Strong entry for Guineas

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Strong entry for Guineas

MOUNT PLEASANT

Fans will be in for some outstanding racing at Turffontein on Saturday 6 February with the running of the Grade 2 WSB Gauteng Guineas and the Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas over 1600m.

The two races are the joint-respective first legs of the WSB SA Triple Crown and the Wilgerbosdrift SA Triple Tiara, along with the Grade 1 Cape Guineas and Grade 1 Cape Fillies Guineas.

World Sports Betting recently announced their sponsorship of the Triple Crown and the three races that make it up, while Wilgerbosdrift have retained their  

patronage of the SA Triple Tiara and the three races that comprise that event.

Both races have attracted some top runners and both should produce thrilling finishes.

Mike de Kock is on record saying this current crop of three-year-olds is among the best we have seen for some time and he has nominated two of his top performers in Mount Pleasant and Malmoos. Both are Graded  race winners but both failed to perform up to expectations in their last starts. Hopefully De Kock has got them right and they look likely to set the standard.

Grade 2 Dingaans winner Catch Twentytwo is among the entries as is Sean Tarry-trained Paisley Park.

Interestingly, Stuart Pettigrew has nominated Anything Goes for both the Guineas and the Fillies Guineas.  She has landed No 4 draw in the former and that might entice Pettigrew to take on the colts.    

If she opts for the Fillies Guineas she could clash once again with War Of Athena, but this time at level weights.

Supplementary entries close: 09:00 Monday 1 February 2021
Declarations by: 11:00 Tuesday 2 February 2021

WSB GAUTENG GUINEAS (Grade 2)(For 3 year-olds (1st Leg WSB SA Triple Crown)) R525,000 1600m
15 BARTHOLDI (G M Alexander) 60.0
18 BINGWA (D Sham) 60.0
12 BRAZIL NUT (C Hewitson) 60.0
2 CATCH TWENTYTWO (P A Peter) 60.0
3 COPPER MOUNTAIN (J J van Vuuren) 60.0
14 EAGLE ALLEY (S G Tarry) 60.0
6 ELIUD (C Dawson) 60.0
8 GLOBAL ASH (C Hewitson) 60.0
17 KINGSLEY’S HEART (W H Marwing) 60.0
1 MALMOOS (M F De Kock) 60.0
9 MOUNT PLEASANT (M F De Kock) 60.0
5 NAMIB DESERT (P A Peter) 60.0
13 PAISLEY PARK (S G Tarry) 60.0
11 SECOND BASE (J J van Vuuren) 60.0
7 SHAH AKBAR (S G Tarry) 60.0
4 ANYTHING GOES (S T Pettigrew) 57.5
10 CASTLE DURROW (M N Houdalakis) 57.5
16 MISS ELEGANCE (M N Houdalakis) 57.5

WILGERBOSDRIFT GAUTENG FILLIES GUINEAS (Grade 2)(3yo Fillies (1st Leg Wilgerbosdrift SA Triple Tiara)) R300,000 1600m
9 ANYTHING GOES (S T Pettigrew) 60.0
8 CARALLUMA (S G Tarry) 60.0
1 CASTLE DURROW (M N Houdalakis) 60.0
4 FANTASTICAL (A G Laird) 60.0
10 GEE FOR GO (P F Matchett) 60.0
2 MAGICAL FLIGHT (S G Tarry) 60.0
3 MISS ELEGANCE (M N Houdalakis) 60.0
5 ONLY THE BRAVE (P F Matchett) 60.0
11 QUEEN BOMI (P F Matchett) 60.0
7 SPICE MARKET (A G Laird) 60.0
6 WAR OF ATHENA (P F Matchett) 60.0
6 TOTO (M/A Azzie) 0.0

 

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