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Golden Horse Sprint (grade 1)(Handicap) Racecard

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 6f
Runners
17

Type
Flat

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(1)
I Am Giant silk
I Am Giant
J: K Matsunyane
T: B Crawford
Plenty of wins on his CV; behind Lucky Lad when only just held (11-2) 35 days ago over this trip at Turffontein Standside in what looked an up-to-scratch Grade 2; warrants consideration despite being up in class
3-5122
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 107
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-7 2/11 Lucky Lad (nk) 11/2 104 70
9 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-7 2/10 Swing Upon A Star (hd) 6/4 104 69
10 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-11 1/9 Aussenkehr (1¼L) 7/2 98 80
28 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-8 5/8 Power Broker (3½L) 33/10 98 88
28 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-7 3/8 Dyce (4L) 18/10 98 66
26 Sep 23 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 1/8 Unzen (hd) 28/10 98 78
2
(2)
Swing Upon A Star silk
Swing Upon A Star
J: C Habib
T: A P Peter
Finished last of 11 (this trip Turffontein Standside, Grade 2) five weeks ago 7l behind I Am Giant; a prolific winner during his career; starts out for new yard; this looks a tough ask as facing a tougher assignment this time
-41050
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 104
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-7 11/11 Lucky Lad (7¼L) 25/1 105 45
13 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-5 5/7 Cosmic Star (3¼L) 15/2 105 73
24 Mar 24 Gre Greyville 6f 8-11 11/12 Gladatorian (12L) 5/1 105 44
9 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-7 1/10 I Am Giant (hd) 4/1 103 70
15 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-3 4/12 Melech (2¾L) 20/1 103 80
17 Dec 23 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 1/6 Elegant Ice (shd) 7/2 103 -
3
(3)
Surjay silk
Surjay
J: S Khumalo
T: B Crawford
Has not been in the winners' enclosure for a while now but gained plenty of wins on straight tracks; ran well (7-1) beaten half a length (Turffontein Standside, this trip, Grade 2) latest, behind the reopposing I Am Giant
223-63
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
OR: 119
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-6 3/11 Lucky Lad (½L) 7/1 119 78
27 Jan 24 Ken Kenilworth 5f 9-6 6/11 Dyce (3½L) 6/1 119 76
10 Dec 23 Ken Kenilworth 6f Hc 9-7 3/16 Cosmic Highway (½L) 2/1 119 84
26 Nov 23 Ken Kenilworth 6f 9-11 2/13 Thunderstruck (¾L) 6/1 119 87
30 Jul 23 Gre Greyville 6f 9-6 2/12 Isivunguvungu (nk) 15/2 119 97
1 Jul 23 Gre Greyville 6f 9-6 3/14 Gladatorian (¾L) 5/1 119 103
4
(4)
Ziyasha silk
Ziyasha
J: J P v'd Merwe
T: C Binda
Good career strike-rate; missed out by a short head sent off 10-1 last month at Turffontein Standside in what looked a warm stakes race; this represents a step up in class but can figure
3-1262
Age: 3
Weight: 8-7
OR: 116
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 May 24 Tur Turffontein 5f 8-11 b 2/11 Thunderstruck (shd) 10/1 116 75
6 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 5f 9-2 b 6/10 Thunderstruck (3¾L) 16/1 114 72
25 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-6 b 2/8 One Fell Swoop (nk) 10/1 112 -
4 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 9-7 b 1/8 Cliffhanger (4¼L) 7/1 104 78
23 Dec 23 Tur Turffontein 5f 9-2 3/9 Golden Sickle (4½L) 10/1 102 68
9 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 9-2 4/8 Rulership (3½L) 4/1 102 68
5
(5)
Hithemhardsunshine silk
Hithemhardsunshine
J: A Mgudlwa
T: A Wright
He was a creditable third at this course five weeks ago; beat Pray For Rain (seventh) when winning by a neck last month at Greyville; facing a tougher assignment than last month, others more appealing
-14231
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 108
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 May 24 Gre Greyville 5f 8-8 1/6 Magic Tattoo (nk) 11/10 104 70
28 Apr 24 Sco Scottsville 6f Hc 9-2 3/14 King Of The Gauls (1¼L) 7/1 104 81
8 Apr 24 Sco Scottsville 5f Hc 9-6 2/9 King Of The Gauls (½L) 11/2 102 87
28 Feb 24 Gre Greyville 5f 9-4 4/11 Sun Blushed (2L) 8/1 102 71
14 Feb 24 Gre Greyville 5f Hc 9-7 1/6 Music Is Life () 7/1 98 90
7 May 23 Tur Turffontein 6f 7-12 9/10 Godswood (12L) 10/1 104 39
6
(6)
Quasiforsure silk
Quasiforsure
J: T Godden
T: P B Muscutt
Has won previously at this course; was on the premises (runner-up, beaten just over 1l) 34 days ago (dropped back to 5½f) in a Listed handicap race here, form boosted by Hithemhardsunshine and Donquerari; facing a tougher assignment this time, is passed over
14-642
Age: 5
Weight: 8-7
OR: 115
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Apr 24 Sco Scottsville 6f Hc 10-0 2/14 King Of The Gauls (1¼L) 25/2 115 89
24 Feb 24 Ken Kenilworth 8f 9-6 4/9 Royal Aussie (1¾L) 28/10 115 48
27 Jan 24 Ken Kenilworth 7f 9-9 6/14 At My Command (3½L) 4/1 115 87
10 Dec 23 Ken Kenilworth 6f Hc 9-3 4/16 Cosmic Highway (¾L) 5/1 115 80
23 Oct 23 Gre Greyville 6f 9-11 1/14 African Skyline (nk) 10/1 112 91
30 Jul 23 Gre Greyville 8f Hc 9-11 8/14 Meridius (6½L) 4/1 112 76
7
(7)
Dyce silk
Dyce 1
J: P Strydom
T: M N Houdalakis
Well held in the Computaform Sprint two months ago (Turffontein Standside); gained plenty of wins on straight tracks and won the Cape Flying Championships four months ago; others appeal more
14-109
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 130
Days: 56
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 5f 9-6 h1 9/10 Thunderstruck (8L) 6/1 130 59
2 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 5f 9-11 h1 12/14 Mover And Shaker (11L) 9/4 130 33
27 Jan 24 Ken Kenilworth 5f 9-6 h1 1/11 Thunderstruck (nk) 5/2 130 89
30 Dec 23 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-11 h1 4/7 Mrs Browning (4L) 14/10 130 54
25 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-4 h1 1/11 Gladatorian (4¼L) 91/100 116 67
28 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 9-2 h1 1/8 Captain Hindsight (2L) 3/1 106 84
8
(8)
At My Command silk
At My Command
J: C Zackey
T: B Crawford
Plenty of wins on his CV; soundly beaten when seventh at Turffontein Standside two months ago; unlikely to trouble the principals as facing a tougher assignment this time
2-2167
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 119
Days: 56
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-2 7/10 Sandringham Summit (6¼L) 14/1 124 81
2 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-6 6/13 Main Defender (8¼L) 10/1 126 43
27 Jan 24 Ken Kenilworth 7f 9-9 1/14 Underworld (hd) 5/2 124 100
6 Jan 24 Ken Kenilworth 9f 9-3 2/13 Mucho Dinero (hd) 2/1 124 69
2 Dec 23 Ken Kenilworth 8f 9-2 2/8 See It Again (1¾L) 33/1 114 105
11 Nov 23 Dur Durbanville 8f 9-6 5/13 Montien (3¾L) 10/1 114 78
9
(9)
Countdown silk
Countdown
J: G Wright
T: G S Kotzen
Didn't offer much when tenth of 11 (this distance Kenilworth, Grade 3) latest; faces a stiff task as faces a stiffer task
-04810
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 108
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 24 Ken Kenilworth 6f 9-0 10/11 Winter Cloud (6½L) 5/1 108 41
22 Mar 24 Fai Fairview 6f 9-6 1/11 The Winter Lake (shd) 11/2 107 80
24 Feb 24 Ken Kenilworth 6f 9-4 8/9 Thunderstruck (2½L) 40/1 107 72
6 Feb 24 Ken Kenilworth 6f 9-6 4/7 Jerusalema Rain (1¾L) 4/1 108 70
6 Jan 24 Ken Kenilworth 8f 9-6 12/12 Charles Dickens (16½L) 100/1 108 58
10 Dec 23 Ken Kenilworth 6f Hc 8-8 2/16 Cosmic Highway (hd) 25/2 107 77
10
(10)
Cruise Control silk
Cruise Control 1
J: S Veale
T: D C Howells
Got the job done by just over 1l latest (Fairview Polytrack) in what looked a warm stakes race; completed his hat-trick last time and admirably consistent; first start for current yard; has to be respected despite being up in class
1-3111
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 117
Days: 29
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 May 24 Fvw Fairview 6f 9-11 h1 1/9 Cliff Top () 1/2 117 77
12 Apr 24 Fvw Fairview 5f 9-8 h1 1/10 Evies First (3½L) 2/5 117 82
13 Feb 24 Fvw Fairview 5f 9-11 h1 1/7 Ledell's Echo (5½L) 63/100 117 89
26 Jan 24 Fai Fairview 6f 9-11 h1 3/10 Evies First (hd) 33/10 117 83
29 Dec 23 Fvw Fairview 6f 9-11 h1 1/10 Mhlabeni (1L) 2/1 117 81
5 Nov 23 Fai Fairview 6f 9-2 h1 2/13 Khaya's Hope (2½L) 9/2 117 67
11
(11)
Lucky Lad silk
Lucky Lad
J: R Fourie
T: S G Tarry
Had three of these in arrears when winning by a neck running over this distance latest (Turffontein Standside) in what looked a warm Grade 2; more on his plate but he needs to be taken very seriously
10-421
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: 121
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 b 1/11 I Am Giant (nk) 6/4 119 77
6 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-1 2/10 Sandringham Summit (1¼L) 11/2 117 98
25 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-6 4/8 One Fell Swoop (1¼L) 87/100 117 -
30 Jul 23 Gre Greyville 8f 9-6 13/13 Sandringham Summit (16½L) 11/10 117 30
3 Jun 23 Sco Scottsville 6f 9-6 1/11 Outlaw King () 11/10 - 77
29 Apr 23 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-6 1/7 Jerusalema Rain (2¾L) 13/10 - 74
12
(12)
Sun Blushed silk
Sun Blushed
J: R A Venniker
T: M L Roberts
Three wins from five runs over CD, including last time when beating eight rivals (28-10); bids to pull off a hat-trick; is a player despite being up in class
20-311
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 113
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Apr 24 Sco Scottsville 6f 9-3 1/8 Good Traveller (shd) 28/10 109 79
28 Feb 24 Gre Greyville 5f 9-1 1/11 Captain Bombshell (1¾L) 4/1 106 79
4 Feb 24 Sco Scottsville 6f 9-3 3/11 Captain Bombshell (1¾L) 25/2 106 85
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-6 10/22 Unzen (3½L) 33/1 106 -
11 Nov 23 Sco Scottsville 6f 9-5 2/7 Quandary (nk) 4/1 106 84
15 Oct 23 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 9-7 9/9 Royal Victory (16½L) 20/1 106 37
13
(13)
Cliff Top silk
Cliff Top
J: D De Gouveia
T: P B Muscutt
Good career strike-rate; was on the premises (second, beaten just over 1l, this distance, Fairview Polytrack, stakes race) 29 days ago, the third and eighth franked form since; first run for trainer; with more on his plate tough to make a case
7-3342
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 108
Days: 29
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 May 24 Fvw Fairview 6f 9-11 2/9 Cruise Control (1¼L) 10/1 108 73
12 Apr 24 Fvw Fairview 5f 9-8 4/10 Cruise Control (6¾L) 6/1 110 57
22 Mar 24 Fai Fairview 6f 9-4 3/11 Countdown (1½L) 8/1 113 72
13 Feb 24 Fvw Fairview 5f 9-11 3/7 Cruise Control (6¾L) 33/10 116 65
29 Dec 23 Fvw Fairview 6f 9-11 7/10 Cruise Control (3¼L) 3/1 116 69
5 Nov 23 Fai Fairview 6f 9-11 7/13 Khaya's Hope (8½L) 5/4 116 46
14
(14)
Pray For Rain silk
Pray For Rain
J: G Van Niekerk
T: C Hewitson
Solid run when third latest stepped up to 5f (Greyville), a race won by the reopposing Hithemhardsunshine; has won here but no winning form at this trip; not likely to get competitive as this is a tougher test
473783
Age: 6
Weight: 8-7
OR: 114
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 May 24 Gre Greyville 5f 9-7 3/6 Hithemhardsunshine (1¼L) 9/2 114 69
4 May 24 Gre Greyville 2f 9-6 8/11 Maquette (2¾L) 7/1 114 -
6 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 5f 9-6 7/10 Thunderstruck (4½L) 33/1 114 71
24 Mar 24 Gre Greyville 6f 9-7 3/12 Gladatorian (2¼L) 25/1 114 83
28 Feb 24 Gre Greyville 5f 9-11 7/11 Sun Blushed (3½L) 4/1 114 69
4 Feb 24 Sco Scottsville 6f 9-9 4/11 Captain Bombshell (2L) 14/1 114 88
15
(15)
Zinovi silk
Zinovi
J: M Yeni
T: M F De Kock
Got the job done by 1l at Turffontein Standside latest in what looked a strong stakes race; attempts to land the hat-trick; this represents a step up in class but no surprise to see him go well
17-511
Age: 3
Weight: 8-7
OR: 114
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-3 1/9 Celtic Rumours (1L) 2/1 108 93
30 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-6 1/8 Aussenkehr (2½L) 10/1 102 90
16 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-5 5/9 Ready To Charge (4L) 10/1 102 55
12 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-4 7/10 Eiffel Tower (6L) 5/1 102 61
21 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-5 1/8 Princeofgreen (4¾L) 91/100 96 33
7 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-6 3/12 Purple Pitcher (3L) 40/1 92 44
16
(16)
Melech silk
Melech
J: R Danielson
T: R R Magner
Healthy career strike-rate; produced a rather disappointing result when fourth (went off favourite, Turffontein Standside) latest in what looked an up-to-scratch stakes race; this demands more than last time so hard to recommend
61-104
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 117
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-6 4/8 Bingwa (1¾L) 18/10 117 75
2 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-6 10/13 Main Defender (21L) 20/1 117 -
15 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 1/12 Quantum Theory () 25/2 116 99
12 Dec 23 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-6 1/9 Lady Of Power (½L) 18/10 110 75
28 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-6 6/16 Puerto Manzano (1¼L) 10/1 110 64
14 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-7 4/12 Atticus Finch (3L) 5/1 110 77
17
Fire 'n Flames silk
Fire 'n Flames
J: Reserve 1
T: J S Roux
Halted losing run when winning with a bit to spare (over this trip, Vaal) last month; faces a stiff task as tougher task in this company
78-071
Age: 3
Weight: 8-7
OR: 98
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 May 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 1/7 Mount Pilatus (3¼L) 10/1 92 81
30 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-7 7/8 Zinovi (5¼L) 40/1 95 69
16 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 7f 7-12 b 10/12 Texas Red (17L) 75/1 97 31
7 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-7 b 8/8 Cosmic Star (9L) 8/1 100 44
25 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-6 7/9 Purple Pitcher (10L) 100/1 101 56
28 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-0 5/10 Main Defender (5¼L) 66/1 101 87
Verdict

LUCKY LAD is hard to look beyond. He is taken to confirm placings with I Am Giant, Surjay and Swing Upon A Star. Zinovi is taken to mount a serious challenge.

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Lucky Lad
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