FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

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FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago
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The Paul Matchett-trained Battle Force, victorious last year in the Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint, heads a full field of 16 as he bids to defend his crown at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Saturday, June 4.

It will be a tough task as last year he carried bottom weight, this year he is at the top of the handicap where there is only 4kg separating top from bottom to conform to international Gr1 conditions.

This year's race will be a tight contest.

The Golden Horse has attracted the country's top sprinters and forms the last leg of the Gr1 quartet, along with the Allan Robertson and Gold Medallion and the SA Fillies Sprint.
All four races have attracted top class entries in what will be a smashing day's racing



ALLAN ROBERTSON CHAMPIONSHIP (Grade 1)
For 2 yof R60 000 Win BSA Bonus Series
Sc# Horse Mass MR Draw B A T M Jockey Trainer
9 AMEENA 60.0 0 ( 0) 9 A R Fourie Glen Kotzen
2 BAUBLES AND BEADS 60.0 0 ( 0) 2 A S Veale Dennis Drier
7 CERTAINLY 60.0 0 ( 0) 7 A J Gates Glen Kotzen
8 EAU DE VIE 60.0 0 ( 0) 8 A S Khumalo Carl Hewitson
6 EKORIA 60.0 0 ( 0) 6 A J P v'd Merwe Gavin Smith
13 GLITTERING GIRL 60.0 0 ( 0) 13 A M Yeni Paul Peter
3 MAGIC TYCOON 60.0 0 ( 0) 3 A K Matsunyane Paul Matchett
14 MISS COOL 60.0 0 ( 0) 14 A G Lerena Paul Peter
5 PRINCESS OZMA 60.0 0 ( 0) 5 A G van Niekerk Wendy Whitehead
11 RED ROSES TOO 60.0 0 ( 0) 11 A K de Melo Dennis Drier
15 RIDE ON 60.0 0 ( 0) 15 A A Domeyer Gareth van Zyl
10 RIVER QUERARESS 60.0 0 ( 0) 10 B A W Kennedy Paul Peter
1 SABATINI 60.0 0 ( 0) 1 A S Moodley Michael Miller
12 SWEET PEPPER 60.0 0 ( 0) 12 A T C Habib Sean Tarry
4 TIME FOR GLORY 60.0 0 ( 0) 4 A M V'Rensburg Weichong Marwing

Couplings: (2,11) (7,9) (10,13,14)



GOLD MEDALLION (Grade 1)

Sc# Horse Mass MR Draw B A T M Jockey Trainer
6 CAPTAIN BOMBSHELL 60.0 0 ( 0) 6 A G Lerena Peter Muscutt
4 CLIFF TOP 60.0 0 ( 0) 4 A T G Cheyne Alan Greeff
3 COUNTDOWN 60.0 0 ( 0) 3 A R Fourie Glen Kotzen
9 FOREST SPY 60.0 0 ( 0) 9 A W Kennedy Gavin Smith
11 GLADATORIAN 60.0 0 ( 0) 11 A T S Veale Dennis Drier
5 IMPOSING 60.0 0 ( 0) 5 A G van Niekerk Glen Kotzen
10 KARANGETANG 60.0 0 ( 0) 10 A M K de Melo J A Janse van Vuuren
2 NOW I GOT YOU 60.0 0 ( 0) 2 A M Yeni Corrie Lensley
7 OCEAN TIME 60.0 0 ( 0) 7 A D Dillon Peter Muscutt
1 PROPHET 60.0 0 ( 0) 1 A C Zackey Corne Spies
12 THUNDERSTRUCK 60.0 0 ( 0) 12 B A C Habib Sean Tarry
8 TWIN STRIKE 60.0 0 ( 0) 8 A K Matsunyane Paul Matchett

Couplings: (3,5) (6,7)



SOUTH AFRICAN FILLIES SPRINT (Grade 1) Brought to you by The Witness

Sc# Horse Mass MR Draw B A T M Jockey Trainer
15 CAPTAIN'S RANSOM 60.0 126 (126) 15 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
3 GALLIC PRINCESS 60.0 115 (115) 3 B A M Yeni Candice Dawson
4 TRUE TO LIFE 60.0 114 (114) 4 B A K de Melo J A Janse van Vuuren
6 WINTER SMOKE 60.0 112 (112) 6 A R Munger Ashley Fortune
11 FULL VELOCITY 60.0 108 (108) 11 B A G Lerena Sean Tarry
14 CAPITANA 60.0 106 (106) 14 A M L Mxothwa Brett Crawford
13 FAVORITA 60.0 104 (104) 13 A C Zackey Justin Snaith
12 VIHAAN'S PIE 60.0 94 ( 94) 12 B A M Mjoka Kumaran Naidoo
1 MIDNIGHT GEM 60.0 92 ( 92) 1 A J P v'd Merwe Phillip Labuschagne
8 BIG BURN 59.0 122 (120) 8 A W Kennedy Paul Peter
10 UNDER YOUR SPELL 59.0 119 (117) 10 A T C Habib Sean Tarry
2 SOUND OF WARNING 59.0 111 (109) 2 A S Khumalo Sean Tarry
9 GIMME DAT 59.0 109 (107) 9 A G van Niekerk Justin Snaith
7 SANTA MARIA 59.0 106 (104) 7 A A Domeyer Candice Bass-Robinson
5 MERCURY RISING 59.0 97 ( 95) 5 A S Moodley Wendy Whitehead

Couplings: (2,10,11) (9,13,15)




GOLDEN HORSE SPRINT (Grade 1)
Handicap
Sc# Horse Mass MR Draw B A T M Jockey Trainer
13 BATTLE FORCE 60.0 120 (120) 13 B A C Zackey Peter Muscutt
7 ALESIAN CHIEF 58.5 119 (117) 7 A M Yeni Corrie Lensley
4 CARTEL CAPTAIN 58.5 117 (117) 4 B A T Godden Dennis Drier
9 PEARL OF ASIA 58.5 117 (117) 9 B A S Moodley Robbie Hill
8 SMORGASBORD 58.0 118 (116) 8 A G Lerena Paul Peter
16 AL SAKEET 58.0 116 (116) 16 B A K Matsunyane Mike de Kock
10 CHIMICHURI RUN 57.5 115 (115) 10 B A T C Habib Sean Tarry
15 COSMIC HIGHWAY 57.0 116 (114) 15 A K de Melo Dean Kannemeyer
6 GOOD TRAVELLER 57.0 116 (114) 6 A D Dillon Glen Kotzen
3 ULTRA MAGNUS 57.0 114 (114) 3 B A R Munger Peter Muscutt
2 GLOBAL DRUMMER 56.5 113 (113) 2 A J P v'd Merwe Gavin Smith
11 HELLO WINTER HELLO 56.5 113 (113) 11 A W Kennedy J A Janse van Vuuren
1 BARTHOLDI 56.0 112 (112) 1 B A S Khumalo M G Azzie/A A Azzie
14 REAL GONE KID 56.0 112 (112) 14 A L Mxothwa Brett Crawford
12 EDEN ROC 56.0 111 (111) 12 A T R Fourie Sean Tarry
5 WARRIOR'S REST 56.0 111 (111) 5 B A G van Niekerk Sean Tarry
Reserve Runners
17 TEMPTING FATE 56.0 110 (110) 0 B A Reserve 1 Dennis Drier
18 SOCRATES 56.0 109 (109) 0 A Reserve 2 Shane Humby

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Re: FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago
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4kg spread in the weights for the Golden Horse sprint ? I may have missed something, but was this publicized before?

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Re: FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago
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Think they have done this in a few races recently, it was to please the big fancy pants

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Re: FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago
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Muscutt trained Battle Force

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Re: FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago
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Tarry fancies eden roc but for me whoever beats cosmic highway will win this race
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Re: FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago
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In the allan robertson , Ekoria is a interesting runner , pe juveniles have done well in the past travelling and this has really impressed , worth a nibble at the price

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Re: Re:FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago
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In the Golden Horse not one runner of eighteen has won his last start.


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Re: Re:FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago
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What’s up with Superman? He’s not riding at Scotsville.


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Re: Re:FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago
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Warrior's Rest has run 2 places in 19 months, how has this horse qualified ahead of Tempting Fate????

Another anomaly from the book of horse racing jokes.....

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Re: Re:FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

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Warrior's Rest has run 2 places in 19 months, how has this horse qualified ahead of Tempting Fate????

Another anomaly from the book of horse racing jokes.....

Warriors Rest rated 111, Tempting Fate rated 110. Warriors Rest a former winner of the very same race.

Back in the day of Race Figure, horses with pathetic form was running in features but because of prior wins always got in. A former winner of a race was never omitted.

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Re: Re:FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago
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Thanks Naresh but I cannot accept that rationale if that is the criteria being used by the selection panel. By this rationale any previous winner without form can be back in the race.

How does a horse that has run 2 places in 19 months, before the second place in March it had been 17 months since the horse last placed get a run?. How on this green earth does the horse keep the rating for that long???

My gripe is not against the horse but the situation of having a horse with what would be considered NO form racing in a grade 1. The horse will be 40/1 and the trainers comment is that the horse finished second in a race in March and is in a good space. This should cover them if the horse runs a drum or even wins however if the horse runs off the boards well then it was half expected. Should this horse win then you will hear a trilogy on how they have overcome to get the horse back to his potential.

All the while the punter is none the wiser which is my problem with this situation.

This is nothing new however it is my belief that these exact situations drive punters away.

Same shit different day.... Same as the horses being "looked after" last weekend.
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Re: Re:FINAL FIELDS Golden Horse Sprint Day

2 years 1 month ago
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@Tigershark. Warriors Rest has a higher rating than Tempting Fate and that would have been the criteria that it got in ahead of Tempting Fate. All others horses that was eliminated have a lower rating.

In the UK, all the big handicaps are "handicaps". Even if you have 5 wins in a row and a horse with no form never win in two years but has a higher merit rating, it will always get in. No discretion by the handicapper is taken into account. In South Africa we have a situation that a lot of Graded Races are handicaps and the Racing Operator can have the final say. Note, other racing jurisdictions also can use their discretion into the final field for the Graded Races if there is an overflow of runners.

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