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Sandringham Summmit is out on his own in the Gr 2 TAB Gauteng Guineas (JC Photos)

The David Nieuwenhuizen-trained Gimmethegreenlight colt Sandringham Summit is now the top rated three-year-old in the country on 123, while the Mike de Kock-trained Gimmethegreenlight filly Gimme A Nother, who is the top rated three-year-old filly in the country, joins the Tony Peter-trained Pathfork gelding Main Defender on 121

NHA Press Release

Tab Gauteng Guineas (Grade 2) 

Top rated, SANDRINGHAM SUMMIT had his rating increased from 121 to 123 after easily winning the Tab Gauteng Guineas (Grade 2) over 1600m on the Turffontein Standside track on Saturday. The Handicappers were of the opinion that 4th placed PURPLE PITCHER made for the most suitable line horse here and his rating remains unchanged on 114. The Handicappers noted that PURPLE PITCHER did appear to replicate his Grade 2 Dingaans form here as he beat GIMMEANOTHERCHANCE and THE AFRICA HOUSE by similar margins.

2nd placed HOTARUBI as well as 3rd placed WILLIAM IRON ARM were adjusted to a rating of 116 from 98 and 94 respectively. They both beat the line horse PURPLE PITCHER rated 114 by a full length on level weight terms here which equals to a 116 performance.

There were partial rating increases for STORM BRASCO who went from 91 to 104 and NAVAJO NATION to 103 from 93. This ensures that all of STORM BRASCONAVAJO NATIONTHE AFRICA HOUSEMONDIAL and HOUSE OF ROMANOV are ranked correctly in the pecking or balloting order.

The following horses received ratings drops, GIMMEANOTHERCHANCE from 112 to 111 and THE AFRICA HOUSE to 102 from 103.


Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas (Grade 2) 

Top rated, GIMME A NOTHER was adjusted to 121 from 120 after making it 5 wins from 5 starts to impressively win the Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas (Grade 2) at Turffontein over 1600m on Saturday.  5th place finisher EGYPTIAN MAU who was rated 110 was used as the line horse to rate this contest and remained unchanged on that mark.

The runner up, SILVER SANCTUARY went up marginally from 115 to 116. MY SOUL MATE who finished 3rd beating the 110 rated line horse EGYPTIAN MAU by 2,5 lengths at level weights was adjusted to 115 from a rating of 103. Fourth place finisher, LET’S GO NOW was adjusted to 111 from 105 after finishing ahead of the 110 rated EGYPTIAN MAU.

There were also partial increases for CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL from 102 to 104 and MIA MOO to 103 from 90. MIA MOO had to be capped at a rating of 90 in the Grade 3 Mother Russia stakes due to the race conditions that placed a 3 points cap on placed runners in that race, she actually performed to a similar level here.

There were no drops to ratings in this event.


The Handicapping Team