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Posted 2023-05-16 10:16:58  
Pacaya Upped on Latest Merit Rating release




World Sports Betting 1900 (Grade 2)

PACAYA has had his merit rating raised from 104 to 110 after winning the Grade 2 World Sports Betting 1900 over 1900m on the turf course at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday 13th May. The Handicappers were of the view that 3rd finisher RASCALLION made for the most suitable line horse, leaving him unchanged on a mark of 122. In assessing the race this way 6th placed LITIGATION and 7th finisher INDLAMU both run to their marks, effectively making them line horses as well and leaving them unchanged on ratings of 112 and 99, respectively.


There were also ratings increases for 2nd placed WINCHESTER MANSION, who is up from 99 to 103, and for 4th placed CAPE EAGLE, who was raised from 99 to 100.


Three horses received a rating’s drop. ELECTRIC GOLD is down slightly from 104 to 103, ARAGOSTA is down to 114 from 116, and lastly RAISEAHALLELUJAH is down from 100 to 99.



KRA East Coast Cup (Listed)

TIME FLIES has had her rating raised from 94 to 96 after she won the Listed KRA East Coast Cup for fillies and mares over 2000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday. The Handicappers were unanimous in their view that runner-up DAWNOFANEWDAY made for the best line horse, leaving her unchanged on a mark of 101.


In assessing the race this way both 3rd placed VIRGINIA SWEET and 4th finisher SISTER LIGHT run to their marks, effectively making both of them line horses as well and leaving them unchanged on ratings of 97 and 90, respectively.


There were no increases for any horse other than the winner, and no horse from this event was given a rating’s drop.


Syringa Handicap (Listed)

TIPSY TARRAGON has had her rating raised from 101 to 109 after she won the Listed Syringa Handicap for fillies and mares over 1600m on the inside track at Turffontein on Sunday. Here it was 3rd placed QUEEN OF SHADOWS who was used as the line horse, which leaves her unchanged on a mark of 93.


Aside from the winner the only increase was for runner-up CRIMSON PRINCESS, who was raised from 91 to 93.


No fewer than six horses were given a rating’s drop. HOMELY GIRL is down from 101 to 99, SUPREME QUEST is down from 94 to 92, TERRA TIME is down to 99 from 101, QUEEN OF SMOKE was trimmed from 94 to 93, EMIRATE GINA drops to 103 from 105, and lastly ODE TO THE OCEAN was dropped from 85 to 80.


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