Smanjemanje wins London News Stakes
Smanjemanje wins London News Stakes

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LONDON NEWS STAKES (Grade 3)

Turffontein, Turf, 1800m

8 January 2012

Jack Milner - Racing Express
Jack Milner - Racing Express

Jack Milner

Racing ExpressApprentice Grant van Niekerk appears to have built up a great relationship with Smanjemanje, having now registered a second feature success in three starts on the five-year-old Summerhill Ready To Run graduate.

The Tyrone Zackey-trained Smanjemanje galloped on from midfield to capture the Grade 3 London News Stakes over 1800m on the inside track at Turffontein on Sunday.

Going off at 16-1, he managed to hold off The Apache (28-10) by a head with fellow Summerhill Ready To Run graduate Pierre Jourdan 1.40 lengths back in third. Seal completed the Quartet.

DJ Detzky made the early pace and was closely followed by Queen’s Bay, Ilsanpietro and Smanjemanje. Raymond Danielson had The Apache nearer the back of the field, racing one position off the rail, while Sean Cormack placed Pierre Jourdan on The Apache’s inside.

As they came for home Ilsanpietro was quick to take the lead, but was soon challenged by Seal and Smanjemanje. While The Apache switched out for a run, Pierre Jourdan went to the inside and for a few strides battled to get galloping room. By the time Cormack had urged the favourite through the gap, Smanjemanje and The Apache had built up a useful lead and, despite hanging out in the closing stages, Smanjemanje held on to his advantage.

“He’s done it all himself, he has a big heart,” said Zackey. “I haven’t woken up from his last win in the Victory Moon Stakes. I was worried about the track as I thought it would be too short for him.”

Extract from Racing Express

SMANJEMANJE

Kahal (GB) x In Style by Model Man

5 Year Old Bay Gelding

Owners : George Barker, Kevin Backos and Nadine Backos

Trainer : Tyrone Zackey

Jockey : Grant van Niekerk

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

Win Time : 109.83

Career Record : 5 Wins, 12 Places, 35 Starts

Career Earnings : R776,700

SMANJEMANJE is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2008 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

RACE RESULTS

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

SMANJEMANJE

57.0

103

3

* G Van Niekerk

Tyrone Zackey

2

0.10

THE APACHE

60.0

114

6

R Danielson

Gavin van Zyl

3

1.25

PIERRE JOURDAN

58.0

116

1

S Cormack

Gary Alexander

4

1.75

SEAL

57.5

107

2

M Mienie

Gavin van Zyl

5

2.25

ILSANPIETRO (BRZ)

58.0

111

4

J Geroudis

Mike de Kock

6

4.25

GOLDEN SWORD (GB)

55.5

117

9

W Marwing

Mike de Kock

7

5.00

QUEEN’S BAY

54.0

105

5

D David

Mike Azzie

8

7.50

BELMONTE

55.0

87

7

S Brown

Saeed Mohideen

9

13.00

DJ DETZKY

56.0

95

8

G Wrogemann

Louis Goosen

Late Scratching

10

0.00

DANCEWITHTHEDEVIL

58.0

116

5

G Lerena

St John Gray

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