MALMOOS BEATS CATCH TWENTYTWO
The second leg of the WSB SA Triple Crown and the Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara will be staged at Turffontein on Saturday 6 March and both first leg winners will be in action in their respective races.
Malmoos, who triumphed in the Grade 2 World Sports Betting Gauteng Guineas, has been entered for the Grade 1 WSB SA Classic over 1800m on the Standside track, while War Of Athena, who claimed the Grade 2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas, will be in action in the Grade 1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic.
However, in both cases, their main rivals who were the runners-up in their respective events, will be there to ensure victory will not come easily. Mike de Kock-trained Malmoos beat Catch Twentytwo by a neck and Paul Peter’s charge will be looking to avenge that defeat.
War Of Athena and Anything Goes are currently considered the two best three-year-old fillies on the Highveld and they will go at it again in the Fillies Classic. War Of Athena, trained by Paul Matchett, took top honours in the Fillies Guineas to level the head-to-head 2-2 with Stuart Pettigrew’s charge and Anything Goes will no doubt be fighting to edge ahead of her arch-rival once again.
Johan Janse van Vuuren has nominated Guineas third and fourth Copper Mountain and Second Base respectively. The latter found plenty support in the Guineas, but will no doubt prefer the extra 200m this time around.
In the SA Fillies Classic De Kock could throw a spanner in the works with lightly raced Sparkling Water, a well-bred daughter of Silvano who has won two of her three races.
A Pick 6 carryover of R1-million has already been announced for this meeting with a likely pool of R5 million.
Supplementary entries close on Monday 1 March with declarations on Tuesday 2 March.
WORLD SPORTS BETTING SA CLASSIC (Grade 1) (2nd Leg of WSB SA Triple Crown) R750,000 1800m
1 AL MUTHANA (M F De Kock) 60.0
2 BINGWA (D Sham) 60.0
6 BOLD JAZZ (P F Matchett) 60.0
9 CATCH TWENTYTWO (P A Peter) 60.0
5 COPPER MOUNTAIN (J J van Vuuren) 60.0
10 FLYING CARPET (S G Tarry) 60.0
3 KINGSLEY’S HEART (W H Marwing) 60.0
7 MALMOOS (M F De Kock) 60.0
4 SECOND BASE (J J van Vuuren) 60.0
8 SHAH AKBAR (S G Tarry) 60.0
WILGERBOSDRIFT SA FILLIES CLASSIC (Grade 1) (2nd Leg Wilgerbosdrift SA Triple Tiara) R700,000 1800m
1 ANYTHING GOES (S T Pettigrew) 60.0
5 ASTRAL PLANE (G M Alexander) 60.0
9 CARALLUMA (S G Tarry) 60.0
7 GEE FOR GO (P F Matchett) 60.0
4 MAGICAL FLIGHT (S G Tarry) 60.0
6 MISS ELEGANCE (M N Houdalakis) 60.0
10 NETTA (P A Peter) 60.0
2 ONLY THE BRAVE (P F Matchett) 60.0
11 QUEEN BOMI (P F Matchett) 60.0
3 SPARKLING WATER (M F De Kock) 60.0
8 WAR OF ATHENA (P F Matchett) 60.0