Mary Slack leads in her first July winner as an owner flanked by her son-in-law Stephen Jell (Anneke Akal Kitching).
Mary Slack’s July Win Completes The Jigsaw
They will hang on the Hollywoodbets Greyville Classic Room Wall of Honour together with the equally famous Oppenheimer silks, Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap.
THE OPPENHEIMERS’ JULY WINS REFLECT THEIR ASTUTE IMPORTS OVER THE YEARS
Khumalo Produced One Of The Great July Rides
Mrs O’s Sense Of Humour Rescued The De Kock/Oppenheimer Partnership
Mike de Kock has now won five July’s, sponsored for the first time on Saturday by Hollywoodbets, and has won 133 Grade 1s.
The July trainer/owner combination on Saturday was definitely one of the most fitting in the big race’s history.
Picture (from left): Trevor Brown (assistant trainer), Stephen Jell, Mary Slack, Diane de Kock, Mike de Kock (Anneke Akal Kitching).
Silvano Leapfrogs Into Second Behind Son In Sires Title Race
Candice Bass-Robinson Sets New PB – 105 Winners
Candice Bass-Robinson set a new personal best of 105 wins for the season when Aeneas (Vercingetorix) cruised to a 4,75 length victory in today’s fifth race over 1600m at Kenilworth under Keagan de Melo. She has done it at a strike rate of 15.79%.
Richard Fourie rode a treble to go to 184 wins for the season at a strike rate of 18.44%.
Picture: Candice Bass-Robinson leads in Aeneas.
1-2-3 FOR ROYAL MO AT KENILWORTH TODAY
Klawervlei Stud’s well bred young sire Royal Mo has enjoyed a great strike rate with his runners over the past few weeks and the former G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner came up with a third first crop winner at Kenilworth on Monday afternoon.
Royal Mo’s two-year-old son Rule Of Thumb was sent off favourite to land Monday’s fourth race, the www.caperacing.co.za Maiden Plate (1400m), and he duly obliged in smart style.
The Justin Snaith trained gelding hit the front 100m from home and he powered away to score impressively by two lengths.
Remarkably, sons of Royal Mo filled the first three placings in Monday’s fourth race, with Rule Of Thumb relegating his paternal half-brothers Royal Port Louis and Matsuyamo to second and third placings respectively. Both Royal Port Louis and Matsuyamo look poised to win soon, with their sire himself going from strength to strength,
Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Rule Of Thumb has done nothing wrong in his brief career thus far, with the promising two-year-old running third on debut, behind the promising Le Mans, before finishing second on his only other appearance.
He joins a growing list of promising winners for Royal Mo, with others including Royal Aussie and Mo Jive.
This list looks sure to growing further in coming weeks, with Royal Mo now sporting the eye catching statistic of having six winners or placed runners from just nine starters.
A son of outstanding sire, and emerging sire of sires, Uncle Mo (whose other progeny include US classic winners Nyquist and Mo Donegal), Royal Mo’s granddam Irish Linnet won no fewer than 19 races including the G2 New York Handicap. Irish Linnet was sired by Seattle Song, who also is broodmare sire of US Horse Of The Year and outstanding sire Tiznow.
Picture: Rule Of Thumb lead home his paternal half-brothers Royal Port Louis and Matsuyamo in the fourth race at Kenilworth today (Wayne Marks).
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Picture: Silvano progeny Sparkling Water (black, scarlet cap) and Safe Passage (Blue), on their way to first and third in Saturday’s July (Hollywoodbets).