Equus Horse Of The Year Summer Pudding has stood her ground and despite a wide draw, will be take her place in the R1-million World Sports Betting Gauteng Summer Cup over 2000m on the Turffontein Standside track on Saturday 28 November.

Paul Peter’s charge, unbeaten in eight races, has drawn No 18 for the Grade 1 race and will be ridden once again by champion jockey Warren Kennedy. She will carry 59kg.

Peter also has Riverstown, with Donovan Dillion up, and Astrix, with Piere Strydom in the irons, in the 20-horse field.

Christopher Robin, winner of the Grade 3 Victory Moon Stakes over 1800m on Saturday, had his merit rating upped to 109 and will take his place in the final Summer Cup field. St John Gray’s charge is beautifully drawn at No 2 and will carry 54kg.

Gray also has Dance Class in the field but has yet to name his two jockeys.

Champion trainer Sean Tarry has five runners in the line-up, including defending champion Zillzaal. His others are Tierra Del Fuego, Tree Tumbo, Victoria Paige and Cornish Pomodoro.

Tarry has also yet to name his jockeys.

Mike de Kock pulled Queen Supreme out of the race and is likely to aim her at the Grade 2 Ipi Tombe Stakes over 1600m. He does, however, have Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile runner-up Charles in the line-up. Callan Murray rides and will jump from barrier No 11

Final field for the R1-million World Sports Betting Gauteng Summer Cup (Grade 1) over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 28 February.         

TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE FINAL FIELDS
Saturday 28 November 2020
Race-7 (Turf) R 1,000,000 2000m
WORLD SPORTS BETTING GAUTENG SUMMER CUP (Grade 1)
Handicap
Sc# Horse Mass MR Draw B A T M Jockey Trainer
1 TIERRA DEL FUEGO 60.0 120 (120) 14 A …………… Sean Tarry
2 ZILLZAAL 60.0 120 (120) 15 A T …………… Sean Tarry
3 SUMMER PUDDING 59.0 119 (118) 18 A W Kennedy Paul Peter
4 DIVINE ODYSSEY 58.5 117 (117) 8 A R Danielson J A Janse van Vuuren
5 RIVERSTOWN 58.0 117 (116) 19 A D Dillon Paul Peter
6 ATYAAB 57.5 115 (115) 17 A L Mxothwa Zietsman Oosthuizen
7 CROWN TOWERS 57.5 115 (115) 9 A M R Fourie Justin Snaith
8 RUNNING BRAVE 57.0 114 (114) 10 A M Yeni Paul Matchett
9 TRISTFUL 56.0 112 (112) 1 A D De Gouveia Tony Rivalland
10 YOUCANTHURRYLOVE 55.5 112 (111) 5 B A C Maujean Fabian Habib
11 CHARLES 55.0 110 (110) 11 A C Murray Mike de Kock
12 HERO’S HONOUR 55.0 110 (110) 16 A C Zackey Gary Alexander
13 ASTRIX 54.5 110 (109) 3 A P Strydom Paul Peter
14 PACK LEADER 54.5 109 (109) 4 A S Khumalo Alec Laird
15 CHRISTOPHER ROBIN 54.0 109 (108) 2 A T …………… St John Gray
16 TREE TUMBO 54.0 109 (108) 7 A …………… Sean Tarry
17 VICTORIA PAIGE 52.0 105 (104) 20 A M …………… Sean Tarry
18 SEVEN PATRIOTS 52.0 104 (103) 6 A *J Gates M G Azzie/A A Azzie
19 CORNISH POMODORO 52.0 102 (101) 12 A T …………… Sean Tarry
20 DANCE CLASS 52.0 98 ( 97) 13 A …………… St John Gray
Couplings: (1,2,16,17,19) (3,5,13) (15,20)

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