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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP NOMINEES

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charl pretorius racingweb

Charl Pretorius www.racingweb.co.zaIf the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup on 7 November was a board game called Cluedo, Professor Plum and all his guests would be suspects, and the scene of the crime would be Turffontein.

With every passing day, the plot thickens. Just this week Charles Laird sent out R1 million gelding Blue Voyager to a facile debut win and if collaterals are drawn this one would be rated somewhere in the mid 80’s and would make the final field.

This means that the connections of the early favourites Havasha and Smanjemanje have another runner to fear in the bay son of Muhtafal, who looks better than average if his 1200m success is anything to go by.

Already Pierre Jourdan, in beating Smanjemanje on objection last week and looking arguably the scopier of the two, has signaled a stern warning : He will be no pushover when the 16-horse field goes to post in less than a fortnight!

At this point it looks as if almost every Ready To Run entry to have won a race will qualify for the event, though at the bottom of the merit scale the connections of I’Lollipop and Mabhalane will be chewing their nails.

Whatever happens, the 2009 renewal of this glorious event has people talking, because the winner will go into the remainder of the Highveld Summer and the emerging Cape season with the mantle of South Africa’s leading three-year-old around his/her shoulders :

Entries for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, with race records, as at 27 October and sales prices are :

HORSE

MR

TRAINER

RECORD

COST

HAVASHA

94

Mike de Kock

3r,2w,1p

R260,000

FISANI

88

Mike de Kock

4r,2w,2p

R400,000

SMANJEMANJE

94

Tyrone Zackey

5r,1w,4p

R210,000

PIERRE JOURDAN

92

Gary Alexander

2r,2w,0p

R60,000

SNOW SPECIAL

78

Gary Alexander

3r,1w,0p

R280,000

KHETHANI

91

Roy Magner

6r,1w,2p

R130,000

ASHJAAN

90

Paul Matchett

7r,1w,1p

R190,000

MANNEQUIN

82

Paul Matchett

2r,1w,1p

R80,000

MLULEKI

79

Paul Matchett

5r,1w,3p

R70,000

ONEHUNDREDACREWOOD

88

Gavin van Zyl

6r,2w,2p

R85,000

BLUE VOYAGER

n/a

Charles Laird

1r,1w,0p

R1,000,000

MAHUBO

85

Herman Brown

5r,1w,4p

R900,000

SMART AL

83

Doug Campbell

5r,1w,4p

R100,000

SMANYO

81

Ivan Moore

3r,1w,0p

R85,000

VUMANI

81

Ivan Moore

6r,1w,2p

R60,000

SICOCO

78

Ormond Ferraris

3r,1w,0p

R300,000

I’LOLLIPOP

77

Kumaran Naidoo

10r,1w,4p

R140,000

DOLOMITE

n/a

Kumaran Naidoo

1r,0w,0p

R110,000

SUMMER DOT COM

n/a

Kumaran Naidoo

1r,0w,0p

R60,000

MABHALANE

77

Tony Nassif

5r,1w,1p

R120,000

SIZZLING GUY

77

Dominic Zaki

3r,0w,1p

R30,000

GORGEOUS GEORGE

75

Gavin Smith

5r,0w,2p

R100,000

RAJINZKY

70

John Vos

5r,0w,0p

R70,000

COASTAL CLUB

69

Terry Lowe

3r,0w,1p

R100,000

CLUB VICTOR

n/a

Terry Lowe

1r,0w,1p

R240,000

GALAXY QUEST

64

Leon Erasmus

4r,0w,0p

R50,000

BHUSENDE

n/a

Charles Laird

Unraced

R250,000

CHA CHA QUEEN

n/a

Geoff Woodruff

2r,0w,1p

R210,000

MAKEMEFAMOUS

n/a

Greg & Karen Anthony

1r,0w,1p

R220,000

MAKULU-KULU

n/a

Michael Miller

3r,0w,3p

R100,000

TEMPANO

n/a

Roy Magner

2r,0w,1p

R90,000

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R1,5 MILLION EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

7 NOVEMBER 2009

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

8 NOVEMBER 2009

For more information please visit :

www.tba.co.za and www.summerhill.co.za