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1 January 2022
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London News Stakes (grade 3)(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 1m 1f
Runners
10

Type
Flat

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(10)
Shango silk
Shango
J: G Lerena
T: S G Tarry
Upped to 1m2f four weeks ago when beaten 12l in the Grade 1 Summer Cup Handicap; healthy career strike-rate; hard to recommend despite dropping in class
21580-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 114
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-7 b 17/19 Flying Carpet (11½L) 25/1 114 55
6 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-12 b 8/9 Battle Force (10½L) 25/1 114 45
12 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f 9-6 b 5/10 Al Muthana (4¼L) 100/7 114 90
3 Jul 21 Gre Greyville 11f Hc 9-6 b 1/11 Black Knap (hd) 10/1 111 63
6 Jun 21 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-11 b 2/11 Johnny Hero (¾L) 10/1 111 87
8 May 21 Tur Turffontein 9f Md 9-7 b 4/6 Bingwa (9¾L) 2/1 116 62
2
(3)
Johnny Hero silk
Johnny Hero
J: D Schwarz
T: T Zackey
Finished fourth in the Grade 1 handicap Summer Cup Handicap last month and admirable career strike-rate; good effort when 1½l third last month here dropped down to 1m; more on his plate this time but poses a threat
10343-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 110
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-11 b 3/8 War Of Athena (1½L) 25/4 110 96
30 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-7 b 4/19 Flying Carpet (2¼L) 100/1 106 90
11 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-2 b 3/7 Sound Of Summer (2¼L) 50/3 106 61
3 Jul 21 Gre Greyville 11f 8-5 b 16/18 Kommetdieding (12L) 75/1 106 99
6 Jun 21 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-3 b 1/11 Shango (¾L) 10/1 103 81
15 May 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-11 b 2/10 Puerto Manzano (1L) 50/3 103 101
3
(7)
Second Base silk
Second Base
J: A Marcus
T: J J Van Vuuren
On a long losing run but good career strike-rate; finished 12th in the Grade 1 Summer Cup Handicap (over 1m2f here) latest; blinkers fitted for the first time
55350-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 115
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-9 12/19 Flying Carpet (6L) 25/1 117 78
6 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 9-6 5/12 Sparkling Water (7L) 50/3 120 86
9 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 9-6 3/9 Golden Pheasant (3L) 10/3 122 56
4 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 9-6 5/7 Imperial Ruby (5½L) 25/11 122 66
29 May 21 Gre Greyville 10f 9-6 5/12 Linebacker (2¾L) 10/1 122 84
1 May 21 Tur Turffontein 10f 9-1 2/9 Got The Greenlight (¾L) 100/7 116 64
4
(6)
Majestic Mozart silk
Majestic Mozart
J: R Munger
T: A B Fortune
Yet to win over 1m1f; stepped up to 1m2f (draw was no help) when beaten a head to finish second in the Grade 1 Summer Cup Handicap 32 days ago making only his second appearance for this trainer, form boosted by the fifth going on to win; could go well
24412-
Age: 6
Weight: 9-4
OR: 114
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-7 2/19 Flying Carpet (hd) 50/3 110 97
13 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-2 1/7 Pack Leader (5¼L) 5/2 104 64
2 Oct 21 Dur Durbanville 7f 9-2 4/11 Seeking The Stars (3½L) 40/1 104 112
10 Aug 21 Ken Kenilworth 10f 9-0 4/6 Anse Lazio (3¾L) 4/1 104 -
30 Jul 21 Fai Fairview 8f 9-4 2/9 Marmara Sea (hd) 25/4 105 66
17 Jul 21 Ken Kenilworth 8f 9-0 3/6 Rockin' Ringo (1½L) 10/1 105 47
5
(2)
Astrix silk
Astrix
J: W Kennedy
T: P A Peter
Yet to win over 1m1f but a prolific winner during his career; not beaten far when seventh in the Grade 1 Summer Cup Handicap here over 1m2f four weeks ago; form boosted by the fifth going in since; should not be ruled out; stable form an obvious plus
22237-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 112
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-7 b 7/19 Flying Carpet (2½L) 100/7 112 89
6 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-7 b 3/12 Sparkling Water (hd) 100/33 112 97
30 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-9 b 2/15 Bingwa (3¼L) 25/1 112 69
9 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 9-2 b 2/9 Golden Pheasant (hd) 25/3 112 61
15 Sep 21 Gre Greyville 8f 9-9 b 2/10 Gentleman's Wager (½L) 15/4 112 82
10 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-2 b 1/7 Wisteria Walk (2½L) 5/1 106 94
6
(4)
Golden Pheasant silk
Golden Pheasant
J: S Khumalo
T: B/Y Botes / Vosloo
Turned in a solid effort in defeat latest, when third in the Grade 1 Summer Cup Handicap (was done no favours by the draw) here (1m2f), finishing ahead of next-time-out winner War Of Athena; admirable career strike-rate; a likely player
22123-
Age: 7
Weight: 9-4
OR: 112
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-7 3/19 Flying Carpet (1½L) 40/1 112 93
6 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-7 2/12 Sparkling Water (shd) 25/2 111 98
9 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-11 1/9 Astrix () 50/7 107 58
4 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-11 2/7 Imperial Ruby (hd) 10/1 107 77
29 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-8 2/7 Sound Of Summer (1¼L) 25/2 106 81
19 Mar 21 Fai Fairview 8f 9-11 3/6 Sailing Lizard (4½L) 47/20 106 46
7
(1)
Donald McDonald silk
Donald McDonald
J: K De Melo
T: G H Van Zyl
Finished ahead of Saragon 32 days ago here over 1m, getting the job done by 1l; goes for a hat-trick; holds major claims despite this step up in class
43211-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 102
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-5 b 1/9 Sound Of Summer (1L) 50/7 96 62
17 Oct 21 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 8-8 b 1/8 Wealthy () 25/7 93 51
3 Oct 21 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 9-0 b 2/5 Coup De Tete (1L) 100/33 92 93
13 Sep 21 Gre Greyville 9f Hc 9-8 3/9 Magical Midlands (1¾L) 5/1 92 -
18 Jul 21 Gre Greyville 9f Hc 9-2 b 4/12 Gentleman's Wager (3¼L) 25/4 92 -
8
(8)
Savannah Storm silk
Savannah Storm
J: C Zackey
T: P P Vermeulen
No impression when fifth of eight upped to 1m last month when well behind the fourth, Johnny Hero, (wore blinkers); good career strike-rate but generally modest form since Listed handicap race success at Turffontein Standside last March; blinkers worn previously dispensed with; makes limited appeal with this looking tougher than last time
95995-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 93
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-3 b 5/8 War Of Athena (12½L) 20/1 98 47
30 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-3 9/14 Alesian Chief (4L) 100/1 100 55
6 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-0 9/12 Sparkling Water (9¾L) 25/1 106 55
19 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-7 5/9 Vaseem (2¼L) 100/3 106 59
15 May 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-11 9/10 Puerto Manzano (12½L) 25/1 106 59
3 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-6 11/11 Got The Greenlight (24L) 18/1 106 13
9
(5)
Seehaam silk
Seehaam
J: C Habib
T: S G Tarry
Stepped up to 1m2f latest when well beaten in the Grade 1 Summer Cup Handicap; course specialist (three wins from seven) but generally modest form since fillies Listed handicap success at Turffontein Standside last March; up against it despite dropping in class
65450-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: 105
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-7 15/19 Flying Carpet (11½L) 100/3 107 56
30 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-4 5/15 Bingwa (5L) 50/3 107 57
12 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f 8-8 4/10 Al Muthana (2¾L) 20/1 107 88
1 May 21 Tur Turffontein 10f 9-6 5/7 Netta (15½L) 25/11 107 23
17 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-6 6/11 Summer Pudding (4½L) 15/2 100 75
20 Mar 21 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-4 1/10 Sparkling Water (5L) 4/5 90 107
10
(9)
Saragon silk
Saragon
J: C Maujean
T: C Dawson
Not disgraced when fifth of nine second time out for this trainer here over 1m latest 3½l behind Donald Mcdonald; her claims aren't overly compelling as facing a tougher assignment this time
45345-
Age: 7
Weight: 8-12
OR: 101
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-5 5/9 Donald McDonald (3½L) 25/1 103 50
6 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-6 4/7 War Of Athena (3¾L) 40/1 103 54
1 May 21 Tur Turffontein 10f 9-6 3/7 Netta (13L) 40/1 104 32
10 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 9-6 5/8 Fort Anne (3L) 8/1 105 40
20 Mar 21 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-7 4/10 Seehaam (6¾L) 25/1 106 100
20 Feb 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-4 7/10 Jet Start (6¾L) 25/1 107 63
Verdict

DONALD MCDONALD is the one to back. He has been a winner here and is taken to confirm the placings after finishing ahead of Saragon 32 days ago. Golden Pheasant is a major contender while there should be plenty of market support for Majestic Mozart, and Astrix is considered although might not get the trip.

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Donald McDonald
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