NHA Press Release
- Cape Merchants (Handicap) (Grade 2)
GIMME A PRINCE has had his merit rating raised from 108 to114 following his fluent success in the Grade 2 Cape Merchants (handicap) over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Sunday 11 December 2022. The Handicappers were unanimously of the opinion that 3rd placed BEREAVE was the most suitable line horse to use when assessing this event, which leaves him unchanged on a mark of 106.
The winner aside, the only other ratings increase was for runner-up WE’RE JAMMING, who was 2 pounds or 1 kg under sufferance at the weights and who carried one pound or half-a-kilo overweight. Consequently, he goes up from 106 to 109.
There were ratings’ drops for no fewer than nine horses. SAFE RETURN is down from 102 to 101, SPEED MACHINE was trimmed from 109 to 108, BARZALONA drops to 103 from 105, MR COBBS is down from 101 to 100, AMBIORIX is down from 100 to 98, TEMPTING FATE goes from 108 to 107, BATTLE FORCE drops from 116 to 114, FORMAGEAR is down to 99 from 103, and lastly GOOD TRAVELLER was cut from 120 to 118.