Shea Shea wins the Golden Horse Casino Sprint
Shea Shea wins the Golden Horse Casino Sprint

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GOLDEN HORSE CASINO SPRINT (Grade 1)

Scottsville, Turf, 1200m

28 May 2011

david thiselton
david thiselton

David Thiselton

Gold CircleThe Golden Horse Casino Sprint day at Scottsville was held in fine weather Saturday and was enjoyed by a festive crowd, while punters had a good day with fancied horses winning all four of the Grade 1 1200m features on the card. The penetrometer reading for the day was a good 22, but the inside draws appeared to hold an advantage.

The Geoff Woodruff-trained three-year-old National Emblem colt, Shea Shea, won the feature race, the Golden Horse Casino Sprint, a handicap race, under jockey Anthony Delpech, who, wary of horses diving for the inside, kept Shea Shea away from the rail and rode a patient race, delivering him late. He responded superbly and went past August Rush who had found the inside rail and finished a fine 0,75 length second. The bottom weight Polar Moon, drawn three, finished just 0,25 lengths further back in third. Winking Jack set the pace alone on the outside, hanging on for fourth ahead of Gaultier. The 13-20 favourite What A Winter took a bump early and from a draw of 11 was always going to battle to make up the ground.

Woodruff said the team had been left a bit deflated after the Grade 1 Computaform Sprint in which they were always chasing the lightning fast Val De Ra, before finishing third, but he revealed that Delpech believed Shea Shea would win the Golden Horse. Shea Shea is owned by Brian Joffe and Myron Berzack and was bred by Klawervlei Stud. The horse is named after Joffe’s grandson, Shea. Woodruff also won the Golden Horse two years ago with Earl Of Surrey.

GOLDEN HORSE CASINO SPRINT (Gr1)

Final Results

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

SHEA SHEA

58.0

110

4

A Delpech

Geoff Woodruff

2

0.75

AUGUST RUSH

57.0

105

6

B Fayd’Herbe

Neil Bruss

3

1.00

POLAR MOON

53.5

98

2

M V’Rensburg

Sean Tarry

4

1.10

WINKING JACK

56.0

103

13

G Lerena

Lance Wiid

5

2.35

GAULTIER

57.5

106

7

S Randolph

Mike Bass

6

2.85

WHAT A WINTER

59.5

113

10

K Neisius

Mike Bass

7

3.60

SPLASH GOLD

57.5

109

12

A Fortune

Dean Kannemeyer

8

4.10

BUSH PIRATE

57.5

106

9

G Hatt

Joey Ramsden

9

4.85

ELUSIVE RIVER (AUS)

54.0

102

5

A Marcus

Charles Laird

10

5.35

ARABIAN MIST

58.5

108

8

D David

Gary Alexander

11

5.60

RUSHING WIND

58.5

108

15

A Domeyer

Mike Bass

12

6.35

DANCE WITH AL

55.5

102

11

F Coetzee

Justin Snaith

13

7.10

RABATTACHE

60.0

111

3

I Sturgeon

Glen Puller

14

8.10

TWO TONE

58.0

107

1

* JP v’d Merwe

Mike Azzie

15

8.60

KAVANAGH

56.0

106

14

K Shea

Mike de Kock

16

14.85

GOOD THING

59.5

110

16

M Mienie

Wendy Whitehead

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