56.0
12 LONG DOLLAR (W H Marwing) 55.5
6 AUTUMN FROST (M F De Kock) 54.0
2 PACIFIC CHARM (J Vos) 54.0
13 PARIS TO PEKING (T Zackey) 54.0
5 PACIFIC WARRIOR (J Vos) 53.5
3 WESTERN WALK (J Vos) 53.5
11 ACCORD (W Whitehead) 53.0
1 MAN’S MOOD (M N Houdalakis) 49.0

GRAFTON EVEREST CAMELLIA STAKES (Grade 2)(Fillies & Mares) R220000 1160m
15 ETHEREAL LADY (S G Tarry) 57.0
26 SOFT LANDING (G V Woodruff) 56.0
7 RAT BURANA (M F De Kock) 55.0
10 EVENING ATTIRE (L Anderson) 54.5
1 GOOD SAMARITAN (L Anderson) 54.5
13 START ME UP (G V Woodruff) 54.5
22 ALEJATE (G W Anthony) 54.0
24 CARRY ON KATIE (C Laird) 54.0
9 CHIPPI (L Lotz) 54.0
12 EASTERN FLAME (J M Heylen) 54.0
16 GARDEN PRINCESS (M L Roberts) 54.0
2 LADY PEREZ (B Webber) 54.0
29 MAGGIE KAY (J M Heylen) 54.0
30 MANZANILLA (R R Sage) 54.0
17 NOSSA JOIA (G V Woodruff) 54.0
28 PROVE IT (B Webber) 54.0
3 SCHOOL ASSEMBLY (S G Tarry) 54.0
31 STATE FACTOR (M G Azzie) 54.0
4 SURABI (D Zaki) 54.0
20 SYMBOL OF LIGHT (D R Drier) 54.0
6 TESS MCGILL (G V Woodruff) 54.0
25 WORLDWISE (J M Heylen) 54.0
11 EMBLEM OF LIBERTY (G V Woodruff) 53.5
21 DUKE’S WOMAN (R R Sage) 52.5
18 LADY BEQUICK (S G Tarry) 52.5
5 LADY BONZER (C Laird) 52.5
19 NIMLEY (S G Tarry) 52.5
8 PICADILLY MISS (J M Heylen) 52.5
27 SEAT OF POWER (A G Laird) 52.5
23 SUPER SARAH (P F Matchett) 52.5
14 WOELFIN (C Spies) 52.5

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