Pierre Jourdan wins his seasonal debut
Pierre Jourdan wins his seasonal debut

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AFRICAN BETTING CLAN CONDITIONS PLATE

Turffontein, Turf, 1450m

17 September 2011

Pierre Jourdan made an early seasonal debut on Saturday at Turffontein where he lined up in a 1450m Conditions Plate and made his supporters sweat in justifying 17-20 favouritism.

Nicci Garner writes that Gary Alexander’s charge, who had run Igugu to a length in the Vodacom Durban July at Greyville last season, was “80% fit”, according to the stable, but was still considered to have so much more class than his opposition that few pundits would hear of him getting beaten. An even-money chance moments before the off, a surge of support just before the off saw his odds shorten further.

Derreck David, who has piloted Pierre Jourdan more than any other jockey, settled the Parade Leader five-year-old gelding near the rear as Lochlorien set the pace from Without Malice and DJ Detzky. Gavin Lerena had Mike Azzie’s pacemaker a few lengths clear as the runners motored through the 400m marker, while Pierre Jourdan was battling to find a clear run. A gap opened and Pierre Jourdan pounced into it, finding daylight just in time to mow down the front-runners and put his head in front just a few strides from home. He won in workmanlike fashion with Without Malice lunging late to snatch second from Lochlorien, 0.50 lengths back. The winner’s stablemate Rebel Knight came from second last to finish fourth.

Extract from TAB Online

PIERRE JOURDAN

PARADE LEADER (USA) - VIN FIZZ by Qui Danzig (USA)

5 Year Old Bay Gelding

Owners : Emilio Baisero and Gary Alexander

Trainer : Gary Alexander

Jockey : Derreck David

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

Win Time : 87.34

Career Record : 8 Wins, 6 Places, 15 Starts

Career Earnings : R4,100,675

Pierre Jourdan is a Summerhill graduate from the 2008 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

RACE RESULT

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

PIERRE JOURDAN

61.0

112

5

D David

Gary Alexander

2

0.50

WITHOUT MALICE

51.0

96

8

M Yeni

George Scott

3

0.55

LOCHLORIEN

56.0

100

3

G Lerena

Mike Azzie

4

1.50

REBEL KNIGHT

58.0

108

10

W Marwing

Gary Alexander

5

1.75

OZYMANDIAS

56.0

90

7

* N Juglall

Weiho Marwing

6

2.00

DJ DETZKY

61.0

98

1

P Strydom

Louis Goosen

7

3.25

SOUL MASTER

54.0

92

2

D Mansour

Geoff Woodruff

8

5.25

LAKE ALBERT

58.0

86

6

S Chambers

Brian Wiid

9

5.50

OKEECHOBEE

52.0

77

4

R Simons

Paul Matchett

10

10.75

COUNT EXPRESS

54.0

102

9

A Delpech

Ormond Ferraris

Late Scratchings

11

0.00

SOUTH COUNTRY

58.0

98

7

* J P van der Merwe

Joe Soma

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