Gr 2 Emerald Cup To Be Run On Thursday

Gr 2 Emerald Cup To Be Run On Thursday

Jack Milner of reports that two of the runners carded for the R600,000 Emerald Cup over 1450m have been withdrawn due to the change in date.

In A Rush, trained by Joey Ramsden and bred by Peter Choice, and Port Elizabeth-based Bob ’N Weave, trained by Dorrie Sham and Barry Steenkamp, have been pulled out of the out of the Grade 2 race which will now be run on Thursday.

Reserve Runner Caryl’s Law, bred by Orangewood Stud and by Bush Hill Stud’s son of Danehill – Newton, has now been reinstated when the decision was made to move the race. Both reserve runners will now take their places in the field. At this stage no jockeys have been announced for the two runners.

Caryl's Law, by Newton, now included in the running of the Gr 2 Emerald Cup on Thursday. Image:

Trainer Kom Naidoo scored a 1-2-3 in the Listed Hampton Handicap over 1000m with Woodborough’s son, Be Assured, on Saturday just before the meeting was called off and he will now have an opportunity to earn a feature double with Caryl’s Law coming into the race.

The four-year-old Newton gelding won the Recall Security Mile at Flamingo Park and will be racing off a No 4 draw in the Emerald Cup. A run before his Kimberley victory, Caryl’s Law defeated Dual Alliance who has an excellent record on the Vaal sand.

The Gr 2 Emerald Cup, the Listed Banyana Handicap and the Vaal River Handicap (Non-Black Type) that were not run at last Saturday’s Vaal meeting, which had to be abandoned because of a thunder storm after Race 7, have been included in the race card for Thursday’s meeting on the Vaal sand.

This will result in an 11-race programme for the meeting, comprising the eight races originally carded for the meeting and the three feature races not run last Saturday. Race numbers and times will be changed with the Emerald Cup becoming Race 7 on the new race card and it will be off at 3.10pm.

A new Computaform and Computaform Express with all the updated information will be made available as soon as possible.

As a result of the extra races, TAB will be hosting two Jackpots at the meeting – Races 5 to 8 and Races 8 to 11.

Other KZN-breds or horses associated with our sires that will be contesting Africa’s richest race on sand include previous winner The Mouseketeer (By Kahal, bred by Bush Hill Stud), Prime Mover and Meadow Magic (both by Mogok; bred by Scott Bros), and Beacon Flare (by Spectrum standing at Yellow Star Stud). Read more about the KZN runners’ credentials at the following link.

The field in order of number, draw, horse, trainer, jockey, weight:

1 – 10 MR TOBIN (S G Tarry) G Lerena 60.5
2 – 1 PRIME MOVER (L J Erasmus) S Brown 58.0
3 – 2 MEADOW MAGIC (M F De Kock) A Delpech 57.5

6 – 16 RIGHT BEAUTY (M F De Kock) R Danielson 56.0
7 – 3 CAPTAIN’S SECRET (M W Bass) K Neisius 56.0
8 – 7 THE MOUSEKETEER (S G Tarry) P Strydom 56.0
9 – 5 ACROSS THE ICE (S G Tarry) R Fradd 55.5
10 – 14 FOLLOW THE PIPER (S G Tarry) N Juglall 55.5
11 – 8 CALANISH (S T Pettigrew) M V’Rensburg 55.0
12 – 12 EASTERN COBBLER (R R Magner) J P v’d Merwe 55.0
13 – 11 ASTRO NEWS (B O Wiid) J Sampson 54.0
14 – 6 BEACON FLARE (W H Marwing) S Veale 53.0
15 – 13 CARYL’S LAW (K Naidoo) D David 1 52.0
16 – 4 KISS AGAIN (M W Bass) 2 54.0

*Bold denotes horses that are KZN-bred or associated with KZN resident sires.

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