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

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

(Photo : Gareth du Plessis)

THE EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, Turf, 1400m

5 November 2011

Nico Kritsiotis
Nico Kritsiotis

Nico KritsiotisWith only 10 days to go to the running of the R2 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup over 1400 metres at Turffontein, the panel choosing the final field have released the latest log based on the 32 official entries received last Friday. The log up until last week listed all those graduates from last year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run sale whose owners had “ticked the box” and who had run before. The log order is obviously subject to change between now and final declarations which take place on Tuesday 1st November. Only 16 horses can run and supplementary entries close this Friday 28th October. The log as it currently stands with merit ratings included is :

#

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

The picking of the final field will be no easy task for the panel which this year is made up of Gold Circle’s Graeme Hawkins, Phumelela’s Patrick Davis and Senior NHRA handicapper Roger Smith. Fillies enjoyed pride of finishing positions in the 2010 running with Hollywoodboulevard and the champion filly Igugu filling the exacta. It is worthwhile noting that at time of going to press, the top rated horse in the field is Sean Tarry’s filly, Extra Zero, who has already had 6 runs and is Group 1 placed having run third to Princess Victoria, last season’s champion 2 year-old filly in the Golden Slipper on Vodacom Durban July day. Sean also has Verrochio entered. He was a very impressive winner at Turffontein last week for his Congolese connections, the Papageorgiou’s who were on hand to witness their horse’s maiden win but he seems held by Red Barrel on their first meeting. The maestro Mike de Kock is well represented again in this year’s race. Red Barrel, formerly named Ararat, won very well on debut and was not hard pressed to win his race at the Vaal over 1200 metres. He has a lot of scope and the form behind him is working out well. Frontino Gold continues to get better with each and every run and may prove to be the one to beat on the 5th November. Port Elizabeth trainer Yvette Bremner has Blaze of Fire, a son of Victory Moon entered. He ran fifth in last weekend’s Racing Association Stakes at Fairview and was well beaten by Changingoftheguard. Cape Town’s hopes rest with Admiral John Peter, co-owned by Klawervlei Stud’sGrant Knowles and Markus Jooste whilst KwaZulu-Natal’s chief hope may well be Penhaligon from the Alyson Wright yard. The son of Daylami won his maiden in facile fashion over 1800 metres by 3.25 lengths. It is all in the melting pot with horses clambering to qualify for the big prize on offer. Whatever transpires, the final field will be made up of horses to follow for the rest of the season.

Extract from www.sportingpost.co.za

emperors palace ready to run sale 2011
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