NOTHER Russia, who almost caused the upset of the day at Turffontein on Saturday, is among the 13 entries for the R1-million HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes over 1600m on Saturday 21 April.

Mike de Kock’s charge got within a neck of 4-10 favourite Legal Eagle in the Grade 1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes over 1600m, a distance over which Sean Tarry’s charge is now unbeaten in nine starts.

De Kock has entered four runners in this Grade 1 race, the others being Orchid Island, Cascapedia and three-year-old Fish River.

Assistant trainer Mathew de Kock said prior to the running of the Horse Chestnut Stakes that there is a possibility Orchid Island may miss the Empress Club Stakes and got for the R4-million President‘s Champions Challenge over 2000m at Turffontein on 5 May.

The main mission for Nother Russia is the Empress Club Stakes and after her superb run to Legal Eagle on Saturday she will have many supporters.

Another useful entry is Geoff Woodruff’s in-form Al Danza, who won Saturday’s Listed Jacaranda Handicap.

Entries for the R1-million HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes (Grade 1)(F&M) at weight-for-age over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday 12 April.

6 AL DANZA (G V Woodruff) 60.0
3 BI POT (G V Woodruff) 60.0
11 CASCAPEDIA (M F De Kock) 60.0
10 GIMME SIX (S J Snaith) 60.0
2 HEAPS OF FUN (S G Tarry) 60.0
1 NOTHER RUSSIA (M F De Kock) 60.0
13 ORCHID ISLAND (M F De Kock) 60.0
9 SAFE HARBOUR (S G Tarry) 60.0
12 SHE’S A GIVER (J J van Vuuren) 60.0
4 SILVAN STAR (G S Kotzen) 60.0
7 SIMPLY ROYAL (S G Tarry) 60.0
5 TAHINI (S G Tarry) 60.0
8 FISH RIVER (M F De Kock) 57.5

– TAB News.