Equus Horse Of The Year Summer Pudding has stood her ground and despite a wide draw, will be take her place in the R1-million World Sports Betting Gauteng Summer Cup over 2000m on the Turffontein Standside track on Saturday 28 November.
Paul Peter’s charge, unbeaten in eight races, has drawn No 18 for the Grade 1 race and will be ridden once again by champion jockey Warren Kennedy. She will carry 59kg.
Peter also has Riverstown, with Donovan Dillon up, and Astrix, with Piere Strydom in the irons, in the 20-horse field.
Christopher Robin, winner of the Grade 3 Victory Moon Stakes over 1800m on Saturday, had his merit rating upped to 109 and will take his place in the final Summer Cup field. St John Gray’s charge is beautifully drawn at No 2 and will carry 54kg.
Gray also has Dance Class in the field but has yet to name his two jockeys.
Champion trainer Sean Tarry has five runners in the line-up, including defending champion Zillzaal. His others are Tierra Del Fuego, Tree Tumbo, Victoria Paige and Cornish Pomodoro.
Tarry has also yet to name his jockeys.
Mike de Kock pulled Queen Supreme out of the race and is likely to aim her at the Grade 2 Ipi Tombe Stakes over 1600m. He does, however, have Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile runner-up Charles in the line-up. Callan Murray rides and will jump from barrier No 11
Final field for the R1-million World Sports Betting Gauteng Summer Cup (Grade 1) over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 28 November.
|1||14||Tierra Del Fuego||60||120||A||……………||Sean Tarry|
|2||15||Zillzaal||60||120||T A||……………||Sean Tarry|
|3||18||Summer Pudding||59||119||A||W Kennedy||Paul Peter|
|4||8||Divine Odyssey||58.5||117||A||R Danielson||J A Janse van Vuuren|
|5||19||Riverstown||58||117||A||D Dillon||Paul Peter|
|6||17||Atyaab (AUS)||57.5||115||A||L Mxothwa||Zietsman Oosthuizen|
|7||9||Crown Towers (AUS)||57.5||115||AM||R Fourie||Justin Snaith|
|8||10||Running Brave||57||114||A||M Yeni||Paul Matchett|
|9||1||Tristful||56||112||A||D De Gouveia||Tony Rivalland|
|10||5||Youcanthurrylove||55.5||112||BA||C Maujean||Fabian Habib|
|11||11||Charles||55||110||A||C Murray||Mike de Kock|
|12||16||Hero’s Honour||55||110||A||C Zackey||Gary Alexander|
|13||3||Astrix||54.5||110||A||P Strydom||Paul Peter|
|14||4||Pack Leader||54.5||109||A||S Khumalo||Alec Laird|
|15||2||Christopher Robin||54||109||T A||……………||St John Gray|
|16||7||Tree Tumbo||54||109||A||……………||Sean Tarry|
|17||20||Victoria Paige||52||105||AM||……………||Sean Tarry|
|18||6||Seven Patriots||52||104||A||*J Gates||M G Azzie/A A Azzie|
|19||12||Cornish Pomodoro||52||102||T A||……………||Sean Tarry|
|20||13||Dance Class||52||98||A||……………||St John Gray|
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