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Final Fields For Lonsdale Stirrup Cup Gr 3, and Gr 1 Woolavington And Daily News 2000

This Saturday at Greyville sees the lead up to the Vodacom Durban July with three big races, the Daily News 2000 Gr 1 over 2000m, the Woolavington Gr 1 over 2000m and the Lonsdale Stirrup Cup Gr 3 over 2400m.

Baracah will be representing the KZN-breds in the Daily News 2000, Misty Morn in the Woolavington and Soul Master, Dolomite and Grey Cossack taking their places in the Lonsdale Stirrup Cup.

Daily News 2000 Grade 1, 2000m, R1 000 000

Dolomite. Image: Sporting Post


1 2 JACKSON 58.0 116 A K Teetan Brett Crawford

2 6 POMODORO 58.0 108 A P Strydom Sean Tarry

3 8 ROYAL BENCHER 58.0 108 A J P v'd Merwe Alec Laird

4 4 ZAMBUCCA 58.0 104 BA M Mienie Saeed Mohidee

5 9 WHITELINE FEVER 58.0 100 A A Marcus Sean Tarry

6 5 MASTER PLAN 58.0 99 A G Hatt Greg Ennion

7 3 BARACAH 58.0 93 A K Neisius Sean Tarry

8 7 VETTEL (ARG) 58.0 93 A A Delpech Mike de Kock

9 1 SHOGUNNAR 58.0 89 A K Latham Gavin van Zyl

Baracah, a R190 000 graduate of the 2010 Emperor's Palace National Yearling Sale, is a half-brother to Goat by leading National Two-Year Old sire, King Of Kings. He has had 12 starts and a win and two places. In February he ran 2.5 lengths of Golden Chateau in the Gr 2 Gauteng Guineas. Sean Tarry's website says that Baracah will be using the race as a prep for the Gr 2 Gold Circle Derby.

Woolavington Grade 1, 2000m, R500 000


Misty Morn. Image: Gold Circle

1 13 DUBAI GINA (AUS) 58.0 104 A M Byleveld Vaughan Marshall

2 9 ILHA BELA 58.0 104 A A Marcus Mike de Kock

3 7 THUNDER DANCE 58.0 104 A K Teetan Brett Crawford

4 1 BAMBINA STRIPES (A 58.0 101 A K Shea Dennis Drier

5 10 FELIX THE CAT 58.0 100 A K Latham Duncan Howell

6 8 BELOVED BETTY 58.0 99 A S Cormack Glen Kotzen

7 3 BERMUDA SLOOP 58.0 94 A K Neisius Dean Kannemeyer

8 12 AVENUE OF GOLD 58.0 92 A R Fradd Weiho Marwing

9 6 TRESCO 58.0 91 T A P Strydom Sean Tarry

10 11 VIVA MARIA 58.0 88 A A Delpech Mike de Kock

11 2 RAZZLE DAZZLE ROSE 58.0 85 A S Veale Yogas Govender

12 4 JET SET MODEL 58.0 82 A B Lerena Sean Tarry

13 5 PINTARI (AUS) 58.0 79 BA A Forbes Duncan Howells

14 14 MISTY MORN 58.0 74 A I Sturgeon Duncan Howells

Misty Morn represents the KZN-breds in the Woolavington Grade 1. She has had seven starts and a win, and placed four times. By Go Deputy out of Western Intrigue by Western Winter, she was bred by Midlands Equine Enterprises. Misty Morn is the first Gr 1 entry for her sire.

Lonsdale Stirrup Cup Grade 3, 2400m, R200 000


Soul Master. Image: Sporting Post

1 9 ILSANPIETRO (BRZ) 60.0 111 CA K Shea Mike de Kock

2 5 SAGE THRONE 57.0 105 T A S Cormack Colin Scott

3 1 ASLAN 55.5 102 BA B Lerena Sean Tarry

4 13 CAPTAIN'S WILD 55.5 102 A A Delpech Mike de Kock

5 3 BLAKE 55.0 101 BA K Neisius Dean Kannemeyer

6 7 CAYMEN ISLAND 54.5 100 A S Veale Yogas Govender

7 11 SOUL MASTER 54.5 100 T A P Strydom Geoff Woodruff

8 12 THANKS JOHN 53.0 97 BA D David Mike Bass

9 6 PREDESTINATION (AU 52.5 96 A G Hatt Joey Ramsden

10 4 JEPPE'S REEF 52.0 89 A M Byleveld Mike Bass

11 8 GREY COSSACK 52.0 88 A R Danielson Herman Brown/Frank Robinson

12 10 STORM SAGAZ (ARG) 52.0 88 BA J Samuel Yogas Govender

13 2 DOLOMITE 52.0 85 A K Teetan Kumaran Naidoo

Dolomite, a grey gelding by Labeeb out of Coastal Relative by Coastal, has had 16 starts and 3 wins and 4 places including a place in this race last year and the Aquanaut Handicap Listed. He was a R110 000 graduate from the 2008 Emperors Palace Ready-To-Run Sale. Dolomite is a half-brother to 11-time winning filly Coastal Waltz. Third dam Lady Peg(GB) was a champion older mare in Norway.

Soul Master, a son of KZN-bred Jet Master out of Saintly Soul by Comic Blush, a R275 000 yearling consigned again by Aldora Stud, won the Pinnacle Stakes by over a length on 15 April over a distance of 2600m carrying a hefty amount of weight(66kgs), with the horses all placing behind him only carrying 58kgs. He ran a third in the Caradoc Gold Cup Grade 3 in March and defeated Seal last year in April to win the Derby Trial Listed. Trained by Geoff Woodruff and ridden by Pierre Strydom, he is certainly going to be one to watch. His dam-line includes descendants Rolands Song, sire Savonarola and Mazarin (a Durban July winner), National Emblem and Villandry.

Grey Cossack is a four year old by Fanatic Dane out of Desert Fields by Salaadim, bred by J Goodman and trained by Herman Brown/Frank Robinson. Grey Cossack is a 3-time winner and has earned R421 765 including the Gold Vase Grade 2 from Predestination, as well as the Durbanville Cup (Listed) and he has placed 13 times including a third Cape Summer Stayers Handicap Grade 3. His dam is a half-sister to Celestial Dancer(IRE) a Graded Stakes winner in Germany, France and Britain. Grey Cossack is a half-brother to 4 time winner Goddess Of Hearts and two other winners.

*Bold Denotes KZN-bred horses

Information source courtesy of www.goldcircle.co.za