emperors palace ready to run cup trophy
emperors palace ready to run cup trophy

R1.5 MILLION EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

7 NOVEMBER 2009 

Well, we’re not able to make any statements about where the cut-off is going to be, because that’s a matter for the handicappers’ discretion. While merit-rating is always a more than useful guide, three-year-olds are improving dramatically at this time of year, and they’ve got a devil’s duty trying to decide who to leave in and who to exclude. Bloodstock South Africa is maintaining a log (based on merit rating), so players can go to www.summerhill.co.za and follow the trail to the Holy Grail!

There are several new aspirants chasing the big trophy, some of which are making their débuts this weekend, and it’s possible a couple of them might displace one or two at the lower end of the ladder. Already this week, we’ve seen some sparkling displays from Mluleki, a winner by two and three quarter lengths for Paul Matchett on Saturday at Turffontein and Mike de Kock’s Fisani, carrying the colours of Sheikh Mohammed, strode away by 2.5 lengths from the outside gate on the inner track, against older horses. That was a class performance, recording her second win, and she will be very near the top of the boards when the gates open on the 7th November.

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MERIT RATINGS AS AT 19 OCTOBER 2009

HORSE

SIRE

SEX

MR

SMANJEMANJE

Kahal

C

96

HAVASHA

Kahal

C

94

ASHJAAN

Malhub

F

93

SECOND WORLD

Second Empire

C

91

KHETANI

Labeeb

C

91

PIERRE JOURDAN

Parade Leader

C

89

ONEHUNDREDACREWOOD

Malhub

F

88

TRAFALGAR LEGACY

Rock Of Gibraltar

C

88

FISANI

Kahal

F

88

DIGNIFICATION

Muhtafal

F

85

MAHUBO

National Emblem

C

85

MANNEQUIN

Kahal

F

82

COCOA ROSE

Kahal

F

82

VUMANI

Malhub

C

81

SMART AL

Al Mufti

C

81

SMANYO

Second Empire

C

81

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KWELA-KWELA

Muhtafal

F

80

NYAKATHO

Labeeb

C

80

BUKA MINA

Slew The Red

F

80

ROSETTA STONE

Jet Master

F

80

WARMONGER

Kabool

F

80

HOLD THE GOLD

Captain Al

C

79

MLULEKI

Muhtafal

C

79

SICOCO

Muhtafal

C

78

HEY MON

Requiem

C

78

SNOW SPECIAL

Spectrum

C

78

GUNG HO

Labeeb

F

77

I’LOLLIPOP

National Emblem

F

77

MABHALANE

National Emblem

C

77

SIZZLING GUY

Slew The Red

C

77

CRY HAVOC

Caesour

C

75

TOBRUSKY

Lavery

C

75

GORGEOUS GEORGE

Labeeb

C

75

BABAZANI

Slew The Red

C

74

FAST DOT COM

Lavery

C

74

STANN CREEK

Strike Smartly

F

73

MACK M

Labeeb

C

73

I’GEM

Kahal

F

72

SALUTATION

Requiem

F

72

JIKA MAJIKA

Malhub

C

71

SPICE CLUB

Fan Club’s Mister

F

71

RUNNING RIOT

Muhtafal

F

70

CRIMSON MOONLIGHT (Aus)

Untouchable

F

70

GOODTOSEEYOU

Malhub

F

68

LAST TOUCH

Slew The Red

F

67

JIBE CITY

Kahal

F

66

MATHAFA

National Emblem

C

66

ROMAN WORLD

Caesour

F

65

GATHERING LIGHT

Requiem

F

64

GALAXY QUEST

Kahal

C

64

BEYOND REVENGE

Labeeb

C

63

PEN MAN

Lecture

C

62

SEISMIC SHIFT

Labeeb

C

60

RAMBUNCTIOUS

Muhtafal

F

45

BOLD CRUSADER

Malhub

C

43

SPESHIMINIAAL

Badger’s Drift

C

38

THE TRAIL OF THE TROPHY

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