Negev - Syringa Handicap (Listed) / JC Photos (p)

Negev - Syringa Handicap (Listed) / JC Photos (p)


Turffontein, Turf, 1600m
25 May 2014

Summerhill-bred filly Negev (Stronghold - Haifaa) silenced her doubters Sunday when bolting home in the Syringa Handicap (Listed) over 1600m at Turffontein.

The 4-year-old, although coming into the race fit and well, was the lesser fancied of trainer Louis Goosen’s challenge, and surprised many by getting first run on the pack and staying on all the way up the straight. Jockey Gunter Wrogemann rode a good race to keep Negev plugging away and she ran on strongly to hold the classy Mike de Kock-trained Ilha Bela (Fort Wood) to a quarter length at the line in a time of 99,46 secs. Negev’s more fancied stablemate Moggytwoshoes (Mogok) ran on well for third, while the Ormond Ferraris-trained Erin (Fort Wood) maintained her consistent form by flying up late for fourth.

Negev, a half-sister to top Two-Year-Old of her generation, Extra Zero (Way West), is a R330,000 Summerhill graduate of the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale and is by Stronghold out of the Irish bred Doyoun mare, Haifaa. Runner-up in the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, the current joint leader of the KZN Breeders Series is a consistent performer with a career record of 4 wins and 30 places from 30 starts, including a third behind Cherry On The Top (Tiger Ridge) in the Fillies Mile (Grade 3) and a fine second behind Jackodore (Toreador) in the Nkosazana Stakes (Listed). This win takes Negev’s career earnings of R970,000.

Final Result

# Horse Jockey Trainer Kg Draw Lengths
1 NEGEV G Wrogermann Louis Goosen 56.5 4 0.0
2 ILHA BELA A Delpech Mike de Kock 59.5 6 0.2
3 MOGGYTWOSHOES J Sampson Louis Goosen 57.7 1 2.8
4 ERIN *A Auchauruz Ormond Ferraris 52.0 88 3.0
5 EUPHORIA G Lerena Johan Janse van Vuuren 57.0 9 3.0
6 LOVE VIVIEN R Fourie Geoff Woodruff 56.0 7 3.5
7 CLASSIC ILLUSION K Latham Gary Alexander 60.0 3 3.8
8 FESTIVAL OF FIRE J Mariba Mike de Kock 60.0 11 4.0
9 FEATHERFOOT JP v'd Merwe Devin Little 52.0 10 4.8
10 TINSELTOWN *D Dillon Lucky Houdalakis 52.0 2 5.8
11 FORTITUDE *C Zackey Lucky Houdalakis 52.0 13 7.8
12 GO INDIGO S Brown Leon Erasmus 56.5 14 8.0
13 DOLOMITI S Khumalo Sean Tarry 58.5 5 8.2
14 KINGS V *C Storey Wallace Tolmay 52.0 12 10.0
summerhill stud, south africa

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