Final Field and Media launch Sansui Summer Cup
Draws were made today for the 2016 Sansui Cup at the Cube Tasting Kitchen in,Maboneng
Racing. It's a Rush: PRESS RELEASE
Subject: GAUTENG SANSUI SUMMER CUP DRAW PAINTS CLEARER PICTURE
Date: NOVEMBER 16, 2016
With 10 days to go until the Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup, things got a bit more real for the connections of the respective runners in the 20-horse field with the barrier draw on Wednesday afternoon.
In front of an audience that included sponsors, owners, trainers, jockeys, celebs and the media the mechanism, which used the Johannesburg skyline as a backdrop, helped paint a much clearer picture for the 2000m contest at Turffontein Racecourse on 26 November.
“Every year we get better at this as SANSUI from a sponsorship point of view. We’e got a lot of history with Phumelela and we’re very excited to once again be part of this,” Chris Dirks, Group Executive Merchandise and Marketing for SANSUi licence holders, JD Group said.
“We are glad to be here and to partner with a prestigious horseracing event like this. Our aim is to grow it into one of the best events in Gauteng. Spread the word and tell people that it’s happening and they should get their tickets,” Hans Kekana, speaking on behalf of Gauteng Tourism, said.
It’s a case of deja vu for The Conglomerate with the winner of this year’s Vodacom Durban July having to once again overcome a wide berth, the Joey Ramsden inmate with Piere Strydom up, having drawn 15.
But there was reason to smile for the combination of Geoff Woodruff and Anton Marcus as their charge Deo Juvente managed to land a plum draw of eight. Top weight Mac De Lago will jump from starting stall three while St Tropez, the second of the Ramsden runners, claimed pole position.
Tasked with picking one of the respective blocks for his ride in the race, apprentice Lyle Hewitson ended up with stall 14 for Romany Prince. Rather than rue his position the young jockey opted to rather look forward to once again competing in a Grade One contest.
“It starts to become real when you end up getting to this point. Just seeing the promo videos for the big day is enough to give you goosebumps and I’m privileged to have a ride in the big race and really looking forward to it,” said Hewitson.
Race-7 (Turf) R 2,000,000 2000m 17:10 Ref-405 SANSUI SUMMER CUP (Grade 1) Open
Sc# Horse Mass MR Draw B A T Jockey Trainer
1 MAC DE LAGO 60.0 114 (114) 3 A T W Marwing Weiho Marwing
2 PUNTA ARENAS 58.0 110 (110) 5 A K de Melo Dennis Drier
3 DEO JUVENTE 56.0 106 (106) 8 A A Marcus Geoff Woodruff
4 MASTER SABINA 56.0 106 (106) 6 A T G Lerena Geoff Woodruff
5 THE CONGLOMERATE 56.0 106 (106) 15 A T P Strydom Joey Ramsden
6 JUDICIAL 55.5 105 (105) 2 A K Zechner Tyrone Zackey
7 NO WORRIES 55.5 105 (105) 10 B A T W Kennedy Gareth van Zyl
8 SARATOGA DANCER 55.0 104 (104) 13 A C Zackey Duncan Howells
9 JUXTAPOSE 54.0 103 (102) 7 A C Maujean Stanley Ferreira
10 LIEGE 53.5 102 (101) 12 A T S Khumalo Sean Tarry
11 ROMANY PRINCE 53.5 102 (101) 14 A *L Hewitson Ormond Ferraris
12 TEN GUN SALUTE 53.5 102 (101) 9 A T G van Niekerk Duncan Howells
13 MASTER SWITCH 53.5 101 (101) 18 A T A Delpech Geoff Woodruff
14 SAMURAI BLADE 52.5 100 ( 99) 4 A T M Yeni Sean Tarry
15 STONEHENGE 52.5 99 ( 99) 16 A T J P v'd Merwe Sean Tarry
16 MOGOK MASTER 52.0 99 ( 98) 11 B A T M V'Rensburg Joe Soma
17 MASTER 'N COMMANDE 52.0 97 ( 97) 17 A A Forbes Geoff Woodruff
18 ST TROPEZ 52.0 97 ( 97) 1 A T *C Murray Joey Ramsden
19 IRISH PRIDE 52.0 95 ( 94) 20 A R Simons Johan Janse van Vuuren
20 BANKABLE TEDDY 52.0 91 ( 90) 19 B A R Danielson Brian Wiid
Couplings: (3,4,13,17) (5,18) (8,12) (10,14,15)
No. of Trainers: 13