Search
where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2018-02-13 21:37:21  
Monks Hood primed for GUINEAS

The handicappers rate Monks Hood the equal of Stuart Pettigrew’s impressive recent winner Surcharge with Mustaaqeen still top of the pile in spite of his recent defeat when making his seasonal debut.

Alistair Gordon was hopeful of a good draw and good ground for the Gr2 Betting World Gauteng Guineas after Monks Hood scored a facile victory at Scottsville on Sunday. The first of Gordon’s wishes was realised when his Gr2 Dingaans winner drew 7 of 23 nominations yesterday.

The handicappers rate Monks Hood the equal of Stuart Pettigrew’s impressive recent winner Surcharge with Mustaaqeen still top of the pile in spite of his recent defeat when making his seasonal debut.

Assistant Matthew de Kock was of the opinion that his Gr1 SA Nursery winner was in need of the outing after a lengthy break and recovering from knee surgery, however, he was done no favours in the draw.

Mustaaqeen will jump from the extreme outside no matter what.

But De Kock has plenty of options with eight of the 23 entries.

Hastagyolo has similarly bad luck for the Gr2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas, drawing 21 out of 23 and after Last Winter drew 20 out of 20 in the Sun Met, Dean Kannemeyer will not be particularly pleased.

Fellow KZN raider Fiorella did not fare much better in the draw as Duncan Howells’s filly drew on inside of Hashtagyolo at 20.

Frank Robinson’s filly Roy’s Riviera was more fortunate and should come in a few spots from her initial draw of 11.

The races will be run at Turffontein on Saturday, March 3.

By Andrew Harrison Gold Circle

R1,000,000 1600m 0

BETTING WORLD GAUTENG GUINEAS (Grade 2)

For 3 year-olds (1st Leg SA Triple Crown)

23 MUSTAAQEEM (AUS) (3C) 60.0 109 Mike de Kock

7 MONKS HOOD (3G) 60.0 104 Alistair Gordon

18 SURCHARGE (3C) 60.0 104 Stuart Pettigrew

6 GREEK FIRE (3C) 60.0 100 M G Azzie/A A Azzi

12 ROY HAD ENOUGH (AU (3C) 60.0 100 Frank Robinson

8 IDEAL SECRET (3C) 60.0 98 M G Azzie/A A Azzi

11 MAJESTIC MAMBO (3C) 60.0 98 Paul Peter

22 WONDERWALL (3C) 60.0 97 Sean Tarry

15 SEERITE (3G) 60.0 96 Robbie Sage

9 NOBLE SECRET (3G) 60.0 95 Mike de Kock

19 SIR DAVID BAIRD (3G) 60.0 95 Mike de Kock

3 PUGET SOUND (3G) 60.0 92 Mike de Kock

1 ROYAL CRUSADE (3C) 60.0 92 Mike de Kock

10 VACQUERO (3C) 60.0 92 Robbie Sage

20 BIG BEAR (3C) 60.0 91 Sean Tarry

17 YAKEEN (AUS) (3C) 60.0 91 Mike de Kock

5 CASH TIME (3G) 60.0 90 Gary Alexander

14 ALSHIBAA (AUS) (3G) 60.0 89 Mike de Kock

13 PIETRO MASCAGNI (3C) 60.0 87 Mike de Kock

4 SILVER GOD (3C) 60.0 87 Sean Tarry

2 STATE TROOPER (3G) 60.0 81 Roy Magner

16 ALSSAKHRA (3C) 60.0 80 Paul Peter

21 LOYAL LIEUTENANT (3G) 60.0 79 Robbie Sage

(23)

R500,000 1600m

WILGERBOSDRIFT GAUTENG FILLIES GUINEAS (Grade 2)

3yof (1st Leg Wilgerbosdrift SA Triple Tiara)

21 HASHTAGYOLO (3F) 60.0 99 Dean Kannemeyer

16 FOLK DANCE (3F) 60.0 97 Paul Peter

10 FISH RIVER (AUS) (3F) 60.0 96 Mike de Kock

2 SILVER THURSDAY (3F) 60.0 95 Mike de Kock

11 ROY’S RIVIERA (AUS (3F) 60.0 92 Frank Robinson

8 TAKINGTHEPEACE (3F) 60.0 92 Mike de Kock

19 CASHEL PALACE (3F) 60.0 90 Alec Laird

20 FIORELLA (3F) 60.0 90 Duncan Howells

18 DAME KELLY (3F) 60.0 88 Ormond Ferraris

14 TAMMANY HALL (3F) 60.0 88 Paul Peter

9 AURELIA COTTA (3F) 60.0 87 Sean Tarry

3 ROCKIN RUSSIAN (3F) 60.0 85 Sean Tarry

6 RADIANT SPLENDOUR (3F) 60.0 83 Gary Alexander

5 GREEN TOP (3F) 60.0 82 Alec Laird

15 SECRET POTION (3F) 60.0 81 Geoff Woodruff

12 AWFAA (3F) 60.0 80 Mike de Kock

13 JET START (3F) 60.0 79 Ormond Ferraris

1 PALE LILAC (3F) 60.0 79 Alec Laird

22 DRESSED TO IMPRESS (3F) 60.0 77 Geoff Woodruff

23 SCHIPPERS (3F) 60.0 76 Geoff Woodruff

17 REDBERRY WOOD (3F) 60.0 74 Geoff Woodruff

7 PEARL OF BAHRAIN (3F) 60.0 73 Mike de Kock

4 PRETTY BALLERINA (3F) 60.0 71 Ormond Ferraris 

Rate:
Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • South Africa
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    new jockey for whisky baron 23 hours ago

    Colm O’Donoghue will take over from Greg Cheyne when last year’s Sun Met winner makes hi...

    View | Add Comment
    horseracing & breeding wake up. catch the bolted horse now!1 days ago

    The Silly Season of South African horse sales is almost amongst us. Writing from a perspective where...

    View | Add Comment
    tommy hotspur win for alexander 2 days ago

    It was an emotional moment for trainer Gary Alexander as Champagne Haze crossed the line to win the ...

    View | Add Comment
    tribute to late ben jonsson4 days ago

    The South African racing community were saddened by the death yesterday of one of the sport’s ...

    View | Add Comment
    laird quits training4 days ago

    Charles Laird was made famous in recent times by Markus Jooste and his racing empire and subsequentl...

    View | Add Comment
    july time theme hits the spot5 days ago

    VDJ Theme Inspiration   Months of suspense and speculation has ended with the eagerly anticip...

    View | Add Comment
    monks hood warms up for guineas2018-02-11

    With bigger fish to fry over the next few months, Alistair Gordon’s smart gelding is unlikely ...

    View | Add Comment
    lerena is back2018-02-11

    Jockey Gavin Lerena, who has been off for the past few weeks dealing with the Epstein-Barr virus, ma...

    View | Add Comment
    kzn to collect water for cape town 2018-02-08

    Water collection drive by Gold Circle    You are most likely aware of the desperate need...

    View | Add Comment
    mustaaqeem set for seasonal bow 2018-02-06

    The ultra talented Redoute's Choice colt from the Mike De Kock yard, Mustaaqeem has been out of acti...

    View | Add Comment