Entries - HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes
As expected runners from the stables of champion trainer Sean Tarry and Mike de Kock dominate the entries for the R1-million HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes (Grade 1) over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday 22 April.
The running of this year’s race will be a royal affair at Turffontein Racecourse with the news that HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco will be in attendance at the Johannesburg track.
Her support of the raceday means a number of charities are set to benefit among those the Red Cross, Highveld Horse Care Unit and Gugu Lesizwe Primary School.
“I look forward to once again attending a racemeeting at the historic Turffontein Racecourse and of course continuing the support of a number of worthy causes,” Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene says of her involvement on the day.
“To have the horseracing community rally behind this will be amazing and being able to play a part in restoring some of the glamour back into the sport is also special.”
Princess Charlene was a special guest at the same venue back in 2012 when featuring at the Charity Mile meeting which is held annually every November.
Tarry has nominated five runners including three-year-old Safe Harbour who at 106, has the highest merit rating of the 19 entries. She put up an improved performance when narrowly beaten by Orchid Island in the Grade 1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Classic over 1800m. She is likely to prefer this 1600m and having drawn at No 7 will have plenty fans if she runs.
Tarry has also entered Intergalactic, Trophy Wife, Tahini and Heaps Of Fun.
De Kock has nominated three runners, including Nother Russia, three-year-old Al Hawraa and The Centenary, who is likely to find this trip a touch sharp.
Cape Town-based trainer Justin Snaith has entered Star Express who narrowly beaten by Nightingale in the Grade 1 Klawervlei Paddock Stakes on Sun Met day. She has not raced since then but would be a massive contender if she runs.
Fort Ember has been taking on the boys of late and performed well and Paul Peter’s runner has also got the advantage of jumping from No 1 draw.
Supplementary entries close at 9am on Thursday, 13 April, with declarations by 11am on Tuesday 18 April.
Entries for the R1-million HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes (Grade 1) over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday 22 April
1 Fort Ember 60 104 Paul Peter
12 Star Express 60 104 Justin Snaith
9 Juxtapose 60 102 Stanley Ferreira
18 Bella Sonata 60 101 Gavin van Zyl
8 Intergalactic 60 101 Sean Tarry
11 Trophy Wife 60 101 Sean Tarry
14 Polyphonic 60 100 Alec Laird
6 Tahini 60 99 Sean Tarry
16 The Centenary (NZ) 60 99 Mike de Kock
5 Heaps Of Fun 60 98 Sean Tarry
4 Nother Russia 60 96 Mike de Kock
15 Kilauea 60 95 David Nieuwenhuizen
3 She's A Dragon 60 90 Craig Mayhew
10 Negroamaro 60 87 Johan Janse van Vuuren
13 Samarra 60 84 John Vos
7 Safe Harbour 57.5 106 Sean Tarry
19 Al Hawraa (AUS) 57.5 96 Mike de Kock
17 Anna Pavlova 57.5 93 Roy Magner
2 Al Danza 57.5 89 Geoff Woodruff
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