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Posted 2022-11-21 17:01:23  
Three trainers dominate Summer Cup field


Nineteen runners have been carded to go to post for the Betway Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday.

While the final field has been announced, the draw for barrier positions will only be made at a function later tonight.

Runners from the stables of three trainers dominate the field. Mike de Kock has four runners as does Johan Janse van Vuuren while Sean Tarry has five.

There is no doubt De Kock has the strongest hand with Sparkling Water, Safe Passage, Aragosta and MK’s Pride as the first trio occupy the first three spots on the betting boards.

De Kock has engaged four top jockeys to ride his runners with S’manga Khumalo aboard Sparkling Water, Muzi Yeni on Safe Passage, Richard Fourie has Aragosta and Randall Simons rides MK’s Pride

De Kock will be looking for his 10th Betway Summer Cup winner but has not been victorious since Flirtation’s victory in 2010.

In recent years Tarry has been the most successful trainer, having won four of the last five Summer Cups and was also successful in 2009 with Aslan. Included in his quintet is 2019 winner Zillzaal. He also has Victory Moon Stakes champion Litigation, Nebraas, Pyromaniac and Shango.

Van Vuuren has been in excellent form and he sends out Grade 1 Premier’s Campions Challenge winner Astrix, Puerto Manzano, Second Base and Divine Odyssey.


Final field for the R2.25-million Betway Summer Cup (Grade 1) over 2000m on the Standside track at Turffontein on Saturday.

1 - 0 WILLIAM ROBERTSON (C Spies) M V'Rensburg 60.0

2 - 0 ASTRIX (J J van Vuuren) J P v'd Merwe 60.0

3 - 0 MK'S PRIDE (M F De Kock) R Simons 59.0

4 - 0 SPARKLING WATER (M F De Kock) S Khumalo 59.0

5 - 0 SAFE PASSAGE (M F De Kock) M Yeni 58.5

6 - 0 PUERTO MANZANO (J J van Vuuren) K de Melo 58.0

7 - 0 NEBRAAS (S G Tarry) P Strydom 57.0

8 - 0 ARAGOSTA (M F De Kock) R Fourie 55.5

9 - 0 RED SAXON (J A Soma) J Mariba 55.5

10 - 0 SECOND BASE (J J van Vuuren) G Lerena 55.5

11 - 0 ZILLZAAL (S G Tarry) L Mxothwa 55.0

12 - 0 DIVINE ODYSSEY (J J van Vuuren) C Maujean 54.0

13 - 0 LIGHT OF THE MOON (B/Y Botes / Vosloo) D De Gouveia 54.0

14 - 0 PYROMANIAC (S G Tarry) C Habib 54.0

15 - 0 SHANGO (S G Tarry) R A Venniker 54.0

16 - 0 SUPER SILVANO (B Crawford) K Matsunyane 54.0

17 - 0 LITIGATION (S G Tarry) P Mxoli 54.0

18 - 0 JAIMALA (A B Fortune) R Munger 54.0

19 - 0 RAISEAHALLELUJAH (C Dawson) R Danielson 54.0

Same Trainer: (2,6,10,12) (3,4,5,8) (7,11,14,15,17) 

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