Every thing it’s good to learn about each horse

Joburg’s oldest and largest race, the Summer time Cup, takes place in Turffontein on Saturday.

Here is every little thing it’s good to know concerning the 19 horses racing within the particular occasion, Race 7.


Coach: Corn Spies Horse rider: Marco van Rensburg

The very best ranked runner within the area who has lots of class however is suspect over the gap. His coach believes his cost will fare if given a affected person run and ran a cracker when he’s fourth within the Victory Moon over 1,800m. He has the power to problem a area of this nature and shall be within the thick of issues within the latter a part of the race. One for Quartet.

Performs: 19 wins: 6 locations: 9 Earnings: R1.184.125

2 – ASTRIX 60kg DRAW – 11

Coach: Johan Janse van Vuuren Horse rider: JP van der Merwe

She precipitated a serious upset when she received the Grade 1 Premier’s Champions Problem over 2,000m at Turffontein, beating Glowing Water by 0.10 lengths. However whereas the end result could have shocked many, the gelding Vercingetorix had completed 0.20 lengths behind Glowing Water in final yr’s Victory Moon and was 1.5kg higher.

Performs: 36 wins: 7 locations: 15 earnings: R2,167,850

READ ALSO: Plenty of cash up for grabs on the day of the Summer time Cup

3 – MK’S PRIDE 59kg DRAW – 6

Coach: Mike de Kock Horse rider: Randall Simons

A winner as much as 1,600 metres, this five-year-old has but to show he will be efficient past that. Lui raced the course and distance within the Grade 1 Premier’s Champions Problem however was crushed 4.30 lengths by Astrix. He appears to be held by that winner and by Glowing Water, so he has his work reduce out for him to take part on this occasion.

Performs: 24 wins: 9 locations: eighth Earnings: R2.107.100


Coach: Mike de Kock Horse rider: S’manga Khumalo

One other ultra-consistent De Kock-trained runner who’s as sincere because the day is lengthy. His solely non-place run got here in final yr’s Summer time Cup, the place he completed too far behind a large tie, however nonetheless produced the quickest 400m end. That is undoubtedly one thing that this yr’s Durban July winner wish to rectify this time round. Huge runners.

Performs: 17 wins: 7 locations: 9 Earnings: R4.379.125

5 – SAFE PASSING 58,5kg DRAW – 10

Coach: Mike de Kock Horse rider: Muzi Yeni

This four-year-old son of Silvano can lay declare to being the most effective three-year-old within the nation final season with wins in Grade 1 Every day Information 2000 and Grade 2 Dingaans and Gauteng Guineas, together with a 3rd place within the Grade 1 Durban July . He had a wonderful heat up run within the Grade 2 Charity Mile and shall be proper there on the end line. The horse to beat.

Performs: 11 wins: 6 locations: 4 Earnings: R2.468.562

6 – PUERTO MANZANO 58kg DRAW – seventh

Coach: Johan Janse van Vuuren Horse rider: Keagan de Melo

With a high jockey standing and in secure type, he can’t disregard his personal calculations. He is in good place, which he demonstrated when he completed second behind stablemate Bingwa within the Grade 2 Charity Mile. He has but to win over 1800m, though he has positioned over 2200m however Greyville in weaker firm. One for Trifectas and Quartet.

Performs: 18 wins: 5 locations: eighth Earnings: R999.550

7 – NEBRAAS 57kg PART – 12

Coach: Sean Tarry Horse rider: Pier Strydom

All of his victories within the specials have are available in overs, however early in his profession he received over the two,000m. There was quite a bit to love about his run final day trip within the Grade 3 Victory Moon Stakes over 1,800m when a fifth of a size 2.50 behind Litigation and is now 3kg higher. The coach has received 4 of the final 5 editions and has a legendary jockey who has received the race 4 instances.

Performs: 23 wins: 7 locations: 10 Earnings: R1.137.375

READ ALSO: Strydom will get 5,500 wins and time for the Summer time Cup

8 – LOBSTER 55.5 kg DRAW – 15

Coach: Mike de Kock Horse rider: Richard 4

Winner of the Grade 1 SA Derby and third-place finisher within the Grade 1 Every day Information 2000 however completed unplaced within the Durban July, Gold Cup and Victory Moon Stakes. Little doubt he’ll include that experience and have a high degree jockey however he might want to enhance on his final two rides and the look held by secure mates Secure Passage and Glowing Water. He might place.

Performs: 12 wins: 4 locations: 3 Earnings: R1.471.375

9 – SASSON ROSSO 55,5kg DRAW – 17

Coach: Joe Somma Horse rider: Julius Mariba

Winner of the G1 SA Basic over 1,800m, beating Secure Passage by a neck. He was additionally second to Mike de Kock in Grade 2 Dingaans. He did not do effectively throughout the foray into KZN, however was subsequently gelded and proved to have regained his brilliance when he completed fourth within the Charity Mile. He clearly he wanted that run and it’ll get there. Nicely thought out and is a critical contender.

Performs: 10 wins: 2 locations: 4 Earnings: R1.131.250

10 – SECOND BASE 55.5 kg DRAWN – 18

Coach: Johan Janse van Vuuren Horse rider: Gavin Lerena

He received the Grade 2 Colorado King Stakes over course and distance in March, so he will definitely see journey, however hasn’t positioned in six races since. Based mostly on his eleventh place end within the Victory Moon Stakes, the five-year-old gelding has a lot to search out on a lot of those that have completed forward of him. Match coach and jockey so might very effectively stumble upon the posts.

Performs: 25 wins: 7 locations: 7 earnings: R1.211.900

11 – DRAW ZILLZAAL 55kg – 4th

Coach: Sean Tarry Horse rider: Louis Mxothwa

Winner of the 2019 Summer time Cup by leaping from gate 15, the seven-year-old hasn’t been at his finest recently, however he hasn’t come out of it. He has the power to indicate up on large days and will experience higher than his first two outings of the season.

Performs: 28 wins: 5 locations: 11 Earnings: R2.391.525


Coach: Johan Janse van Vuuren Horse rider: Go after Maujean

4 wins throughout an prolonged keep within the Japanese Cape have actually boosted this eight-year-old’s confidence and helped safe his qualification for this race. His two runs again up the Highveld have been mildly disappointing and he is most likely hoping for little cash at finest.

Performs: 47 wins: 10 locations: 15 Earnings: R1.561.950

READ ALSO: Three coaches dominate the Summer time Cup area

13 – LIGHT OF THE MOON 54kg DRAW – 13

Coach: B/Y Botes / Vosloo Horse rider: D De Gouveia

A tough employee and a constant performer, this younger filly might shock. Runners-up to each the Oaks and Woolavington in KwaZulu-Natal earlier within the yr, there isn’t any doubt she will go the gap. A ultimate place will not be not possible even in the event you meet the strongest area of your profession.

Performs: 12 wins: 4 locations: 4 Earnings: R638.375

14 – PYROMANIA 54kg DRAW – 19

Coach: Sean Tarry Horse rider: Calvin Habib

He is making an attempt this distance for the primary time however on the pedigree this 4 yr outdated Silvano Gelding needs to be positive. Misplaced in three makes an attempt at Grade 1, however he could also be beginning to enhance now and isn’t with out his probabilities of ending within the cash.

Performs: 12 wins: 3 locations: 3 Earnings: R400.250

15 – SHANGO 54kg DRAW – 1st

Coach: Sean Tarry Horse rider: Rachel Venniker

A tough runner to evaluate on account of his inconsistency. He’s anticipated to do higher than his seventeenth place in final yr’s Summer time Cup, however will not be anticipated to be a part of the Quartet, regardless of his bounce from pole place.

Performs: 30 wins: 5 locations: 11 Earnings: R907.750

16 – SUPER SILVANO 54kg DRAW – eighth

Coach: Brett Crawford Horse rider: Kabelo Matsunyane

This six-year-old has had three first rate runs at altitude since transferring to the Highveld earlier this yr. His he solely try at Grade 1 noticed him end simply 3 lengths behind the Golden Ducat however that was in February 2020. He could possibly be the darkish horse right here.

Performs: 33 wins: 4 locations: 14 Earnings: R649.900

17 – LITIGATION 54kg DRAW – 2nd

Coach: Sean Tarry Horse rider: Philasande Mxoli

Recent off a Grade 3 win within the Victory Moon Stakes over 1,800m with Mxoli within the saddle, he seems to be set to take his profession to new heights with the jockey conserving the experience. From gate 2 he should not have any drawback settling in effectively. Count on a stable effort.

Performs: 15 wins: 5 locations: 5 Earnings: R601.250

18 – DRAW JAIMALA 54kg – 14

Coach: Ashley Fortune horse rider: Ryan Munger

The five-year-old involves the race in red-hot type, having received 4 of his final seven outings. Final yr Fortune stunned when Majestic Mozart completed second within the Summer time Cup and this yr his lone runner might do the identical.

Performs: 20 wins: 6 locations: eighth Earnings: R373.950


Coach: Candice Dawson Horse rider: Raymond Danielson

This Querari gelding is in his prime and in the most effective form of his life, as his three wins and 4 second locations in his final seven races attest. Do not be fooled by his official ranking, as he could also be significantly better than his handicap ranking.

Performs: 19 wins: 6 locations: eighth Earnings: R463.562