Martial Eagle wins J&B Met
Martial Eagle wins J&B Met

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J&B MET (Grade 1)

Kenilworth, Turf, 2000m

2 February 2013

Martial Eagle scored a hard-fought victory in the R2.5-million J&B Met (Grade 1) over 2000m at Kenilworth on Saturday.

The early pace was not overly quick and Piere Strydom aboard Pomodoro decided to speed up the tempo after about 800m and sent his mount to the front from Hill Fifty Four and Martial Eagle. Jackson and Slumdogmillionaire were well placed while stablemates Bravura and King of Pain were at the rear.

Pomodoro led into the straight but was soon challenged by Hill Fifty Four with Martial Eagle, Beach Beauty and Jackson in pursuit as Slumdogmillionaire quickly faded from contention.

Hill Fifth Four soon took Pomodoro’s measure but Martial Eagle now ranged alongside and the two went head to head for the line. Martial Eagle had the edge and kept going under jockey Aldo Domeyer to ward off a gallant Hill Fifty Four by a long neck. Beach Beauty edged Pomodoro out of third place, while Jackson finished fifth, 4.35 lengths behind the winner, with Tribal Dance sixth.

Martial Eagle, owned by prominent Cape owner Sabine Plattner, gave trainer Yogas Govender his first win from his first runner in the J&B Met.

FINAL RESULT

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

MARTIAL EAGLE

58.0

112

14

A Domeyer

Yogas Govender

2

0.30

HILL FIFTY FOUR

58.0

107

13

M Byleveld

Vaughan Marshall

3

1.80

BEACH BEAUTY

57.5

112

10

S Cormack

Dennis Drier

4

2.10

POMODORO

60.0

113

7

P Strydom

Sean Tarry

5

4.35

JACKSON

60.0

114

4

K Teetan

Brett Crawford

6

5.10

TRIBAL DANCE

58.0

107

11

R Khathi

Vaughan Marshall

7

6.10

FABIANI

58.0

106

2

G van Niekerk

Glen Kotzen

8

6.40

KING OF PAIN

53.0

107

12

G Hatt

Joey Ramsden

9

6.60

BRAVURA

58.0

111

5

A Marcus

Joey Ramsden

10

7.00

ICE MACHINE

58.0

106

9

K Neisius

Garth Puller

11

7.10

SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE

60.0

112

1

B Lerena

Gavin van Zyl

12

7.20

BLACK WING

58.0

106

8

F Coetzee

Brett Crawford

13

7.60

BULSARA

58.0

102

6

M Odendaal

Gavin van Zyl

14

8.10

MASTER PLAN

60.0

111

3

R Fradd

Greg Ennion

15

8.85

RUN FOR IT

58.0

109

15

B Fayd’Herbe

Justin Snaith

Extract from Tab News

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