The entries for the Michael Roberts Handicap (Listed) are in and include seven KZN-breds including Crusade entry, Slightly Scottish from the yard of Dean Kannemeyer.
Doug Campbell has entered two of his ‘stalwarts’ – chestnut mare Lala and Kingston Boy – the latter a son of Mogok, who is just under R30 000 short of earnings of R1-million in stakes with 8 wins and 21 places from 54 starts.
Amongst Mark Dixon’s entries are Fantasy Lady – very closely related to the brilliant London Call and owned by the same syndicate consisting of Messrs G N Cumming, C N Larsson & R D Samuelson. Bred by Bruce Le Roux of Spring Valley Stud, she is a four time winning daughter of Kahal who has placed seven times from 15 starts.
A mare that enjoys Scottsville and won over this course and distance last time out for owner Rodney Calder and trainer Craig Eudey, Mark My Card, a half-sister to Markofdistinction and closely related to the brilliant Toccata, will also throw her hat into the ring. The daughter of Miesque’s Approval has won six and earned over R500 000 in stakes – not to shabby for a mare that was sold directly off Highdown Stud as an unraced three year old and won on debut!
The beautifully-named Slightly Scottish, a three year old son of Crusade bred and owned in partnership by the Scottish Stewart MacGregor and Ronnie Rowley, has been the picture of consistence, winning and placing from all five starts. The Crusades enjoy a mile on turf, and this should suit Slightly Scottish who has won over the distance.
21 Length marathon winner Run Rhino Run has once again changed trainers, and this time Frank Robinson has dropped the difficult but talented Silvano gelding to 1750m.
1st ENTRIES SCOTTSVILLE – Sunday 28 January 2018
R 150,000 1750m
MICHAEL ROBERTS HANDICAP (Listed)
Merit Rated Handicap
WFA: 3yrs-6.0kgs 4yrs-0.5kgs
*Horses In Bold Denote KZN-BREDS
11 CELTIC CAPTAIN (5G) 61.0 106 Mark Dixon
18 MR O’NEILL (4G) 56.0 97 Dean Kannemeyer
8 RED CHESNUT ROAD (4G) 56.0 97 Robbie Hill
19 SUN ON AFRICA (6G) 56.0 96 B Dennis Bosch
12 LALA (5M) 55.0 94 B Doug Campbell
10 CARIBBEAN DAY (8G) 54.0 92 P Mark Dixon
16 WILD WICKET (4G) 53.5 92 Duncan Howells
7 LAST TIGER (7G) 53.0 90 B Dean Kannemeyer
13 KINGSTON BOY (8G) 51.5 87 B Doug Campbell
5 RUN RHINO RUN (6G) 51.5 87 Frank Robinson
2 FANTASY LADY (5M) 51.0 86 Mark Dixon
17 CHICAGO BEAT (5G) 50.0 84 B Duncan Howells
14 GINGERBREAD MAN (4G) 49.5 84 Duncan Howells
9 SYLVESTER THE CAT (5G) 49.5 83 Glen Kotzen
3 LEGEND (4G) 49.0 83 Duncan Howells
15 SAINT MARCO (5G) 48.0 80 Garth Puller
6 DARK MOON RISING (4G) 46.5 78 Paul Lafferty
4 MARK MY CARD (6M) 45.0 74 Craig Eudey
1 SLIGHTLY SCOTTISH (3G) 41.0 78 Dean Kannemeyer
Supplementary Entries Closes @ 11:00 Friday 19th January 2018
Declarations Closes @ 11:00 Tuesday 23rd January 2018