Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup Log
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup Log

“FIELD OF DREAMS”

The field for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup is starting to take shape. With less than 2 weeks until the 5 November showdown, the final lineup is no longer a matter of Merit Ratings alone.

The independent panel of Roger Smith (Senior Handicapper, NHRA), Graeme Hawkins (Gold Circle) and Patrick Davis (Phumelela), hold the final discretion as to what horses should make up the 16 horse field, and their job is to try and pick a horse that’s most likely to be competitive over 1400m on the 1st Saturday in November at Turffontein, racing for R2million.

In other words, if you look like an out-and-out 1000m sand specialist or like a future Gold Cup winner, the fact that you may be higher rated than a 1400m specialist, or an up-and-coming Guineas aspirant, won’t guarantee you a place ahead of the latter.

Of course, there is still a week to stake your horse’s claim amongst the final invitees so all is not lost if you don’t find yourself in the top 16 this week.

Protem, this is the likely field if it were carded today.

R2MILLION EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, Turf, 1400m

5 November 2011

Entries in invite order :

#

Horse

Sex

MR

Trainer

1

EXTRA ZERO

F

94

Sean Tarry

2

RED BARREL

C

80

Mike de Kock

3

VEROCCHIO (AUS)

C

86

Sean Tarry

4

KINEMATIC COUNTESS

F

86

Roy Magner

5

ADMIRAL JOHN PETER

G

81

Dean Kannemeyer

6

FRONTINO GOLD (AUS)

C

86

Mike de Kock

7

BLAZE OF FIRE

C

88

Yvette Bremner

8

ACAPELLA

C

82

Brian Wiid

9

DANSILI EXPRESS (AUS)

C

84

Mike de Kock

10

SAUCY SAVANNAH

F

81

Mike de Kock

11

SHEZTHECLUBQUEEN

F

84

Terry Lowe

12

PENHALIGON

C

84

Alyson Wright

13

AMERICANO

G

71

Paul Matchett

14

SOLAR CHARGED

C

81

Gavin Smith

15

MOET MAGIC

F

77

Sean Tarry

16

TONY’S TIPPLE

G

80

Louis Goosen

Below The Line

17

COUNTESS BACARDI

F

79

Gavin van Zyl

18

BONNY BLUE

F

78

Ernie Anderson

19

IMPARTIAL JUSTICE

G

75

Pat Lunn

20

BLAZING SUNSET

G

81

Clinton Binda

21

ABUDHABI

G

52

Yvette Bremner

22

DEA DEA

F

78

John Vos

23

IKATI

F

77

Dennis Drier

24

KING’S CASTLE

G

0

Erico Verdonese

25

LIGHT BLUE

F

80

Dean Kannemeyer

26

PRIVATE BANKING

G

71

Kumaran Naidoo

27

PROUD MOMENT

F

68

Paul Lafferty

28

SECRET FORT

F

78

Gavin Smith

29

SHE’S GOT GEARS

F

61

Yvette Bremner

30

THE ALAMO

C

0

Brian Wiid

31

THE CLUB KING

G

0

Terry Lowe

32

TOP TALENT

F

74

Kumaran Naidoo

National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

Correct as at 24 October 2011

Supplementary entries close Friday 28 October 2011

Final declarations Tuesday 1 November 2011

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Germiston, South Africa

Sunday 6th November 2011

For more information, please visit :

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

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