Jockey Morne Winnaar will take a slender one point lead over Billy Jacobson into the final of “Levelling The Playing Fields Series” on Sunday, 25 June 2017. After winning rounds 1 and 2, Jacobson did not fare too well in the draw for Round 3 and his charge Roy’s Power could only finish 5th. Winnaar’s fourth placing on Royal Agree on Sunday was enough to reverse a one-point deficit into a one-point lead in their chase for the R50 000 bonus for the leading jockey of the Series.
Marco van Rensburg is six points off the leader in third spot with Craig Zackey a further point back in fourth. With mounts in the 1400m final to be drawn for the outcome is far from certain!
Tony Rivalland-trained Reactive’s facile win in the third round over 1600m last Sunday catapulted him to the top of the “horse” leader board on 52 points.
Early pace-setters, Brave And Bold and Putchini, are joint second on 47 with the ever consistent Royal Agree in fourth on 46 points. The King of Random and Kahula follow next on 42 & 41 points respectively. The Owner, breeder and trainer of the leading horse at the conclusion of the Series will each receive a bonus of R50 000.
The final will be staged over 1400m on the turf track at Greyville on Sunday 25 June as part of the annual KZN Breeders Raceday which also features the Million Mile.
The top fourteen point scorers amongst the jockeys and the horses qualify for the final and the full table following the Rounds 1, 2 and 3 is as follows:-
|Morne Winnaar||50||Reactive||52||Tony Rivalland||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||Mrs M D J Liley|
|Billy Jacobson||49||Brave And Bold||47||Wendy Whitehead||Pizazz Racing||Messrs G S Perkins, D A Gafney & I D Howard|
|Marco V’Rensburg||44||Putchini||47||Chris Erasmus||Yellow Star Stud||Miss A C de Klerk|
|Craig Zackey||43||Royal Agree||46||Glen Kotzen||Scott Bros||Mr P G de Beyer|
|Warren Kennedy||41||The King Of Random||42||Michael Roberts||Clifton Stud||Messrs B Jonsson & N Jonsson|
|Muzi Yeni||41||Kahula||41||Sean Tarry||Mr Bruce Le Roux||Mr B Riley|
|Doctor Sifiso Lembethe||40||Cipher||38||Garth Puller||Yellow Star Stud||Messrs Ian Robinson, R Babulal, N Ramsook, F M Carruthers, U Pillay, G B Puller, M Moses & Mrs N Moses|
|Keagan de Melo||39||Mark My Card||38||Wayne Badenhorst||Scott Bros||Mr R Calder|
|Jarred Samuel||36||The Poet||38||Mark Dixon||Bush Hill Stud||Mr Trevor & Mrs Robin Denman|
|Mandla Ntuli||33||Roy’s Taxi||36||Kumaran Naidoo||Mr Bruce Le Roux||Mr Roy Moodley|
|Athandiwe Mgudlwa||32||Poivre||32||Greg & Karen Anthony||Mr B D van Laun||Mr B D van Laun|
|Sean Veale||31||Storm Outgoing||28||Charles Laird||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||Mr & Mrs P C Diedericks|
|Tshwaro Appie||30||Roy’s Power||27||Paul Gadsby||Mr Roy Moodley||Mr Roy Moodley|
|Benny Dean||30||Fire The Rocket||25||Doug Campbell||Yellow Star Stud||Sir George Albu & Messrs Douglas Campbell & Morgan Pillay|
|Alec Forbes||25||Missibaba||24||Dennis Bosch||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||The Fire Racing Trust (Nom: Mr Alesh Naidoo)|
|Divan Neethling||21||Roy Is Second||21||Alyson Wright||Mr Roy Moodley||Mr Roy Moodley|
|Gareth Wright||17||Tropical’s Son||21||Paul Lafferty||Riverlea Stud||Mr A L Williams|
|Tristan Godden||16||Son Of Silver||20||Frank Robinson||Scott Bros||Messrs M G Frost & M R Parrott|
|ANTHONY Delpech||15||Earhart||14||Julie Dittmer||Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd||Mr K M Smith|
|Eric Saziso Ngwane||14||Beckedorf||12||Corinne Bestel||Clifton Stud||Mr E W Buhr|
|IAN Sturgeon||10||Constantine||10||Dennis Drier||Mr & Mrs G E Lees||Messrs W Wu, H Guo & Ms K P Ha|
|Derryl Daniels||9||Bubka||8||Pat Lunn||Graystone Stud||Miss Jessica Lunn, Messrs L P Lunn & P L Lunn|
|Anton Marcus||7||Three Kingdoms||7||Craig Mayhew||Bush Hill Stud||Messrs Allan F Peters, D L Chapman & C J Mayhew|