Gimmeanotherchance represents the Mike de Kock yard, who are in flying form (Candiese Lenferna Photography)
At this time last year the strength of the three-year-old male crop lay in Cape Town, as has been the norm in recent times, but that is not the case this season.
And that is the reason why Saturday’s Gr 3 Betway Graham Beck Stakes over 1400m at Turffontein Standside has one of its most exciting ever renewals.
The race inludes Sandringham Summit, Main Defender, Sovereign State and Gimmeanotherchance, meaning the only touted male sophomores around the country who are missing are the sidelined Lucky Lad and his stablemate Tail Of The Comet, who is campaigning in the Cape, and possibly Sovereign State’s unbeaten Frank Robinson-trained stable companion Mexican Pete and maybe also the Mike de Kock-trained Beamonesque.
Of course the like of My Golly Molly, Questioning, Tenango, Green With Envy, Zil Moris and others can still step up to the plate on Sunday in the Gr 3 Cape Classic. After all the Western Cape’s winter was blighted by record rainfalls and it might have hampered the preparation of some of their best three-year-old males, who also include Hluhluwe, who is not running this weekend.
The only raider in the Graham Beck is the Frank Robinson-trained Visionaire gelding Sovereign State, who is merit rated 106 after winning three races from 1000m to 1600m, two of them on the Hollywoodbets Greyville poly.
He has a tricky draw of nine out of eleven in the 1400m conditions event, but he does seem to have a good relaxed temperament and a superb turn of foot, so can possibly overcome the draw with a good race plan from Muzi Yeni.
One of the exciting points about this gelding is that he clearly stays a mile and yet put up a quite astonishingly fast 400m to finish time on debut over 1000m after being slowly away … and he did it with ears pricked.
The form has been franked since then by the like of Beamonseque, who won his next start by seven lengths, and by the exciting prospect King Of The Gauls, who reportedly needs gelding after his disappointing last start.
The two highest rated three-year-olds in the country, Sandringham Summit and Main Defender, are dominating the betting for the Graham Beck and not far behind them is Gimmeanotherchance.
The Tony Peter-trained Pathfork gelding Main Defender was raised to 121 after sauntering to a 6,50 length victory in the Gr 2 Betway Jo’Burg Spring Challenge over 1450m.
As he is getting 1kg from the 117-rated Sandringham Summit, it means he is officially the comfortably best weighted horse in the race.
However, the David Nieuwenhuizen-trained Sandringham Summit beat Main Defender easily, by 2,40 lengths, when they clashed for the first time in the Gr 1 World Pool Moment Of The Day Champion Stakes over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville, and that was despite jumping from a wide draw.
Sandringham Summit is thus the favourite with the bookmakers, although only marginally.
Sandringham Summit, who is by Gimmethegreenlight, is drawn quite well in four and regular pilot Calvin Habib is aboard.
He has an exhilarating turn of foot coupled with a sustained finish in which he uses his huge stride to telling affect. He came from last when winning the Gr 2 Durban Golden Horseshoe over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville. In the Champion Stakes Main Defender got first run on him after jumping from a fair draw, but Sandringham Summit, coming from midfield, was still able to mow him down and win easing up. However, this is his reappearance, whereas Main Defender has a run under the belt.
Main Defender is by Pathfork out of a Judpot mare and might well have improved since the Champion Stakes, judging by the way he quickened and drew away from them in the Spring Challenge. His time was 1.1 seconds quicker than Feather Boa’s Time in the fillies equivalent race. He was only carrying 50,5kg compared to Feather Boa’s 58,5kg, but he is a year younger and 1,1 seconds is the equivalent of about 6,50 to seven lengths. He was drawn five in the Spring Challenge and has landed another good draw of three in this race. Kabelo Matsunyane was aboard in the Spring Challenge and retains the ride.
Sandringham Summit carries 60kg and Main Defender 59kg, whilst both Sovereign State and GimmeAnotherChance carry only 57kg, which brings them right into it.
GimmeAnotherChance impressed when winning the Listed Gatecrasher Stakes over 1400m at Holywoodbets Greyville by a comfortable 3,20 lengths. He was then beaten just 0,40 lengths by Sandringham Summit in the Golden Horseshoe when having to overcome draw 12 of 13. In his reappearance he was keen early and was beaten two lengths by Purple Pitcher in the BSA Sales Cup over 1400m. However, he beat stablemate Zinovi by a length in that race and the latter came out on Saturday and won by 4,75 lengths in a Progress Plate. The Mike de Kock yard are in fine form and GimmeAnotherChance likely needed that first run, so considering he gets 3kg from Sandringham Summit he must be a big runner. However, he does have a tough draw of ten to overcome.
The Heather Adamson-trained Pomodoro gelding Biofarmer has comparable form to Zinovi, so is the dark horse from a fair draw under S’Manga Khumalo.
The Sean Tarry-trained What A Winter gelding The Africa House is a big horse who has not had a lot of luck in his career to date. He has plenty of scope and is better than his form suggests, but Richard Fourie has a wide draw to negotiate.
The Paul Matchett-trained Pomodoro colt Mount Pilatus could improve over this step up in trip having not been disgraced over 1200m last time against decent speedsters.
The Kobus Roux-trained Fire Away gelding Fire ‘N Flames was beaten just 1,90 lengths in the Golden Horseshoe, but needs to step up on his two runs this term.
The Fanie Bronkhorst-trained William Longsword gelding Richard The First has useful sprint form and on pedigree should relish the step up in trip.
The Billy Ruiters-trained pair, New Predator gelding Halbadier and Coup De Grace colt Prince Of Kildare, will have to show considerable improvement.
Sandringham Summit looks special and could beat home Main Defender, Sovereign State, GimmeAnotherChance and Biofarmer in what is going to be a humdinger of a race on Saturday at the Big T.
October Morn Taking After Her Dam
October Morn quickened well in the straight over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on Saturday and is one to follow over sprints this season (Photo: Wayne Marks).
The Candice Bass-Robinson-trained three-year-old Trippi filly October Morn relished the step back in trip on Saturday at Hollywoodbets Durbanville, when quickening in fine style from off the pace in the 1000m event and winning by 1,25 lengths under Aldo Domeyer.
It was a Cape B Stakes race so she did get a 3kg gender allowance, but off her 101 merit rating she did still have to carry 57kg.
The only two other fillies in the race, the useful 97-rated Golen Tatjana and the 84-rated Porque Te Vas, finished second last and last respectively.
October Morn was beaten into fourth place in her previous start over 1500m on July 22 in the Listed WSB Irridescence Stakes despite jumping at odds of 63/100.
She might be by Trippi, but her mother Miss October was an out and out sprinter whose five wins were all over 1000m.
Var mare Miss October has produced a Gr 1 winner in Tempting Fate, who won the Gr 1 Gold Medallion. Tempting Fate is by Master Of My Fate, but his five wins have been from 1100m to 1200m.
Miss October’s first foal Spring Break is a full-sister to October Morn and her four wins were from 1000m to 1200m.
Her decent twice-winning son Spielberg is by the stamina influce Futura and yet he looks to be a 1000m specialist with both of his wins being over the minimum trip.
The one that does buck the trend is her Silvano four-year-old filly October Fair.
This Sean Tarry-trained filly’s two wins have been over 1400m and 1600m respectively. However, for the second time she failed to step up to the plate when tried over 1800m on Saturday.
October Morn looks like a filly to follow this season.
The combination of Trippi’s class and the sprinting speed she gets from her dam should make her a potent force in sprints events.
There is a good program of stakes sprints available to fillies and mares over the Cape Racing Summer Season and she should be a leading player in these races.
Kiss Me Captain Gains Deserved Bold Black Type
Kiss Me Captain wins the Listed SouthEaster Sprint and is another to follow in sprint features this season (Picture: Wayne Marks)
The Mike and Adam Azzie yard was one of two raider winners at the Hollywoodbets Durbanville meeting on Saturday.
Their filly Kiss Me Captain thus earned them a R10,000 raider incentive bonus and the same amount was paid to the owners Miss C Soal and the estate late Kevin Soal.
More importantly the homebred daughter of Captain Of All now has bold black type as the race she won was the Listed SouthEaster Sprint over 1000m.
Kiss Me Captain is an interesting filly, because she is not the biggest but continues to progress.
She is out of a mare called Bearing Strait by Caesour, who was a versatile stallion.
Bearing Strait won over a mile and is a half-sister to the talented Wild Wicket, a Dynasty gelding who won the Listed Michael Roberts Handicap over 1750m.
Kiss Me Captain has a half-brother by Byword who won twice over 2000m.
Captain Of All was an Equus Champion Sprinter, but has been versatile at stud.
Kiss Me Captain has inherited the speed components of the pedigree, but it is not cheap speed as she proved on Saturday when showing good gatespeed but then responding to jockey Richard Fourie, who settled her one out and one back with cover.
She was exposed to daylight early in the straight and stayed on resolutely before finding extra to repel the late challengers, despite carrying joint second topweight of 59,5kg in the handicap event.
Her time was 0,44 seconds quicker than that of the three-year-old October Morn (57kg) in the following race.
Kiss Me Captain certainly knows how to win and that made it five wins from ten starts.
She also has three seconds to her name.
Kiss Me Captain was raised two points for her effort to 111, so is rated just one point lower than her best friend Gimme A Shot.
The pair do everything together and it is a bonus when they are able to go to the same racemeeting together too.
She will be an interesting contender in the many feature sprint races available to her this Cape Racing Summer.
Meanwhile, Gimme A Shot is one to follow for the season too having run a good race last time in her reappearance in the Gr 2 Betway Jo’Burg Spring Fillies and Mres Challenge, despite needing it badly.
Racehorse Owner Suzette Viljoen Is Living Her Hopes And Dreams
Suzette Viljoen and her husband Basie. Picture: Facebook
The sometime champion owner has branched out into commercial thoroughbred breeding
Mike Moon (The Citizen)
Suzette Viljoen, a prolific racehorse owner and one of the most popular people in the game, was welcomed into the ranks of commercial breeders when she consigned five young horses at Sunday’s Cape Racing Sales Ready To Run and Two-Year-Old Unbroken sale at Hollywoodbets Durbanville.
Viljoen, and her equally cheerful husband Basie, have set up operations at their new Hopes and Dreams Stud in Wellington in the Western Cape – formerly Shirley Pfeiffer’s successful Arc-En-Ciel stud.
Hundreds of horses run in Viljoen’s pink and blue colours all over the country, so she has had no trouble furnishing the new establishment with a broodmare band. Close to 100 mares are already enjoying the dreamy Winelands scenery – including Equus champion Captain’s Ransom.
Captain’s Ransom was recently covered by another latter-day superstar, Jet Dark, now standing as a stallion at Drakenstein Stud.
Already, 24 foals have been born on the Viljoens’ emerging establishment. There are 21 yearlings in the paddocks and a further five are on their way from farms in KwaZulu-Natal.
Of her new venture, Viljoen comments: “Hopes and Dreams Stud represents what its name says. We hope and we dream of breeding a champion. My lifelong dream has been to have a wine farm with horses, and now I am living my dream.”
She often describes herself as “just a farm girl”, having grown up near Potchefstroom and spending married life on a vast cattle farm in Schweizer-Reneke. However, she and Basie are clearly smart people with significant business interests.
The couple were keen followers of racing for a long time, but only bought their first horse in 2018. The bug bit hard and within three short years Suzette had amassed scores of runners – distributed among many trainers – and had become South Africa’s champion owner.
The five youngsters carrying the Hopes and Dreams at the weekend’s sale were:
Lot 89 Unnamed b f Pomodoro x Morning Light
“She is on the big side, a well-put-together filly who has always been ahead of her group. She may look for distance,” said Suzette before the Sale (Bought by a rising star, the East Cape trainer Kelly Mitchley, for R30,000)
Lot 95 Difflock b c William Longsword x Reine Tonnerre
“This is a well-grown bull of a horse with plenty of quality. He is very correct and could be anything.” (Bought by top trainer Tony Peter for R125,000)
Lot 96 Dawn’s Early Light ch c The United States x Sea Bean
“A very correct, medium-sized colt with lots of quality. He looks like a racehorse, walks like one and should run like one!” (Bought by Jonathan Snaith for R200,000).
Lot 97 Filly Fantasia b f One World x Shangri La
“A precocious type from a good family, and she looks speedy. One we wouldn’t mind to race ourselves.” (Bought by The Kommet Syndicate for R160,000)
Lot 106 Future King ch c Futura x Costly Romance
“A well-put-together colt, medium framed with nice rein. Should come early and go the distance.” (Bought by Fabian Habib for R50,000)
Suzette and Basie aggregated R565,000 for their five lots and averaged R113,000 – not a bad start to their breeding career!
De Kock Calls Up Veteran Rider For Dave The King In Charity Mile
Bernard Fayd’Herbe (Hamish Niven Photography)
The 42-year-old Bernard Fayd’Herbe is best known for his partnership with champion Pocket Power
Business Day (David Mollett)
Top trainer Mike de Kock knows nothing beats experience in big races and he has booked 42-year-old Bernard Fayd’Herbe to partner Dave The King in Saturday’s Allied Steelrode On A Mission Charity Mile at Turffontein.
Best known for his partnership with champion Pocket Power, it’s fair to say Fayd’Herbe doesn’t have as busy a schedule as Frankie Dettori in the UK but he will be looking forward to partnering Dave The King for the first time.
When the barrier positions for the Charity Mile were announced, De Kock will have been happy that all of Dave The King, Safe Passage and Shoemaker drew in single figures.
Though Dave The King hadn’t raced since finishing third in the Champions Cup at Greyville in July, De Kock had to be disappointed with the four-year-old’s comeback run. He finished 13 lengths behind Tony Peter’s smart three-year-old, Main Defender.
Expect a much-improved effort from Dave The King at the weekend and a good showing would put him well in the mix for November’s Betway Summer Cup.
Bookmakers are taking no chances with Safe Passage in the Charity Mile quoting the five-year-old at 9-1. His comeback run when four lengths behind Atticus Finch was satisfactory and it could be significant that JP van der Merwe partners him rather than badly drawn Union Square.
Stablemate Humdinger is just about drawn in the nearby Rand Stadium so Safe Passage and Dave The King look the pick of De Kock’s quintet of runners.
One of the most interesting runners in the Charity Mile field is Cousin Casey and Sean Tarry will be delighted his new inmate has drawn stall two.
No jockey knows Cousin Casey better than Grant van Niekerk — he has ridden the colt in nine of his 13 races — and it’s an interesting call by Tarry to engage the Cape-based rider to partner the horse once again.
Cousin Casey’s unplaced run behind Charles Dickens in the Champions Challenge (beaten nine lengths) was too bad to be true and Tarry will be eager to land another big prize after Tail Of The Comet’s success last weekend.
Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren will be dismayed his star performer Puerto Manzano has drawn wide and this will make life tough for jockey Gavin Lerena.
Lerena rode Bingwa to victory 12 months ago and — in contrast to Puerto Manzano — the defending champion has drawn in pole position. S’manga Khumalo has been booked for the six-year-old — only the second time he has ridden the gelding.
Highveld racegoers will be eager to see Durban July winner Winchester Mansion in the flesh, the grey heading the betting market at 11-2. The draw could have been kinder to Brett Crawford’s star, but Kabelo Matsunyane is certain to get the best out of his mount.
This is the one day of the year that charities mark in their diaries because each of the 21 attached to the final field will receive R20,000.
The charity paired with the winning horse will receive R100,000, the second horse R75,000 and the third horse R50,000. The racing industry really plays its part with charitable work at this time of the year.
Carracci Tops Opening Day of Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale
Lot 183: Carracci (USA) (Tattersalls.co.uk)
The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale got off to a solid start on the opening day with eleven lots selling for 100,000 guineas or more and a wide cross section of buyers active. Topping proceedings during the opening session was the Coolmore consigned CARRACCI at 320,000 guineas.
Carracci Bound for Saudi Arabia After 320,000 Guineas Purchase
The Coolmore consigned CARRACCI is destined for Saudi Arabia after being purchased by Aidan ‘Mouse’ O’Ryan for 320,000 guineas, having seen off underbidder Michael Donohoe of BBA Ireland.
“He has been bought for SBS Global and he goes to Saudi Arabia,” said O’Ryan from his bidding position by the chute. “He is my pick of the sale, I love the sire and he speaks for himself. This horse’s form is good, and we were keen to get him. He should be one for the big races in Saudi in the spring.”
Trained by Aidan O’Brien, CARRACCI was a winner at two and was placed in the Group 3 2000 Guineas Trial Stakes at Leopardstown as a three-year-old this April. He was fourth on his most recent start in the Listed Diamond Stakes at Dundalk in September and is Timeform rated 102.
The son of QUALITY ROAD comes from a top pedigree being out of the Group 3 Munster Oaks third BUTTERFLIES, a GALILEO daughter of MARIAH’S STORM, the dam of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and granddam of Classic/Group 1 winners GLENEAGLES, HAPPILY, JOAN OF ARC, MARVELLOUS, DECORATED KNIGHT and ABOVE THE CURVE.
Lot 245: Firebird (GB)
Stroud Coleman Bloodstock and Paddy Twomey Land Firebird for 260,000 Guineas
The once-raced FIREBIRD, consigned by Barton Sales, was purchased by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock’s Matt Coleman for 260,000 guineas. The two-year-old LOPE DE VEGA filly was bred by the late Sir Robert Ogden, raced by Lady Ogden and trained by Rebecca Menzies to finish second on her sole start to date at Ayr at the beginning of October.
FIREBIRD is out of the FRANKEL mare WAR AND PEACE, a daughter of the Group 1 Matron Stakes winner EMULOUS.
“She has been bought for a client as a racing and then breeding prospect and goes to Paddy Twomey” said Coleman. “We know the filly well as I looked after the late Sir Robert and Lady Ogden’s horses. The filly is a good-looking sort by Lope De Vega, has always shown plenty in training, put in a promising race on her debut and, fingers crossed, she can go on to get some blacktype next year.”
Of the family, he added: “The sister Balalaika was third in the Sandringham Stakes and made 330,000 guineas here at the July Sale when joint second top price, purchased by BBA Ireland.
“All of the mare’s runners have achieved high ratings, and this year’s Too Darn Hot yearling made 110,000 guineas. Bluestocking, under the second dam, finished second in the Irish Oaks in July and was a neck second to Poptronic in the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes on Saturday. It is a happening family.”
WAR AND PEACE is due to sell in the December Mares Sale as lot 1737, while her Showcasing colt foal is catalogued as lot 900 in the December Foal Sale. Both are to be consigned by New England Stud.
Lot 190: Golden Move (GB)
Golden Move to Paul Nicholls for 215,000 Guineas
National Hunt trainers and agents always play a significant part at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale and one lot set to go jumping is the three-year-old colt GOLDEN MOVE, who was purchased by bloodstock agent Tom Malone on behalf of trainer Paul Nicholls for 215,000 guineas after he saw off fellow National Hunt agent Harold Kirk.
A winner over 1m4f on soft ground at Doncaster in July and placed on his two most recent starts, the son of GOLDEN HORN is Timeform rated 91 and was offered by Richard Fahey’s Musley Bank Stables.
“He is a lovely animal. He looks like he stays, and needs all of the trip he is running over at the minute. He goes on soft ground, is by Golden Horn who is doing so well, and is the one we wanted today,” said Malone. “He goes to Ditcheat and is for sale.”
Lot 370: Rascal Recknell (FR)
Inquisitively’s Owner Secures Rascal Recknell for 215,000 Guineas
Newmarket-based trainer Kevin Philippart De Foy enjoyed a first Group winner at the recent Newmarket meeting when INQUISITIVELY won the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes, and the trainer secured the two-year-old WOOTTON BASSETT colt RASCAL RECKNELL for 215,000 guineas for the same owner.
“He has been bought for Wee Sean Gan who owns Inquisitively,” reported De Foy after the purchase. “The plan is the same – keep him in the UK for a bit and then send him to Hong Kong.”
Consigned by Owen Burrows Racing, RASCAL RECKNELL was offered with a Timeform rating of 77p and was bought by Philippart De Foy along with Sam Wright Bloodstock. The underbidder was Jerry McGrath.
Philippart De Foy continued: “This horse is a nice big type, he looks a decent prospect. We might run him once this year but the plan is to give him as much time as he needs, he has a big frame and plenty of scope. I am surprised he ran in August, but he showed plenty of ability that day. He will hopefully run a couple of times next year and then head to Hong Kong next summer.”
The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale continues at 9.30am on Tuesday, 24th October.
Mxothwa/Crawford Double, Domeyer Double
The Hollywood Syndicate-owned Great Cat gets out of the maidens in impressive style over 1250m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville today (Tuesday) and gives Brett Craword and Luyolo Mxothwa a double in the process (Photo: Wayne Marks).
Luyolo Mxothwa won the first two races at Hollywoodbets Durbanville today for his guv’nor Brett Crawford and Aldo Domeyer also rode a double.
Mxothwa goes to 18 wins for the season at a strike rate of 11.25%.
Domeyer is on 21 wins at 23.60%.
Grant van NIekerk leads the Western Cape Jockeys Championship on 19 wins, Domeyer is second on 17 and Richard Fourie is next best on 16.
Brett Crawford has had 15 wins at 9.62%.
Flockton Grey later in life (Racingpost.com)
What is the claim to fame of the horse Flockton Grey?
Flockton Grey was the British racehorse at the centre of one of the largest betting scandals to hit British horseracing. The affair remains the best-known case of a corrupt trainer and owner using a ringer to race in place of another horse. Because of the use of the ringer, Flockton Grey did not actually run in the race for which he became most famous.
Flockton Grey was an undistinguished gelding by Dragonara Palace out of Misippus, a mare who later produced the dual Cheltenham Festival winner Montelado. He was sold for 900 guineas as a foal and for 1,700 guineas as a yearling. On the latter occasion he was bought by Ken Richardson, who sent the gelding into training with Stephen Wiles in Yorkshire.
Flockton Grey was entered into his first race for two-year-olds on 29 March 1982 at Leicester Racecourse. As a debutant from an unsuccessful yard (Stephen Wiles had failed to train a winner in two years), the horse was priced at 10-1. The perpetrators of the scam, Richardson and Wiles, saw an opportunity to make a profit and backed their horse with £20,000, spreading their money around several different betting shops to avoid detection. They then arranged for a three-year-old horse, Good Hand, formerly owned by Richardson, to run in place of Flockton Grey. According to the official weight for age scale, a three-year-old at that time of year ought to have carried 47 pounds more than a two-year-old so that Good Hand, meeting his younger opponents at level weights, had a huge advantage. Good Hand was too strong for the competition and won by twenty lengths.
The margin of victory caused immediate suspicion, and bookmakers refused to pay out. A police investigation followed. Official race photographs revealed the winner had teeth too developed to be a two-year-old’s. Records of the course veterinarian disclosed that the winner had a conspicuous scar on its foreleg. Investigators traced Flockton Grey to one of Wiles’ yards, determining his identity by blood tests, but found no scar. The deceit uncovered, Richardson was charged with conspiracy to defraud. In June 1984, he was convicted, fined £20,000 with £25,000 in costs, and given a suspended nine-month prison sentence. Following his conviction, the Jockey Club “warned off” Richardson for an unprecedented period of 25 years. Wiles received a similar ban from racing. Jockey Kevin Darley was exonerated of any knowledge of the switch, and it was noted that a rider with inside knowledge could easily have held his horse back, minimising the winning margin and preventing any suspicion.
Richardson would later resurface as the chairman of Bridlington Town Football Club, and later the self-styled “benefactor” of Doncaster Rovers; Bridlington Town went bankrupt during his stewardship, with fans of the club accusing Richardson of gross financial mismanagement. Similar accusations were made during his tenure at Doncaster. The tumultuous period in the club’s history only ended in 1999, when Richardson was convicted of attempted arson for his role in hiring three associates to burn down Doncaster’s ground to collect insurance money. He was jailed for four years and ordered to pay £75,000 in costs.
During the investigations and trials which followed the scandal, Flockton Grey remained in police custody, and was only “released” in 1986: he never competed in a race. He lived to the age of 28, spending his last twenty years at the stable of Mary Dick near Worksop. On his death from a heart attack in 2008, Dick described him as “a gem, my favourite horse”.
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