Kommetdieding And Jet Dark July Joint-Topweights
Callan Murray To Ride Al Muthana In July
Today saw the final supplementary stage deadline for the Hollywoodbets Durban July.
35 of the original 69 entries accepted.
The one supplementary entry Airways Law has until next Monday to accept.
There were a number of jockey declarations.
The most interesting of them was Australian-based South African Callan Murray being declared to ride the Mike de Kock-trained Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge winner Al Muthana.
Murray has ridden nine Grade 1 winners in his career, including a treble at one meeting, two of them for Mike de Kock.
The 36 horses still standing and their weights below:
|O Dr||N Dr||Horse||Weight||MR||No.||Trainer||Jockey||Proviso|
|0||0||Never Ending Rain||53||101||0||Glen Kotzen||……………|
|0||0||Hoedspruit||53.5||116||0||Justin Snaith||Craig Zackey|
|0||0||Divine Odyssey||53||113||0||J A Janse van Vuuren||……………|
|0||0||Waterberry Lane||53||117||0||Dean Kannemeyer||……………|
|0||0||Bingwa||55||119||0||J A Janse van Vuuren||Kabelo Matsunyane|
|0||0||Sovereign Spirit||53.5||116||0||Ashley Fortune||……………|
|0||0||Red Saxon||53||118||0||Joe Soma||……………|
|0||0||Super Silvano||53||107||0||Brett Crawford||……………|
|0||0||Belgarion||59.5||128||0||Justin Snaith||Piere Strydom|
|0||0||One Way Traffic||53||104||0||Justin Snaith||……………|
|0||0||Second Base||54.5||118||0||J A Janse van Vuuren||……………|
|0||0||Flying Carpet||53.5||116||0||Sean Tarry||……………|
|0||0||Crimson King||53||108||0||Glen Kotzen||……………|
|0||0||Puerto Manzano (ARG)||55.5||120||0||J A Janse van Vuuren||……………|
|0||0||Silvano’s Timer||53||98||0||Dean Kannemeyer||……………|
|0||0||Kommetdieding||60||129||0||HWJ Crawford/M Rix||……………|
|0||0||Russian Rock||55.5||120||0||Dean Kannemeyer||……………|
|0||0||Pomp And Power||53||118||0||Justin Snaith||Richard Fourie|
|0||0||Do It Again||58.5||126||0||Justin Snaith||Aldo Domeyer|
|0||0||Jet Dark||60||129||0||Justin Snaith||S’manga Khumalo|
|0||0||Native Tongue||53||107||0||Justin Snaith||……………|
|0||0||Warrior||53||108||0||Justin Snaith||Grant van Niekerk|
|0||0||Crown Towers (AUS)||53.5||116||0||Justin Snaith||……………|
|0||0||Safe Passage||54.5||122||0||Mike de Kock||Muzi Yeni|
|0||0||Sparkling Water||53.5||116||0||Mike de Kock||S’manga Khumalo|
|0||0||Aragosta||53||118||0||Mike de Kock||Warren Kennedy|
|0||0||Al Muthana (AUS)||58||125||0||Mike de Kock||Callan Murray|
|0||0||Airways Law||53||108||0||Andre Nel||Still To Be Declared|
Picture: Puerto Manzano wins the Grade 3 Jubilee Stakes over 1800m at Turffontein Standside on Sunday (Candiese Lenferna).
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Picture: Lot 13: Normandy’s strong, well-made colt, out of a full-sister to multiple graded stakes-winner Depardieu. (Normandy Stud).
Normandy hopes to sell another flag-bearer
Oscar Foulkes is excited about the young colt and four fillies entered in Sunday’s CTS Farm Yearling Sale, and said: “With Grinkov flying the flag for our Farm Sale graduates, we hope to be able to look forward to more of the same from these five”:
Lot 13: c. Pomodoro – Janis
“He is a strong, well-made colt, out of a full-sister to multiple-graded stakes-winner Depardieu. It is also the family of Winter Solstice, Bravura and Mother Russia. Pomodoro has a few highly promising juveniles, amongst which is a colt we bred, Return to Russia.”
Lot 64: f. Erupt – Upper House
“This is a well-grown, beautifully-topped filly out of a National Assembly mare that has bred a few prolific winners. Her dam is a half-sister to the uber-consistent sprinter, Cap Alright, who at one time was referred to as the ATM of Cape racing.”
Lot 47: f. Gimmethegreenlight – Royal Jubilee
“I think this filly is going to surprise a lot of people when she gets to the racecourse. I am not going to pretend that she is not easy to fault – she is on the small side, and she splays. What she does have going for her, though, is that she is very athletic when she moves, and she is by Gimmethegreenlight. Her grandam won the Gold Cup, and has bred a graded stakes-winner.”
Lot 78: f. Potala Palace – Ashram
“This is a neat, well-made filly with loads of quality. Potala Palace is a hugely underrated stallion – I cannot think of another who has bred Grade I winners out of this class of mares. Ashram was a very courageous race filly, who would surely have won more races if she did not have screws in her fetlock.”
Lot 84: f. Master of My Fate – Captain’s Catch
“There cannot be many yearlings on the sale that move as well as this filly. She is super athletic. Her dam was a useful race filly, who has already bred a stakes-winner and a stakes-placed. It is a family with plenty of potential.”
Picture: Lot 94: This scopey daughter of William Longsword is from a Silvano half-sister to Just Sensual (Soetendal).
Soetendal’s trio brings sweet memories
Julia Pilbeam of Soetendal Estate noted the following on the three lots offered at the CTS Farm Yearling Sale on Sunday, 19 June, at Kenilworth Racecourse. They are all well-related, with stars from the recent past in their pedigrees.
Lot 43 : Prince of Tibet
“This supremely athletic colt is a very good mover. He is by Potala Palace, the sire of Katak, out of a half-sister to Secret Obsession (dam of Bunker Hunt and Salvador Mundi). He is a half-brother to five winners, and looks to add to the mare’s page!”
Lot 93 : Plum Blossom
“This strong, deep-girthed filly is a beautiful type with plenty of quality. By Ideal World, the sire of Smart Call, she is a half-sister to three winners, and her black-type dam is a half-sister to Badger’s Gift.”
Lot 94 : Essential
“A scopey daughter of William Longsword, this filly has lovely rein and shoulder, good bone, and a good hind leg. She is from a Silvano half-sister to Just Sensual. The dam’s first runner is a recent winner by 7 lengths in Johannesburg, and this is a great opportunity to buy into this wonderful family.”
Picture: Baeed runs in the opening race of the Royal Ascot meeting tomorrow (Sporting Life).
Royal Ascot Opening Day Preview
The Gosdens saddled the winner of this last year and STOWELL could be another for the yard. He was a fine third in the C&D Queen’s Vase at this meeting 12 months ago (sole previous attempt at this trip) and has shown enough in Group 3/listed company this year to suggest that this mark will be within reach now pitched into a handicap. Chester Cup winner Cleveland probably has more to offer and is greatly respected, while Juan de Montalban, Okita Soushi and Platinumcard are others to consider.
Ashley Fortune and Ryan Munger scored a quick double at The Vaal today and the clincher, Jaimala (Flower Alley), is pictured been led in. Fortune went to 55 winners for the season at a strike rate of 11.80%. Munger has now ridden 76 winners this season at a strike rate of 9.38%. Lucky Houdalakis and Muzi Yeni also scored doubles at the meeting. Houdalakis went to 31 winners for the season at a strike rate of 10.99%. Yeni has ridden 140 winners this season at a strike of 11.35%
Why was the runner up in the Durban July 40 years ago in 1982 i.e Sweet Wonder, not so aptly named.
Picture: The Gail Thompson-trained Jamaican Rumba (Jamaico) with Paddy Wynne up won the July in 1982.
Kenilworth Winter Course Wednesday June 15
Today’s Question Answer
The runner up in the July of 1982, Sweet Wonder, attempted to savage the winner Jamaican Rumba close to home. The picture shows his head still twisted shortly after the incident.
Picture Source: The history of the July book by Ernie Duffield