Graeme Hawkins
Graeme Hawkins

Graeme Hawkins

(Photo : Gareth du Plessis)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

2nd and 4th November 2012

In “Consider Your Verdict” earlier in the week, we gave you the picks for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale of the most powerful “bench” in racing. Mike de Kock, Sean Tarry, Dean Kannemeyer, Michael Roberts, Graeme Hawkins, Jehan Malherbe, Alec Laird and Yusuke Tsukahara were restricted though in their selections, to the three colts and three fillies they thought might do the job in next year’s R2.5million Ready To Run Cup. Inevitably, this means they will have been torn between any number of horses in the catalogue, and if you’d care to look at their notes in the years to come, you’ll find they pencilled in more than a few others that went on to distinguished careers as well.

For that reason, and especially because we want to be true to the adage, now well established, that “there’s a horse for everyone in the Ready To Run”, we asked “Mr Racing”, Graeme Hawkins, to provide us with his value choices from the day, in the hope that we could broaden the net a little, and provide succour for those with an eye for a bargain.

Colts

17 FRANCOIS P

Captain Al - Great Wall

88 ILIYSHE (AUS)

Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Reem Albaraari (GB)

73 BELLA’S BOY

Mullins Bay (GB) - New York Folly

(Really nice, coul be good value buy)

197 YEAROFTHEDRAGON

Kahal (GB) - Electric Elegance

72 SOLAR STAR

Kahal (GB) - Nevada Sunrise (USA)

(Really nice, could be good value buy)

108 UNNAMED

A.P. Arrow - Silwood

(May need time but plenty of scope)

28 STORM INCOMING

Mullins Bay (GB) - Hlabelela

(Looks really nice sort)

Fillies

130 ETHEMBA

Kahal (GB) - Trusted Instinct (AUS)

95 UKULALA

Kahal (GB) - Roman Dream

86 WATERS EDGE

Mullins Bay (GB) - Rainbow Lady

120 ADMIRAL’S EYE

Admire Mian (JPN) - Surfers Eye

87 RAINBOW RED

A.P. Arrow (USA) - Rainbow Red

(Lacked pedigree but eye-catching number)

2 TOAST OF THE TOWN

Mullins Bay (GB) - Favoured Nation

(Could be really good value buy)

66 AYESSAYPEE

A.P. Arrow (USA) - Mythical Madam

(May need time but looks a classic sort)

A couple of other experts shared their opinions too, both of them renowned pickers:

Tony Rivalland

Colts

31 UNNAMED

Jet Master - Hunter’s Glen

88 ILITSHE (AUS)

Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Reem Albaraari (GB)

157 DIE KAT (AUS)

Tale Of The Cat (USA) - America’s Idol (USA)

Fillies

47 MYSTICAL STAR

Jet Master - Leading Dame

120 ADMIRAL’S EYE

Admire Main (JPN) - Surfers Eye

199 IKIMASU

Admire Main (JPN) - Espinado

Gavin van Zyl

(He wasn’t giving much away in the presence of “arch” patron, Brian Burnard!)

Colt

17 FRANCOIS P

Captain Al - Great Wall

Don’t forget though, the Summerhill stables were alive on the weekend with visitors from various realms, equally intrigued by what was on offer. Besides John Plumtree, or “coach” as he’s known to the Sharks rugby players, the interest at Summerhill has maintained itself well into the week, and many of those who’ve either visited or been in touch, have sought the choices of the people closest to the horses, our jockeys and grooms. For their opinions, please visit Summerhill’s Ready To Run news page… click here!

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

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2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

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www.tba.co.za

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