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TOP SPRINTERS LINE UP FOR POST MERCHANTS

noble heir winning the 2010 computaform sprint grade 1
noble heir winning the 2010 computaform sprint grade 1

Noble Heir - Computaform Sprint (Grade 1)

(Photo : JC Photographics / Summerhill Stud)

POST MERCHANTS (Grade 2)

Greyville, 1200m, 18 June 2010 

Winter has arrived with a vengeance in sub-tropical KwaZulu-Natal, but tonight’s racing action at Greyville promises to be sizzling hot. A full field of tip top sprinters go head to head in the Grade 2 Post Merchants, where Dennis Bosch’sgrey Noble Heir (Kahal) will attempt to add her name to those of Sunera (1986) and Marie Galante (1992) as only the third filly in the past 25 years to capture this 1200m sprint.

The race had its first running back in 1936 and was won in that year by one of the all time greats of the South African turf, the Syd Garrett-trained Moonlit, who won the Met in both 1936 and 1938, carrying 145Ib (65,77kg) in the latter. Two other great horses that won the Merchants were 1952 July winner Mowgli and 1968 Met winner William Penn.

The 1979 July runner up, Sun Tonic, 1987 SA Guineas winner, Sloop, and the 1970 Cape Guineas winner, Shah Abbas, are three other versatile types to have won the Merchants. In fact even last year’s winner, Sharks Bay, could be considered a sprint-miler having finished third in last season’s Grade 2 KRA Guineas.

A noted frontrunner, who has recorded all eight of her wins over the minimum trip, Noble Heir came from off the pace to beat the boys in the Grade 1 Computaform Sprint, which suggests that the extra 200m should be well within her scope. She has won twice at the track and on current form, has strong claims to add a third Graded win to her record.

Kitalphagelding Moroccan caught many by surprise when third to JJ The Jet Plane in the Grade 1 Golden Horse Casino Sprint last time out and a repeat of that effort could bring him right into the picture. Despite a wide draw, Moroccan is not without a chance.

Former Champion Sprinter Mythical Flight (Jet Master) has yet to visit the winner’s box since his return from an overseas campaign. He showed his customary pace in the Golden Horse Casino Sprint before running out of steam in the closing stages to finish about seven lengths off the winner.

Amazingly, this will be Mythical Flight’s first run at the Durban track, but he is well drawn and always merits respect.

FINAL FIELD

#

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

2

GAULTIER

60.0

109

4

B Fayd’Herbe

Mike Bass

3

THUNDER KEY

60.0

109

5

I Sturgeon

Glen Kotzen

4

CASEY COOL

59.5

108

9

K Shea

Darryl Hodgson

5

EXTINCT

59.5

108

13

M Yeni

Colin Scott

6

INTELLECTUAL

59.5

108

8

R Danielson

Herman Brown

7

IVORY TRAIL

59.5

108

12

P Botha

Joey Ramsden

8

MYTHICAL FLIGHT

59.0

107

2

G Lerena

Sean Tarry

9

NOBLE HEIR

59.0

107

3

A Delpech

Dennis Bosch

10

RED FLYER

58.0

105

18

S Randolph

Alistair Gordon

11

CYBER CASE

57.0

103

10

A Marcus

Charles Llaird

12

CLEARLY SILVER

56.5

104

15

A Forbes

Dennis Drier

13

BUSH PIRATE

56.5

102

14

K Teetan

Joey Ramsden

14

MOROCCAN (ZIM)

56.0

101

16

F Coetzee

Weiho Marwing

15

GALANTHUS

54.5

100

7

*D Mansour

Tyrone Zackey

16

MR TOP (ARG)

53.5

96

1

K Zechner

Sean Tarry

17

TWO TONE

53.0

97

11

-

Wendy Whitehead

Late Scratchings

1

FORT VOGUE

60.0

109

17

* Domeyer

Mike Bass

Reserve Runners

18

COOL SPENDER

52.5

94

6

Reserve 2

Sean Tarry

NOBLE HEIR BLITZES COMPUTAFORM SPRINT

2010 computaform sprint noble heir video
2010 computaform sprint noble heir video

Click above to watch Noble Heir winning the Computaform Sprint (Gr1)

(Image and Footage : Tellytrack)

R1,000,000 COMPUTAFORM SPRINT (Grade 1)

Turffontein, 1000m, Turf

1 May 2010

michael clower
michael clower

Michael Clower Racing PostNoble Heir sprang a 10-1 surprise when blitzing the opposition in the Grade 1 Computaform Sprint at Turffontein on Saturday.

The two market leaders, Warm White Night and Private Jet, both flopped and were the last two home.

Anthony Delpech’s mount lost ground at the start but she was on terms two furlongs out and soon drew away to beat 18-1 shot Intellectual rather more easily than the one and three-quarter length verdict would suggest. The 2007 winner Mythical Flight was half a length away third.

Delpech reported: “Things didn’t work out to plan when we jumped but maybe that worked in my favour because they went very fast - possibly we have found a new way to ride her. She may be on the small side but all you need is a big heart and the will to win.”

Durban-based trainer Dennis Bosch added: “Noble Heir is just a bomb. It is difficult to fly horses up and down from Durban to Jo’burg so she has stayed up here with Stuart Pettigrew and much of the credit must go to him.”

Warm White Night started at 11-20 but rider Anton Marcus looked decidedly uneasy even before halfway. He accepted the situation in the final furlong as the favourite dropped right out to finish last.

Last year’s winner Private Jet (9-2) was fastest away and appearedto have every chance two furlongs out but he soon faded and was only one place in front of the favourite at the line.

Extract from Racing Post

NOBLE HEIR (Kahal x Irish Honour)

4 Year Old Grey Filly

Owners : Sean Franken, A Hadden and D Holder

Trainer : Dennis Bosch

Jockey : Anthony Delpech

Breeder : Connington Stud

Win Time : 57.44

Career Record : 8 Wins, 10 Places, 24 Starts

Career Earnings : R1,262,140

RACE RESULT :

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

NOBLE HEIR

57.5

105

8

A Delpech

Dennis Bosch

2

1.75

INTELLECTUAL

60.0

110

6

R Danielson

Herman Brown

3

2.25

MYTHICAL FLIGHT

60.0

113

11

J Geroudis

Sean Tarry

4

2.50

SOUTH COUNTRY

60.0

106

9

B Fayd’Herbe

Gary Alexander

5

2.55

STRIKE PARADISE

60.0

105

7

B Lerena

Dominic Zaki

6

3.00

ESTEREL

55.5

101

2

F Naude

Dianne Stenger

7

3.25

LAUREAL MAN (BRZ)

58.0

92

3

D David

Brett Webber

8

3.50

OPENING NIGHT

60.0

95

5

M V’Rensberg

Clinton Binda

9

4.25

LIGHTNING LECTURE

60.0

102

10

S Khumalo

David Nieuwenhuizen

10

6.00

PRIVATE JET (ARG)

60.0

115

4

P Strydom

Geoff Woodruff

11

7.50

WARM WHITE NIGHT

60.0

114

1

A Marcus

Charles Laird

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summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

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LIKE A GOOD BOTTLE OF RED WINE...

noble heir
noble heir

Noble Heir

(Photo : JC Photographics)

…THEY JUST GET BETTER WITH AGE

KAHAL was among the leading sires of juveniles last season,

yet we all know they train on to greater things.

NOBLE HEIR’S excellent victory in last week’s Tommy Hotspur Handicap (Gr3) is another case in point.

Well done to trainer, Dennis Bosch and breeders,

Brendon and Candice Norman.

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summerhill stud logo

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

or contact Linda Norval

+27 (0) 33 263 1081

or

Tarryn Liebenberg

+27 (83) 787 1982

NOBLE HEIR RAIDS TOMMY HOTSPUR

noble heir tommy hotspur handicap video
noble heir tommy hotspur handicap video

Click above to watch Noble Heir raiding the Tommy Hotspur Handicap (Gr3)

(Footage : Tellytrack)

TOMMY HOTSPUR HANDICAP (Gr3)

TURFFONTEIN 1000m Night

16 FEBRUARY 2010

NOBLE HEIR (Kahal x Irish Honour by Kilconnel)

4 Year Old Grey Filly

Owners : Messrs S Frankin and A Hadden

Trainer : Dennis Bosch

Jockey : Johnny Geroudis

Breeder : Connington Stud

Win Time : 57.09

Career Record : 7 Wins, 8 Places, 21 Starts

RACE RESULT :

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

NOBLE HEIR

56.5

96

2

J Geroudis

Dennis Bosch

2

0.75

COOL SPENDER

53.5

90

13

P Strydom

Sean Tarry

3

1.25

SOUTH COUNTRY

60.0

103

9

G Wrogemann

Gary Alexander

4

1.50

MOROCCAN (Zim)

52.0

85

10

M Odendaal

Weiho Marwing

5

2.00

STRIKE PARADISE

58.5

100

6

G Figueroa

Dominic Zaki

6

2.50

TIRADE

52.0

85

11

A Forbes

Michael Roberts

7

2.75

OPENING NIGHT

54.5

92

7

D Habib

Clinton Binda

8

4.00

ROYAL EXIT (Zim)

56.0

95

12

M Mienie

Paul Matchett

9

6.00

CYBER CASE

59.0

101

5

A Marcus

Charles Laird

10

6.50

LIGHTNING LECTURE

59.0

101

8

G Lerena

David Nieuwenhuizen

11

10.50

BEAT PATROL

53.5

90

1

B Smith

Paul Matchett

12

19.00

LET’S ROCK ‘N ROLL (Zim)

58.5

100

3

S Brown

Paul Matchett

13

24.00

SIRIUS STAR (Aus)

54.0

91

4

D David

Gary Alexander

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Freshmen sires in the spotlight

The Equimark Premier KZN Yearling Sale was conducted at Clairwood racecourse yesterday. The small catalogue of just 64 horses saw four of the top five prices go to progeny of Summerhill sires.

Of note, the first progeny of freshmen sires Labeeb and Malhub faced the auctioneer and snared second and fourth highest price respectively. Not surprisingly, given his run of graded stakes success this season, the ever consistent Muhtafal took third and fifth highest price.

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