The next log of the KZN Jockey and Trainers Challenge, being run in partnership by the KZN Breeders Club and Gold Circle, sees Antony Hotspur take the lead, whilst Lyle Hewitson continues his leadership for the second week running.
The talented Antony Hotspur also gave KZN Breeder Bruce Campbell a double victory on the day, the other with Johan Janse Van Vuuren’s Liverpool Lass for owner Mario Ferreira. Des Gonsalves, the racing manager for Mario Ferreira recounted how he purchased the filly based on her name, as it is Mario’s favourite soccer team.
Jockey Callan Murray, ranked 10th in the competition log below, described three-year-old
gelding Antony Hotspur as “a progressive horse, one you can follow!” after the smooth-striding bay posted
a follow-up to his Maiden win, beating his outside draw with no fuss and then racing clear stylishly in a
competitive MR82 Handicap over 1400m on the Polytrack at Greyville on Sunday.
Murray said: “Antony Hotspur had it all to do from the draw, but he did it like a mature horse. He was happy to relax in front and then he quickened well to win.”
Trainer Alistair Gordon thanked his owning partner, Barney Hattingh, a medical doctor from Rustenburg, for his patience.
Gordon commented: “Antony Hotspur ran a good second over 1200m on his debut last June, but he fractured a bone in his hock and he required surgery. He was out for the best part of nine months.
“He won a good barrier trial coming back, then won his Maiden over 1200m in good style. To have beaten a field of this quality from his deep draw today says a lot!”
Antony Hotspur is by Antonius Pius from a Parade Leader mare. He was a R50,000 ‘cheapie’ at the KZN Yearling Sale in 2016.
“He is nice and sound after his injury problems and that is very pleasing,” Gordon told Charl Pretorius of Turf Talk this morning.
The KZN Trainer and Jockeys Challenge will culminate on the KZN Breeders Race Day, taking place 30 June at Greyville on a day exclusively dedicated to horses registered with the KZN Breeders Premium Scheme and over R2,6-million to be won in stakes.
The leading trainer at the end of the period will receive a R30 000 voucher to be used towards the purchase of any KZN-bred yearling at the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale, with the runner-up receiving a R15 000 voucher and the third placed trainer a R5 000 voucher.
Jockeys will compete for a cash prize pool of R50 000, split amongst the top three riders in the same ratio as the trainers.
The latest log below:
|KZN Jockey Trainer Series as at 13-May|
|1||ANTONY HOTSPUR||3||G||80||Alistair Gordon||Mr B B Campbell||8|
|2||BANK THE CASH||5||G||66||Frank Robinson||Miss G E J van der Merwe||8|
|3||CHARLIE-FOX||2||C||82||Michael Roberts||Mrs V L Roberts||8|
|4||CRYSTAL BALL||4||F||70||Duncan Howells||Kinmount Stud||8|
|5||DI ME||2||C||90||Ivan Van Wyk||Piemonte Stud||8|
|6||HAYLOR||3||C||77||Greg & Karen Anthony||Mr Bruce Le Roux||8|
|7||KING’S MUSIC||3||G||69||Michael Miller||Messrs G A R Sturlese & P de Marigny||8|
|8||LIVERPOOL LASS||3||F||70||J A Janse van Vuuren||Mr B B Campbell||8|
|9||PRINCESS ANALIA||4||F||72||Yogas Govender||Estate Mr G J Royden-Turner||8|
|10||ROY’S TAXI||6||G||66||Kumaran Naidoo||Mr Bruce Le Roux||8|
|11||SHE’S A FORTRESS||5||M||82||Corinne Bestel||Clifton Stud||8|
|12||TO WOO||2||F||83||Michael Roberts||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||8|
|13||TOP CLASSMAN||3||C||77||Frank Robinson||Scott Bros||8|
|14||AL CIBERANO||7||G||86||Tony Rivalland||Mr R M Smith||6|
|15||BURNBURRY||5||M||61||Jeff Freedman||Scott Bros||6|
|16||FRENCH LEGION||3||G||0||Alyson Wright||Mrs N Barnwell||6|
|17||GOT YOUR BACK||4||F||56||Dennis Bosch||Mr & Mrs J Martin||6|
|18||JUST VOGUE||4||F||76||Gavin van Zyl||Estate Mr G J Royden-Turner||6|
|19||KINSKY’S CRUSADE||3||F||71||Corinne Bestel||Clifton Stud||6|
|20||LORD OF GLENCOE||4||G||55||Belinda Impey||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||6|
|21||MISSIBABA||4||F||62||Kumaran Naidoo||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||6|
|22||SILVER RAISIN||3||F||66||Duncan Howells||Mr A J McNabb||6|
|23||SON OF SILVER||5||G||60||Frank Robinson||Scott Bros||6|
|24||THE MONEY MAN||5||G||66||Craig Eudey||Linington & Sons||6|
|25||CALIENTE||2||C||84||Dennis Drier||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||4|
|26||IDEAL DUEL||4||F||69||Dennis Drier||Welcome Home Farming||4|
|27||LINNGER LONGER||3||F||65||Louis Goosen||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||4|
|28||LOVELY LUCCA||3||F||73||Doug Campbell||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||4|
|29||LUNEBURG||3||F||66||Corinne Bestel||Clifton Stud||4|
|30||ROCKY COAST||2||G||88||Frank Robinson||Scott Bros||4|
|31||SAMSONITE||3||G||68||Dennis Bosch||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||4|
|32||WISHFUL WORDS||3||F||0||Louis Goosen||Mr & Mrs Rob Pickering T/A Middlefield Stud||4|
|33||ASTROMAN||6||G||52||Frank Robinson||Scott Bros||2|
|34||DOM SEGUIDOR||4||G||49||Wendy Whitehead||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||2|
|35||GINGER BISCUIT||6||M||77||Pat Lunn||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||2|
|36||ISHNANA||3||G||85||Garth Puller||Mr R M Smith||2|
|37||LADY ABIGAIL||2||F||82||Lezeanne Forbes||Mr Bruce Le Roux||2|
|38||NAKED TRUTH||5||G||54||Gary Rich||Scott Bros||2|
|39||NIKIYA||2||F||78||Michael Roberts||Mrs V L Roberts||2|
|40||PALACE MYSTERY||5||M||57||Doug Campbell||Sugar Hill Stud||2|
|41||RUB OF THE GREEN||3||F||67||Glen Kotzen||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||2|
|42||SENTIDO||3||G||72||Garth Puller||Mr Bruce Le Roux||2|
|43||THE POET||6||G||67||Mark Dixon||Bush Hill Stud||2|
|2||L J Ferraris||24|
|5||K de Melo||14|
|10||E S Ngwane||8|
|18||G van Niekerk||4|
|21||J L Samuel||2|