Search
where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2009-05-24 18:50:34  
PURE POWER FROM POCKET AS CHAMP ROMPS HOME

Pocket Power sent out a clear warning that this could be his best season yet in Durban as the son of Jet Master put on his after burners and lit up Clairwood in his sensational seasonal debut at the South Durban track.

Running over a distance short of his best, 1450m and against the top class Our Giant in this R100 000 Pinnacle Stakes race, he more than solidified his place at the top of the Vodacom July betting boards with a most impressive effortless win.

Our Giant was well off with Drayton also fast after the break. By the 1200m pole, Drayton stole a 10 length advantage from Our Giant, Autumn Frost and Bill of Rights next best. Past the 800m pole, Pocket Power was some fourteen lengths behind Drayton but racing within himself at that stage. Our Giant was six lengths back in second.

At the 400m pole, Pocket Power was in the perfect place and ready to make his run down the center of the track six lengths behind Drayton. Our Giant challenged Drayton with Bill of Rights, but it was Pocket Power who poured on the pressure in the final 200m to romp home with a convincing win signaling his well being before the Group 1 races this winter season.

Our Giant ran well in second at level weights with Pocket Power (61 kgs) as did 4th pace getter, Bill of Rights (61 kgs). Drayton was game in 3rd leading after leading for most of the contest. There rest of the field was outclassed.

Rated as the 7th best horse in the world, Pocket Power, was king again today and looking ominous for the season.

Pocket Power is by Jet Master out of Stormsvlei by Prince Florimund

Owned by Mr N M Shirtliff, Mr and Mrs A D Webber

Bred by Zandvliet Stud Career Record :

Wins 15 Places 11 Runs 29

Stakes:R7709790

Rate:
Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • Similar Articles
    Displaying 20 ResultsSee All
    river jetez upstages big brother in j & b met2010-01-30

    River Jetez (SAF) stepped out of the shadow of full-brother Pocket Power (S...

    View | Add Comment
    bass stable upbeat about pocket power2010-01-28

     Pocket Power looked in good shape galloping on the cinders at Milnerton on Monday ahead of hi...

    View | Add Comment
    blue tiger one stripe short in cape flying2010-01-25

     Despite a fast finish, Blue Tiger fell just short of Warm White Night in the running of the G...

    View | Add Comment
    pocket power to receive unique saddle cloth for "met"2010-01-23

     Pocket Power, the three times defending champion of the J&B Met, will receive a unique &q...

    View | Add Comment
    pocket power draws well, in line for "met" history2010-01-19

     Pocket Power is bidding for an unprecedented fourth J&B crown and his connections did him...

    View | Add Comment
    bass on pocket power and saturday features2010-01-05

     Mike Bass said on Monday regarding Pocket Power’s pole position draw in the Grade 1 L&r...

    View | Add Comment
    mokaro leads home oppenheimer 1-2 in gold cup2009-08-01

    They are possibly the most famous colours in South African racing and they were seen to the...

    View | Add Comment
    grade 1 final fields announced2009-07-16

     Final Field - Champions Cup Sc# Horse Mass MR Draw B A T Jockey Trainer 1 POCKET POWER (pict...

    View | Add Comment
    pocket power for gold cup?2009-07-10

     Pocket Power was something of a surprise nomination for the R1,2 million Canon Gold Cup (Gr 1...

    View | Add Comment
    big city steals the show2009-07-07

     South Africa’s Champion three year old Big City Life, superbly ridden by Greg Cheyne, r...

    View | Add Comment
    good returns2009-06-23

     Clarion Call ran out a comfortable winner in the second at Kenilworth for owners Marsh Shirtl...

    View | Add Comment
    vodacom july 2009 selections2009-06-16

     Join SAHorseracing.COM and select your winner of the Vodacom July 2009. The Final Field due ou...

    View | Add Comment
    golden champ2009-06-15

    Pocket Power added the illustrious Gold Challenge to his trophy cabinet this Saturday when overcomi...

    View | Add Comment
    games people play2009-06-02

    This is the fashion theme for the 2009 Durban July. Personally, I’m not entirely sold on ...

    View | Add Comment
    pocket power now ranks 7th in the world2009-05-25

      Pocket Power’s scintillating debut performance in Kwa-Zulu Natal, has shot...

    View | Add Comment
    pure power from pocket as champ romps home2009-05-24

    Pocket Power sent out a clear warning that this could be his best season yet in Durban as the...

    View | Add Comment
    pocket power – statistically speaking2009-05-06

    Champion Season – For racing enthusiasts, this is what we’ve all been waiting for...

    View | Add Comment
    pocket power out of drill hall2009-04-30

    Pocket Power (pictured) was not accepted to run in the Drill Hall Stakes, Grade 2 at Greyville...

    View | Add Comment
    2009 national yearling sale very pleasing for all2009-04-09

    The sale aggregate of R152.12 m was 24% down on last years figure but the TBA SA should be very plea...

    View | Add Comment
    bass optimistic about kzn season2009-03-31

    Mike Bass is confident he has assembled a strong team of horses to tackle the Kwa-Zulu Natal racing ...

    View | Add Comment
  • South Africa
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    cape racing postpones monday 22 july race meeting to wednesday 24 july21 hours ago

    After gallops were held this past Wednesday, the decision was made to abandon both the mid-week me...

    View | Add Comment
    kenilworth abandoned 4 days ago

    Please note today’s meeting (17 July 2024) at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth has been abandoned. &n...

    View | Add Comment
    fourie breaks fairview record4 days ago

    Richard Fourie broke the record that he equalled last week, at Fairview today. The record of 117 wa...

    View | Add Comment
    hewitson to take a break but de melo to ride in kzn5 days ago

    Lyle Hewitson, the comeback kid of Hong Kong racing after a less than stellar start to his career, h...

    View | Add Comment
    cape meeting abandoned 6 days ago

    The meeting scheduled for Monday has been abandoned. After receiving 437mm of rain in July, the Cap...

    View | Add Comment
    no positives in a week - tco2 has a good week7 days ago

    In the past week, from The Durban July meeting to this weekends Saturday meeting at Turffontein, no ...

    View | Add Comment
    eastern cape: record equalling fourie 2024-07-12

    Richard Fourie, the 38 year old South African record breaking jockey in a racing nation that has bee...

    View | Add Comment
    oriental charm increased in ratings 2024-07-10

    Oriental Charm had his rating increased after the well handicapped runner won the Durban July.. Here...

    View | Add Comment
    striker speaks about his july ride and the non-objection2024-07-07

    Piere Strydom, affectionately known as "Striker," discussed his experience riding South Af...

    View | Add Comment
    vintage strydom takes humdinger to glory2024-07-07

    Piere Strydom put his reputation on the line as a world-class rider once again in the Durban July, o...

    View | Add Comment