(Photo : Greig Muir)
EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP
Turffontein, Turf, 1400m
3 November 2012
The big news this morning was the emergence of Admire Main as a Sire to be reckoned with. This afternoon, its Mullins Bay, whose first crop daughter, Sean Tarry’s unbeaten Tinchy Stryder, took herself to the top of the betting boards for the R2.5million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup with a compelling win on Tuesday evening.
Her victims included the hitherto unbeaten R2million Giant’s Causeway purchase, Blueridge Mountain, Mike de Kock’s even money favourite, Honorine, and her fellow Ready To Run Cup aspirant, Negev, trained by Louis Goosen. Both she and Negev trailed the field early, and both will have provided their Ready To Run connections with some confidence for the big day on 3rd November.
But Tinchy Stryder’s by no means a one-pony trick for Mullins Bay. He also has Elegant Bay among those likely to get a run, and has three more on the fringe of qualifying, while Alec Laird and Emelio Baisero’sGitiano, has his sights firmly on the Dingaans (Gr.2).
So, six with a ticket, and one already set for the big time, tells us one thing - if you’re not at the gallops tomorrow (27°C expected), put a sticker in your catalogue alongside the Mullins Bays.