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Posted 2023-05-15 16:33:05  
Strong Daily News and new look Woolavington

The first five behind Charles Dickens in the WSB Guineas, See It Again, Dave The King, Cousin Casey, Anfields Rocket and East Coast head the 15 nominations for the Gr1 Daily News 2000 to be run at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday, May 27.

The Daily News 2000 is a key race going forward into the Gr1 Hollywoodbets Durban July and after his late effort in the Guineas, See It Again saw his odds slashed for the big race as Michael Roberts attempts to emulate David Payne winning and training a winner of the July.

All five have pulled handy draws with See It Again drawn widest at 9.

Mike de Kock has four entries in Dave The King, Union Square, the recently gelded winner Shoemaker and East Coast.

Also nominated are Gr1 SA Derby winner Son Of Raj, Gr2 Gauteng Guineas winner Eye Of The Prophet and the Justin Snaith-trained Without Question who recently showed his mettle against a smart field of older horses at Kenilworth. Snaith stable rider Richard Fourie will be testing the waters on all the stable riders before making his choice for the Hollywoodbets Durban July.

For the first time the Gr1 Woolavington 2000, restricted in the past to three-year-old fillies, has been opened up to all comers and has attracted a top entry headed by Rain In Holland and Silver Darling, both rated 120.

Heading the sophomore contingent are None Other and Bless My Stars along with Gr2 WSB Fillies Guineas winner Peach Dauquiri, Reny, Saartjie, Hold My Hand and the promising Shantastic in what should stack up into a tremendous contest.


R 1,500,000 2000m

DAILY NEWS 2000 (Grade 1)

For 3 year-olds


9 SEE IT AGAIN (3C) 60.0 124 B Michael Roberts

1 COUSIN CASEY (3C) 60.0 122 Glen Kotzen

8 DAVE THE KING (3C) 60.0 122 Mike de Kock

7 ANFIELDS ROCKET (3G) 60.0 120 Grant Maroun

4 WITHOUT QUESTION (3G) 60.0 119 Justin Snaith

10 UNION SQUARE (3C) 60.0 116 B Mike de Kock

11 SON OF RAJ (3G) 60.0 115 B Weiho Marwing

13 AT MY COMMAND (3C) 60.0 114 Brett Crawford

15 SHOEMAKER (3G) 60.0 114 Mike de Kock

5 EYE OF THE PROPHET (3G) 60.0 113 B Paul Matchett

6 EAST COAST (3C) 60.0 112 Mike de Kock

14 GOOD COUNCIL (3G) 60.0 105 Ashley Fortune

2 HOME OF THE BRAVE (3C) 60.0 89 Tyrone Zackey

3 STREET ART (3G) 60.0 88 Tony Peter

12 RIVER ROMEO (3G) 60.0 84 Paul Matchett






R 1,000,000 2000m

WOOLAVINGTON 2000 (Grade 1)

For Fillies & Mares at Weight-For-Age

WFA: 2yrs-12.5kgs 3yrs-2.5kgs

2 RAIN IN HOLLAND (4F) 60.0 120 B Sean Tarry

17 SILVER DARLING (4F) 60.0 120 B Justin Snaith

10 MARINA (5M) 60.0 117 B Candice Bass-Robin

12 GILDED BUTTERFLY (4F) 60.0 114 Stuart Pettigrew

9 LIGHT OF THE MOON (4F) 60.0 105 B Botes / Y Vosloo

5 DAWNOFANEWDAY (4F) 60.0 101 Dean Kannemeyer

6 TIME FLIES (4F) 60.0 96 C Brett Crawford

15 NONE OTHER (3F) 57.5 110 Lucky Houdalakis

11 BLESS MY STARS (3F) 57.5 109 Sean Tarry

3 LADY OF POWER (3F) 57.5 109 M G Azzie/A A Azzi

13 PEACH DAIQUIRI (3F) 57.5 106 Alec Laird

1 RENY (3F) 57.5 106 Brett Crawford

16 SAARTJIE (3F) 57.5 105 B Andre Nel

14 HOLD MY HAND (3F) 57.5 104 B Glen Kotzen

8 SHANTASTIC (3F) 57.5 101 Dean Kannemeyer

4 VIRGINIA SWEET (3F) 57.5 97 Glen Kotzen

7 IPSO FACTO (3F) 57.5 95 Ashley Fortune






R 200,000 2400m



WFA: 3yrs-3.5kgs 4yrs-0.0kgs

9 ARAGOSTA (4G) 60.5 114 Mike de Kock

21 SENSO UNICO (4G) 59.0 111 Vaughan Marshall

19 ONE WAY TRAFFIC (5G) 58.5 110 Justin Snaith

12 SALVATOR MUNDI (5G) 58.0 109 Justin Snaith

4 SHANGO (6G) 57.5 108 B Sean Tarry

7 EAST COAST (3C) 56.0 112 Mike de Kock

22 FLYING BULL (5G) 55.0 103 Glen Kotzen

5 FUTURE PEARL (3G) 53.0 106 Sean Tarry

6 RAISEAHALLELUJAH (5G) 53.0 99 Candice Dawson

3 GOOD COUNCIL (3G) 52.5 105 Ashley Fortune

16 QUEUE WING (5G) 52.5 98 Garth Puller

10 REX UNION (5G) 52.0 97 Dean Kannemeyer

13 ARUMUGAM (4G) 52.0 94 B Weiho Marwing

20 SEA MASTER (5G) 52.0 94 P Gareth van Zyl

11 TABEBUIA (4G) 52.0 94 P Gareth van Zyl

1 CRIMSON KING (5G) 52.0 93 B Brett Crawford

17 RUNAWAY SONG (4G) 52.0 92 Dean Kannemeyer

14 WHITE FANG (5G) 52.0 91 M G Azzie/A A Azzi

8 OTTO LUYKEN (3G) 52.0 90 Tyrone Zackey

2 WITH PLEASURE (4G) 52.0 90 B Dean Kannemeyer

15 FLYING FIRST CLASS (5M) 52.0 87 H David Nieuwenhuize

18 ZAKHO (3G) 52.0 84 B Alyson Wright




Please Note:


Supp Entries Closes : 11:00

Friday 19 May 2023


Declarations Closes: 11:00

Monday 22 May 2023




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