1 0 Soqrat (AUS) 60 133 A A Marcus Mike de Kock
2 0 Barahin 59 131 BA B Fayd'Herbe Mike de Kock
3 0 Infamous Fox (AUS) 53.5 119 A M Byleveld Candice Dawson
4 0 Camphoratus 53 118 A M Khan R A Hill/S R Hill
5 0 Tilbury Fort 53 118 T A R Danielson Sean Tarry
6 0 Cascapedia (IRE) 52.5 117 A C Zackey Mike de Kock
7 0 Divine Odyssey 52.5 117 A C Maujean J A Janse van Vuuren
8 0 Atyaab (AUS) 52 117 A M Yeni Mike de Kock
9 0 Dawn Assault 52 116 TBA ............... St John Gray
10 0 Marchingontogether 52 116 A W Kennedy Gavin van Zyl
11 0 Roy Had Enough (AUS) 52 116 A M V'Rensburg Frank Robinson
12 0 Zillzaal 52 114 T A ............... Sean Tarry
13 0 Insignis 52 112 A ............... Geoff Woodruff
14 0 Queen Supreme (IRE) 52 110 A C Murray Mike de Kock
15 0 Green Haze 52 107 BA R Munger Alec Laird
16 0 Shenanigans 52 107 T A ............... Sean Tarry
17 0 Bize 52 106 BA S Khumalo Alec Laird
18 0 Flying Winger 52 105 BA M Mjoka Alec Laird
19 0 Sunshine Silk 52 105 A *N Klink Geoff Woodruff
20 0 Al Mutawakel 52 103 T A ............... Sean Tarry
Not sure why the change in plans for Soqrat - might be something to do with the delay in getting horses to Cape Town - sure it's the stable's prerogative to change their plans, but rather just don't say anything if there is any doubt
With S in the field, many will be under sufferance; I have for some time been in the camp of Divine Odyssey, and I still think he can't miss the first four at these weights; Roy Had Enough also a danger off 52 kgs
.....and my big bomb gets a berth too FLYING WINGER......and although seemingly under sufferance at 52kg got within 2.75l of the top weight when they last met over 1600m at the same 8kg pull.....imo this horse is a late bloomer and is coming to hand by posting a flying finish in the Charity Mile in sticky going....his genetics seem to be poised to go a bit further.... as he is related to a once crowned national stayer....and would it not be sentimental that a once owned Chris Gerber odd bod ....gives his mate and long time trainer Alec Laird another Summer Cup in his honor.....
My idea of "help from above" is a sniper on the roof
and a higher power is a hell fire missile armed drone.
IMO, Maestro de Kock has a stranglehold, Soqrat and Barahin even though giving weight, should fight it out; 3rd lies between Cascapedia, Divine Odyssey and Roy Had Enough and I think the rest can start now
Soqrat being declared a runner meant quite a few changes from the Ante-Post betting - only Camphoratus (and Soqrat of course) are now trading at shorter odds than quoted at Ante-Post Infamous Fox, Divine Odyssey and (surprisingly Green Haze ?) are available at the same odds .....
The biggest stable in the country makes it public knowledge that they will not run a horse in the province's premier race. Then all of a sudden decides that they will run the horse.
1. Said horse is the ruling favourite, and one of the country's highest rates horses, not just some field filler. Statements like these should've been subject to even more than the usual level of prudence when being made. Imagine if the late Sir Henry Cecil made a statement like this about Frankel and then suddenly went against that after. Surely that would be market manipulation.
2. F the people that actually listen to them and take ante post bets accordingly.
3. Why the hell make a statement if you are not 100% sure, as Frodo pointed out earlier. Rather say nothing.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Craig Pienaar
Is this not the 2nd time this has happened? Was there not an issue like this just a couple of months ago for the Durban July, when Hawwaam was at the top of the ante post boards and then suddenly doubled in price when something was said?
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