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News am 25.04.2015

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Maisons-Laffitte 25.04.2015

Zwei Deutsche im 2,7 Millionen-Spektakel

2,7 Millionen Euro – über diese stattliche Summe können Sie sich freuen, wenn Sie am Samstag um 15:08 Uhr im 3. Rennen in Maisons-Laffitte alleine den Jackpot in der Quinté+-Wette knacken. In diesem mit 52.000 Euro dotierten Handicap über 2.400 Met ... mehr…

2,7 Millionen Euro – über diese stattliche Summe können Sie sich freuen, wenn Sie am Samstag um 15:08 Uhr im 3. Rennen in Maisons-Laffitte alleine den Jackpot in der Quinté+-Wette knacken. In diesem mit 52.000 Euro dotierten Handicap über 2.400 Meter sind 16 Kandidaten mit von der Partie.

Aus Deutschland geben sich Mo Green (M. Seidl/W. Gülcher), der beim Saisondebüt nicht entfernt an die erstklassigen Vorjahres-Leistungen anknüpfen konnte, und Anakin Skywalker (A. Badel/A. Wöhler), der jüngst als Sechster in einer solchen Prüfung gar nicht weit geschlagen war, die Ehre.

Die Favoritenrolle könnte Prince Jean d‘ O (M. Barzalona) besetzen, der in Saint-Cloud beim Ehrenplatz wie ein baldiger Sieger lief.

Interessant sind auch Evason (T. Thulliez), gerade Vierter in einem Quinté+-Handicap, und Variation (U. Rispoli), die nur knapp hinter unserem Favoriten einkam.

Turtle Green (F.-X. Bertras) hat sich nach einer langen Pause schnell wieder zurechtgefunden und gehört ebenso in die Kombi-Spalte wie Impatiente (P.-C. Boudot), die auf dieser Bahn keine Länge hinter dem Sieger landete.

Initial (M. Guyon), der seinen Treffer halbwegs bestätigte, Haya Kann (F. Veron), hier einen Rang vor Impatiente,  und vor allem Tight (C. Soumillon), der sich einen Ausrutscher leistete, sind weitere chancenreiche Anwärter. Unsere Wahl komplettiert Monika Jem (E. Hardouin), die nach einem zweifachen Ehrenplatz bald fällig scheint.

Der wettstar-Tipp:

Prince Jean d‘ O (9) – Evason (1) – Variation (6) – Tight (13) – Monika Jem (15)


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Mülheim 25.04.2015

Die Champions greifen wieder an

PMU-Samstag in Mülheim mit tollen Wettrennen Drei Renntage umfasst die kurze Saison auf der Galopprennbahn in Mülheim, wo man am Samstag mit einer Karte von sieben Prüfungen ab 12 Uhr ins Rennjahr 2015 startet. Vier Rennen werden über die PMU nach ... mehr…

PMU-Samstag in Mülheim mit tollen Wettrennen

Drei Renntage umfasst die kurze Saison auf der Galopprennbahn in Mülheim, wo man am Samstag mit einer Karte von sieben Prüfungen ab 12 Uhr ins Rennjahr 2015 startet. Vier Rennen werden über die PMU nach Frankreich übertragen.

Die Wettchance des Tages mit einer Garantie-Auszahlung von 10.000 Euro wird im 6. Rennen um 14:40 Uhr (Ausgleich III, 1.400 m) ausgespielt. Josefine (A. de Vries) vertritt den Champion der Besitzer und Züchter von 2014, das Gestüt Görlsdorf, und kann sicherlich auch gegen formstarke Pferde wie Takeda Shingen (D. Porcu) oder Joy to the world (A. Starke) und More Than Honey (V. Schiergen) gleich eine prominente Rolle spielen.

Im Pendant über 2.000 Meter (4. Rennen um 13:30 Uhr) darf man auf Proud Dancer (A. Helfenbein) aus dem Champion-Quartier von Markus Klug gespannt sein. Sein 18-Längen-Sieg im November in Krefeld ist noch in bester Erinnerung. Auch Shady (E. Frank) hinterließ bei seinem Treffer in Köln einen Top-Eindruck.

Im Dreijährigen-Rennen über 2.200 Meter (5. Rennen um 14:05 Uhr) sollte Lips Areios (A. de Vries) aus dem Stall von Andreas Löwe nach dem starken Saisondebüt hinter guten Gegnern in Köln weit vorne landen. Aber auch Polarstern (I. Ferguson) verkaufte sich im Vorjahr schon sehr gut. Scaramuz (F. Minarik) und Hot Beat (A. Starke) sollten sich nun deutlich steigern können. Mit Night Hawk (D. Porcu), der am Sonntag in Köln nach einer Extrarunde zurückgezogen wurde, insbesondere The Artist (J.Bojko) und Novano (St. Hellyn) sind aber auch zwei sehr interessante Neulinge dabei.

Tipps für die Rennen:

1.Rennen: Gamgoom (2) – Ledena (7) - Nuri Bey (1) –Giolino (3)

2.Rennen: Miss Amber (8) – Nandolo (5) – Northern Sun (2) – Gold Dragon (13)

3.Rennen: Dutch Master (1) – Mon Pasha (14) – Emiglia (12) - Cringid Mor (13)

4.Rennen: Proud Dancer (4) – Shady (2) – Atiana (10) – Darco (6)

5.Rennen: The Artist (9) – Lips Areios (2) – Polarstern (1) – Hot Beat (5)

6.Rennen: Josefine (5) -  Takeda Shingen (4) – More Than Honey (11) – Joy to the world (2)

7.Rennen: Goldbraid (5) – World Star (10) – Swinging Hill (9) – Tableforten (1)

Mülheim, 7 Rennen, erster Start 12 Uhr!

 

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Maisons-Laffitte 25.04.2015

Starke Maisons-Mannschaft aus Deutschland

Maisons-Laffitte wird am Samstag wieder das Reiseziel vieler Kandidaten aus Deutschland sein. Im Quinté+-Handicap (3. Rennen um 15:08 Uhr, 52.000 Euro, 2.400 m, siehe Extra-Text) sollte Mo Green (M. Seidl/W. Gülcher) nun schon Steigerung gegenüber ... mehr…

Maisons-Laffitte wird am Samstag wieder das Reiseziel vieler Kandidaten aus Deutschland sein. Im Quinté+-Handicap (3. Rennen um 15:08 Uhr, 52.000 Euro, 2.400 m, siehe Extra-Text) sollte Mo Green (M. Seidl/W. Gülcher) nun schon Steigerung gegenüber dem Saisondebüt zeigen, denn Ende 2014 schien er kaum schon voll erkannt. Anakin Skywalker (A. Badel/W. Mongil) lief zuletzt in dieser Klasse als Sechster gut, kann hier noch mehr zeigen.

Stephan Hoffmeisters Pay To See (M. Barzalona) steht im 4. Rennen um 15:40 Uhr für Zweijährige (27.000 Euro-Verkaufsrennen, 1.000 m) nach zwei Ehrenplätzen zum Sieg. Auch Jungle Drum (T. Bachelot/M. Hofer) könnte nach dem siebten Rang beim Einstand nun verbessert sein.

Im 6. Rennen um 16:50 Uhr (28.000 Euro, 2.100 m) sollte der von William Mongil Spend The Cash (T. Bachelot) nicht ausgelassen werden, denn er lief schon in besserer Gesellschaft. Leon Lusio (M. Barzalona/S. Smrczek) begann als Vierter in einem Handicap in Düsseldorf die Saison, ist ebenfalls nicht auszulassen. Noch gefährlicher könnte sogar Hans-Gerd Wernickes Brave Impact (M. Guyon) sein, der in Longchamp ausgezeichnet abschnitt.

Im 7. Rennen um 17:20 Uhr (16.000 Euro-Verkaufsrennen, 2.100 m) treffen es Highland Fighter (A. Cambalova/W. Mongil) und Opportune d‘ Oroux (L. Geay) schwerer an.

White Wedding (U. Rispoli/Dr. A. Bolte) hat im 8. Rennen um 17:50 Uhr (26.000 Euro-Handicap, 2.400 m) nur begrenzte Chancen.

Tipps für die Rennen:

1.Rennen: Amour d‘ Ete (5) – Civeles (7) – Kiyouno (2) – Insolito (1)

2.Rennen: Zourkhan (1) – Rich And Righteous (5) – Alakleel (3) – Bonjour (6)

3.Rennen: Prince Jean d‘ O (9) – Evason (1) – Variation (6) – Tight (13)

4.Rennen: Clinomane (4) – Lipsie (5) – Pay To See (6) – Jeyu d‘ Hiver (1)

5.Rennen: Against Rules (2) - New White (1) – Pradara (8) – Coming Revolution (7)

6.Rennen: Brave Impact (8) – Sanaija (10) - Montviron (3) – Spend The Cash (2)

7.Rennen: Madame Cecile (12) - Casquito (2) – Four Sox (3) – Caramaal (1)

8.Rennen: Quid Flight (12) – Speed of Thought (13) – Zimri (6) – Kapkorss (4)

Maisons-Laffitte, 8 Rennen, erster Start 14 Uhr!

 

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Toulouse 25.04.2015

Listen-Dreier in Toulouse mit deutscher Beteiligung

Mit einer mehr als attraktiven Karte wartet Toulouse am Samstag auf – drei Listenrennen stehen hier an. Ein deutsches Pferd steuert das Rennen mit dem Titel Le Vase d‘ Argent – zweiter Lauf der Defi du Galop-Serie (52.000 Euro, 2.000 m, 5. Rennen u ... mehr…

Mit einer mehr als attraktiven Karte wartet Toulouse am Samstag auf – drei Listenrennen stehen hier an. Ein deutsches Pferd steuert das Rennen mit dem Titel Le Vase d‘ Argent – zweiter Lauf der Defi du Galop-Serie (52.000 Euro, 2.000 m, 5. Rennen um 19:05 Uhr) an. Der letztjährige Gruppe-Sieger Dartagnan D‘ Azur (C. Demuro/W. Hefter) hatte es im Prix Exbury (Gr. III) zu schwer. Hier ist sicher mehr drin, denn er besitzt das höchste Rating im Feld.

Im 2. Rennen um 17:35 Uhr (55.000 Euro, 1.600 m) trifft der im November hier in einer ähnlichen Aufgabe erfolgreiche Cornwallville (J.-B. Eyquem) u.a. auf Jolly Good Kitten (C. Demuro), dessen Ehrenplatz aus Saint-Cloud sich mehr als sehen lassen kann. Der in US-Besitz stehende Hengst kann hier zum Zuge kommen.

Jean-Claude Rouget ist im 3. Rennen um 18:05 Uhr (55.000 Euro, 2.100 m) u.a. mit der bei zwei Starts noch ungeschlagenen Mojo Risin (G. Benoist) vertreten.

Tipps für die Rennen:

1.Rennen: Sherwafan (3) – Daliacelte (2) – Panjakent (1) – Valke Fixe (7)

2.Rennen: Jolly Good Kitten (2) – Cornwallville (1) – Kenouska (3) – Tres Forte (7)

3.Rennen: Mojo Risin (3) – Careminda (7) – Annouville (1) – Scarlet Honey (4)

4.Rennen: Kobal Sky (7) – Babbo Natale (2) – Rio Negro (4) – Vima d‘ Airy (3)

5.Rennen: Zuri Chop (7) – Bernay (4) – Dartagnan d‘ Azur (2) – On Caöll Now (9)

6.Rennen: L‘ Ami Gaby (9) – Hubris (7) – Khefyn (1) – Ketala (3)

7.Rennen: Al Fahda (1) – Sylvine Al Maury (7) – Miss Fantasia (3) – Guest Del Falot (4)

8.Rennen: Riskhana (5) – Sound of Freedom (7) – Holy Cesar (2) – Miley (6)

Toulouse, 8 Rennen, erster Start 17:05 Uhr!

 

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Sandown 25.04.2015

Abschiedsritte von Tony McCoy in Sandown

Zwei Gruppe- und ein Listenrennen sorgen für Hochspannung am Samstag über Sprünge in Sandown. Im Mittelpunkt steht der Abschied des 20-maligen Hindernis-Champions AP McCoy vom Rennsattel. Tickets für die Veranstaltung sind längst ausverkauft. Viell ... mehr…

Zwei Gruppe- und ein Listenrennen sorgen für Hochspannung am Samstag über Sprünge in Sandown. Im Mittelpunkt steht der Abschied des 20-maligen Hindernis-Champions AP McCoy vom Rennsattel. Tickets für die Veranstaltung sind längst ausverkauft. Vielleicht kann sich der Star-Jockey in der nach ihm benannten Celebration Chase (Gr. I) noch einmal in Szene setzen. Hier steuert er mit Mr Mole ausgerechnet das Pferd, mit dem er im Februar seinen Rückzug ankündigte.

Er bekommt es im siebenköpfigen Feld u.a. mit Sprinter Sacre (N. de Boinville) zu tun, dem 14-fachen Helden, der in der Queen Mother Champion Chase angehalten wurde.  Die Favoritenrolle geht allerdings an Special Tiara (N. Fehily), der dort Dritter wurde.

Interessant scheint auch God’s Own (P. Brennan), der als Zweiter der Arkle Trophy in Cheltenham und der Maghull Novices‘  Chase in Aintree empfohlen ist.

Die Gold Cup Chase (Grade III-Handicap), u.a. mit Bobs Worth, der 2013 den Cheltenham Gold Cup gewann, sowie die Oaksey Chase (Listenrennen) sind weitere Highlights.

Sandown, 7 Rennen, erster Start 15 Uhr!


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Turf Stand 25.04.2015

TURFFONTEIN - 25 APRIL 2015

RACE 1: The first race on the card is the only non-feature race on today's excellent card. MEISSA takes on stronger but has won his last two, both on the inside track. He has won this C & D twice from three starts. THE HANGMAN is back in form and ... mehr…



RACE 1:

 The first race on the card is the only non-feature race on today's excellent card. MEISSA takes on stronger but has won his last two, both on the inside track. He has won this C & D twice from three starts. THE HANGMAN is back in form and should give another good account of himself. SHADOW OFHIS SMILE hardly ever runs a bad race and this could be one of those RUSHMORE RIVER is also C & D suited. BROOKS-CLUB takes a drop in class. He may now be better suited to the sand.

 1st -  MEISSA (4); 2nd - THE HANGMAN (2); 3rd - SHADOW OFHIS SMILE (1); 4th - RUSHMORE RIVER (7); 5th - BROOKS-CLUB (3)

RACE 2:

 S A FILLIES NURSERY (Grade 2) - ENTISAAR to spearhead Mike De Kock's attack on day's feature races

 Mike De Kock has a strong hand in the nine feature races this afternoon. While it will be unlikely that his horses will win all nine, there must be a chance that he could win a good few of them. He could begin his onslaught with the promising Australian bred, ENTISAAR. She has run twice, won on debut and against some horses that had run before, was not disgraced when finishing second last time.  She did lose ground at the start that day and this could have had some effect on her not winning the race. She looked super impressive when winning her debut run at this track.

 Trainer Corne Spies has a habit of winning a feature race or two on big race days. His best chance could be with SPEEDY SUZY,  a two time winner from three starts. She beat ENTISAAR last time but lost to her by the identical margin the time before. Certainly one not without hope.

 MELLA MARIA won on debut three runs back but then was beaten by ENTISAAR in her post maiden. Her latest run did show improvement and she could be watched for further improvement.

 SAPSAN also finished a distance behind ENTISAAR the day she won but she looks to be turning the corner again and could run into the money.

 Cape Town conditioner, Vaughan Marshall, sends out VARUMBA. She won very impressively last time when winning her maiden at the second attempt. If not needing to confirm, this daughter of VAR could make her rival pick up their feet.

 1st - ENTISAAR  (1); 2nd - SPEEDY SUZIE (9); 3rd - MELLA MARIA (5); 4th - SAPSAN (8); 5th - VARUMBA (10)

RACE 3:

 GERALD ROSENBERG STAKES (Grade 2) - TAMAANEE well weighted to win

 TAMAANEE could get trainer Sean Tarry's assault on the feature race scene for today underway when he sends out the highly respected TAMAANEE to contest the Grade 2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes. She has had three promising runs in grade 1 races behind SIREN'S CALL (twice) and MAJMU. Most of her older rivals are up in class today. She is certainly the one to beat, especially at the weights. The only concern could be the distance, but she invariably runs on over slightly shorter. At the weights she does look hard to beat and the quality and expectation is certainly there. Top jockey, S'Manga Khumalo has ridden her in all eight of her starts.

 ERIN has the ability to win this race. Being a daughter of FORT WOOD, she has the credentials and she has won this C & D before and there is a hint that she is beginning to find her feet again.

 SANTA CAROLINA promised so much earlier on but has yet to realise her potential at this level. Jockey Anthony Delpech has ridden her to two of her three victories for Mike De Kock. Don't rule out especially if she runs on.

 The Gavin Van Zyl entry, MOHAVE PRINCESS, is better than her last effort in the Ipi Tombe. Any form return could see her earn something in this field.

 Another Sean Tarry runner is AMBER ORCHID. Jockey Anton Marcus has had good success with her in her early career. At her best she will be a factor.

 1st - TAMAANEE  (11); 2nd - ERIN (2); 3rd - SANTA CAROLINA (6); 4th - MOHAVE PRINCESS (3); 5th - AMBER ORCHID (7)

RACE 4:

 S A NURSERY (Grade 1)  - layout the red carpet for REDCARPET STYLE

 The first of five grade 1 races on Champions Day could go to the Gavin Van Zyl yard's REDCARPET STYLE. This two-year-old colt is unbeaten after two starts and in fact he looked so impressive in his latest win that he looks to be the one to beat. S'Manga Khumalo has ridden him to both victories.

 ARABIAN BEAT ran a decent post maiden last time. he finished 2½ lengths behind REDCARPET STYLE last time and at level weights seems far more to catch up on the two time winner. Mike De Kock, never to be ignored in feature races, has SHAAMA, the filly. A daughter of REDOUTE'S CHOICE, she made a winning debut this course and distance last time. An interesting entry looks to be the Mike De Kock stable companion and first timer and another son of REDOUTE'S CHOICE, RAFEEF. One could be safe in assuming that Anthony Delpech may have had the choice of rides and has therefore chosen the filly over the colt.

 ICSA made an impressive debut over 1000m last time, also at this track. Piere Strydom has the ride. This son of VAR may find the extra 160m slightly too far for now. Nevertheless he should be included in all bets and he is bound to improve.

 1st -  REDCARPET STYLE (13); 2nd - ARABIAN BEAT (1); 3rd - SHAAMA (14); 4th - RAFEEF (12); 5th - ICSA (7)


RACE 5:

 COMPUTAFORM SPRINT (Grade 1) - CAPTAIN OF ALL has the class to win against strong field

 This race has attracted most of the best sprinters in the country. The Dennis Drier sprinter, CAPTAIN OF ALL, heads the field for this Grade 1 sprint over the 1000m at Turffontein. He has won five from his nine starts. His last win at Scottsville last time was super impressive and left his field stone cold. He looks the one to beat. His biggest threat could be ALBORAN SEA, who beat him by half a length in the Cape Flying Championship in January. Today he meeting him on 1½kg better terms. Don't write off the chances of ALBORAN SEA as he does have class and has won this C & D. Trainer Mike De Kock will have him finely tuned for this race.

 There are a host of horses with cases  to suggest that they could win this race. FLY BY NIGHT was well beaten by ALBORAN SEA in the Cape Flying Championship. The Mike Bass yard has done well in Gauteng this season and can expect a very good run. He has very good form over the 1000m.

 The much travelled Port Elizabeth runner, COPPER PARADE, is unbeaten this C & D (2 from 2). he has tasted victory in this race before and is one to be wary of. Gavin Lerena, who rode him last time in PE rides him again this afternoon.

  TRIP TEASE is also unbeaten this C & D (3 from 3). This son of TRIPPI is top class and goes for his hat trick this afternoon.

 1st -  CAPTAIN OF ALL (1); 2nd - ALBORAN SEA (13); 3rd - FLY BY NIGHT (12); 4th - COPPER PARADE (2); 5th - TRIP TEASE (3)

RACE 6:

 WILGERBOSDRIFT S A OAKS (Grade 1) - SIREN'S CALL to possibly take the Triple Tiara

 Five wins from seven starts is the form that SIREN'S CALL brings into this Grade 1 race. Win this race this afternoon and she wins the Triple Tiara. She is is exceptional filly with an abundance of heart. Whatever the outcome one thing is for certain, she will be giving it her all at the line. She is is a gutsy filly and also one that shoes extreme heart and refuses to give up. Bred to go this trip, she has now won three in a row. Piere Strydom has piloted her in all five of her wins.

 PINE PRINCESS is another filly who has been bred to get the 2000m but looks to be up against it here as she has been soundly beaten by her in her last two runs by SIREN'S CALL and at level weights should find it difficult to turn around five and three lengths beatings by SIREN'S CALL respectively.

 EPSOM DOWNS, stable companion to SIREN'S CALL, is still rising in class. She flew up late last time to over the distance. She is still improving and this will be the strongest field she has had to face to date. This race may have come one run too early though. Nevertheless she could be the biggest improver in the field.

 WITHBATEDBREATH also takes on stronger. In her favour is that she ran behind EPSOM DOWNS last time. ROSALIE finished behind both EPSOM DOWNS and WITHBATEDBREATH last time. Her form is decent.

 1st - SIREN'S CALL  (1); 2nd - PINE PRINCESS (2); 3rd - EPSOM DOWNS (7); 4th - WITHBATEDBREATH (6); 5th - ROSALIE (8)

RACE 7:

 PRESIDENT'S CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE (Grade 1) - MAJMU faces sternest test to date

 MAJMU will be up against her strongest field to date. Her class is not up for debate as she has proved to be a filly of exceptional talent. If the going is soft, she has won in soft going before. She will  be going over a a distance she has never ventured before but the way in which she has won the six from seven starts suggests that she should get the trip. Another factor one has to consider is that she is only a three year old filly taking on some of the best older horses in the country. Her only blemish was not as a result of a below par run but rather of  interference in the home straight.

 There is only one other three year old in the field. UNPARALLELED has also shown talent in his short career to date. His biggest problem is that he has been the subject of interference on numerous occasions. he has looked impressive and he should be right there at the line.

 WYLIE HALL was the subject of late betting support last time. He will always be remembered for his desperately close second in last year's Vodacom Durban July. He was returning from a lengthy break last time and still won with ease. That was against slightly weaker and that prep run for this race will have brought him on well and he should be a threat yet again.

  LOUIS THE KING was not at his best last time and that run should be ignored. Once again he will be partnered by Piere Strydom who must have to confidence in him to have wanted the ride once more. His feats of last season have been well documented and any repeat of that form would come as no surprise were he to finish first this afternoon. He will have his supporters.

 HALVE THE DEFICIT hasn't won for a while but one can never ignore a Sean Tarry runner on a feature day race meeting.

 1st -  MAJMU (11); 2nd - UNPARALLELED (10); 3rd - WYLIE HALL (2); 4th - LOUIS THE KING (1); 5th - HALVE THE DEFICIT (3)

RACE 8:

 S A DERBY (Grade 1) - ERTIJAAL to make amends for last run

 ERTIJAAL lost his unbeaten record last time in the Grade 1 SA Classic at this track when she was badly interfered with when breaking from the starting stalls. She was a short priced favourite to win that race that day. He has the class to make amends for that run and restore the faith that his supporters have for him. He has impressed wherever the has run. Two runs back he trounced ACT OF WAR by almost five lengths at Kenilworth and we know just how good and as highly rated ACT OF WAR really is. It is going to take a supreme effort from the rest of the field to lower his colours for the second time in his career. Strangely enough Anthony Delpech returns to the saddle of ERTIJAAL. This will be the first time he has been aboard the colt since he made his debut at Greyville on the polytrack in November.

 LEGAL EAGLE takes on much stronger this afternoon. It is not often that Anton Marcus rides for Sean Tarry, but he does ride for Markus and Ingrid Jooste, whose horse this is. He does look promising and his last win last time was despite him not being himself.

 Sean Tarry sends out his better fancy for this race in FRENCH NAVY, who won the SA Classic last time when starting at only 8/1. He did beat ERTIJAAL by a distance last time. He could be the one to scuttle ERITJAAL'S hopes again. AMSTERDAM has run against top fields in his last two and was impressive when finishing a close up second to FRENCH NAVY last time. He will need some luck to beat both FRENCH NAVY and ERTIJAAL but could be another surprise package this afternoon.

 DEPUTY JUD is in very good form and he too was hampered at the start along with ERTIJAAL last time. His run was a very good one under the circumstances when finishing a most creditable third with that effort. Definite money chance

 1st -  ERTIJAAL (3); 2nd - LEGAL EAGLE (7); 3rd - FRENCH NAVY (1); 4th - AMSTERDAM (2); 5th - DEPUTY JUD (4)

RACE 9:

 CAMELLIA STAKES (Grade 2) - WINTER STAR to shine brightly

 WINTER STAR did not show in the Grade 1 Empress Club last time. That day she started at 150/1. That was in a class higher than today's race. She is unlikely to be at such generous odds this afternoon but she could be a good value bet. Her ability is not in question but her latest run is! Prior to that run she did run well against weaker. Expect an improved run this afternoon in this division and over this C & D where she has won and placed second before, in only three attempts at this C & D.

 VIRGO'S BABE bounced back to form this class last time with some fantastic improvement. She is another who has shown a distinct liking for this C & D. ATHINA won last year's SA Classic for fillies. Her class in not in doubt. She just needs to come somewhere close to that run to perform this afternoon. She came back to best when running second to INARA in the Grade 1 at Kenilworth in the Paddock Stakes last time. Johnny Geroudis, back from Mauritius, partners her for the first time.

 TZIGANE won well in a similar field this C & D last time. She can repeat. KZN trainer sends up PEJ for this race. She is no stranger to this track and distance and with Anton Marcus aboard she must have a chance of earning something at least.

 1st -  WINTER STAR (5); 2nd - VIRGO'S BABE (3); 3rd - ATHINA (1); 4th - TZIGANE (2); 5th - PEJ (6)

RACE 10:

 GOLD BOWL (Grade 2) - MINES to close down meeting

 KINGSTON MINES looks set to close down the final meeting of the Highveld Season this afternoon. Whatever the outcome of this race, the day is always a huge success and as followers of this, the Sport Of Kings, dream of race meetings like this with such an array of top thoroughbreds.

 KINGSTON MINES is an out and out stayer and has won over slightly shorter and quite a bit further in the past. he has won his last two in excellent style, both with Gavin Lerena aboard. Mike De Kock has employed him to ride this four year old again. Being only four years old one may be correct in assuming that he will get even better over the marathon events as he gets older.

 HEART OF A LION was unlucky when finishing behind KINGSTON MINES last time as he had his heels clipped in running. May finish closer and is a ½ kg better off for a length and a half beating.

 LIONS EMBLEM shows heart but is also only a ½ kg better off for a length and a quarter beating.

 The other Mike De Kock runner, RAAEES, is well held by KINGSTON MINES, but one can expect a decent run with Anthony Delpech aboard again. He looks to prefer KZN, but he should improve up on the Highveld.

 SAVAGE WIND could be the biggest improver in the race and is worth including for a few place bets and quartets/trifectas.

 1st -  KINGSTON MINES (2); 2nd - HEART OF A LION (4); 3rd - LIONS EMBLEM (8); 4th - RAAEES (9); 5th - SAVAGE WIND (12)


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Gulfstream Park 25.04.2015

Gulfstream Park, Saturday, 25.4.15

Race 1, Turf, 1.710 m, Maiden Claiming $12.5k, $12,500, 19:00 CEST #8 Excellent Prospect mostly eased after fighting for the lead, last time she was beaten late; outer post is an issue #2 U R So Perfect steadily improved in 4-wide and finished 4t ... mehr…



Race 1,
Turf, 1.710 m, Maiden Claiming $12.5k, $12,500, 19:00 CEST

#8 Excellent Prospect mostly eased after fighting for the lead, last time she was beaten late; outer post is an issue

#2 U R So Perfect steadily improved in 4-wide and finished 4th about 2 lengths behind Excellent Prospect

#6 Frank's Track
finished recently 4th on the dirt; should be noted in his first turf start considering his breeding

#5 J. M.'s Parade
showed a decent finish from far behind as 5th, but didn’t threaten U R So Perfect; 5 lbs. off  through so-so apprentice

Analysis: Excellent Prospect should conquer the lead sooner or later and then only U R So Perfect seems to be a threat


Race 2,
Dirt, 1.400 m, Claiming $25k, $23,000, 19:30 CEST

#2 Angel Falls
competed mostly at stakes level on the turf, two 4th places were the best results; fast dirt-workouts

#4 Berry Blitz
showed a nice finish in her maiden win over this distance; could improve further and fight for victory here

#1 Dads Little Girls was no factor trice after 2 victories, but she is down in class and got a better post position today

#5 Street Princess mostly earned some small prize money in low maiden class before she won her 12th start, so even the turf specialist #7 Comet Sixty Two could be better

Analysis: Angel Falls competed at much higher level on the turf-track, so she should win after a fast dirt-workout


Race 3,
Dirt, 1.200 m, Maiden Special Weight, $43,000, 20:00 CEST

#3 On Tenterhooks
was last year no factor in higher class in New York; pleased here in his numerous training runs

#4 Face of Winner
was runner-up twice; in the other two starts she couldn’t get the needed lead and eased early

#2 Chico Grande finished 3rd in his debut, first pressured the leaders and eased late

#6 Galardonado was 3rd in February, but in the next start he weakened after an attack in 5-wide in the turn

Analysis: Face of Winner would be hard to beat in the lead, but she got 2 good beginners inside, especially On Tenterhooks should be strong, considering his workouts


Race 4, Dirt, 1 Mile, Tarpon Stakes, $60,000, 20:30 CEST


#2 Mr. Jordan won all his 3 starts as 2-year-old, twice on stakes level; was just beaten by a superior horse in his season debut

#1 My Point Exactly won a stakes race as 2-year-old; had a terrible trip in the Florida Derby and was beaten far as 7th

#6 Dekabrist just caught some exhausted rivals as 5th in the Florida Derby; earned already some small prize money in graded stakes races last year

#4 Fastidia's Sun won in allowance class after his maiden victory; could improve, but has to make a big step up

#7 Royal Squeeze left here the maiden class and then was 4th in a stakes race in Tampa Bay; fast recent workout

Analysis: Mr. Jordan lost recently the first time against a really good rival, so she should compensate this loss today


Race 5, Turf, 1.810 m, Allowance opt. Claiming $25k, $44,000, 21:00 CEST

#4 Browns Gap was beaten late as 3rd over a longer distance; should be a bit better than the 2nd good beginner
#2 Lord Trondor; both could slow down the pace and last

#7 Arch Avenger finished recently 3rd with today’s good jockey; the sluggish beginner should like the longer distance

#5 Grand Isle
finished in the money in his last 3 starts against weaker competitors in Fairground; one fast workout here

#6 Sunset District
finished 3rd in a fast race after a series of 7th places, some in higher class; closer

Analysis: Browns Gap should have a good winning chance, when he gets no pressure, otherwise Arch Avenger should catch all

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