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3 May 2017
10:51 am

Nursery looks a humdinger

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Barrack Street has already won two features on the Highveld.

FEATURE WINNER. Barrack Street has scored two facile feature-race wins at Turffontein and will be looking to add the Grade 1 SA Nursery over 1160m to his tally at the course on Saturday.

The R1-million SA Nurs­ery should be an abso­lute cracker with some of the best juveniles seen for some time lining up for this Grade 1 race over 1160m at Turffontein on Saturday.

The SA Nursery is one of four Grade 1 races to be run on Cham­pions Day with the final declara­tions for the R4-million Premier’s Champions Challenge, the R2- million SA Derby and R1-million Computaform Sprint announced last week.

As expected, the four leading contenders come from the stables of Sean Tarry and Mike de Kock. Tarry saddles Barrack Street, al­ready a winner of two features on the Highveld, as well as Wonder­wall, who placed second in two races in the Western Cape before winning a Maiden Juvenile Plate by 4.75 lengths.

He beat Naafer, who next time came out to win a Maiden Plate against older horses by 5.25 lengths. “The ground was yielding when he ran the first time and he wasn’t a happy horse. He was a dif­ferent horse when the ground was on top,” explained De Kock yester­day. “He’s top horse.”

He also saddles Mustaaqeem who was one of the most impres­sive winners seen this season, cruising home by 7.50 lengths with jockey Callan Murray looking over his shoulder 300m from home. “That was a bit of a surprise, not that he won, but the margin of the win,” said De Kock. “He is very laid back and doesn’t give away a lot at home. But I prefer horses who bring it to the track.”

The fields for the balance of the card were also finalised yesterday.

Final field for R1-million SA Nursery (Grade 1) over 1160m

1 – 4 ALEX THE GREAT (R R Magner) R Simons 60.0 – 79

2 – 6 BARRACK STREET (S G Tarry) A Marcus 60.0 – 99

3 – 7 BOATSWAIN (R R Sage) G Lerena 60.0 – 83

4 – 2 COASTAL TORRENT (R R Sage) L Hewitson 60.0 – 82

5 – 1 LAURENT DU VAR (C Spies) C Zackey 60.0 – 92

6 – 8 MUSTAAQEEM (M F De Kock) C Murray 60.0 – 99

7 – 3 NAAFER (M F De Kock) A Delpech 60.0 – 89

8 – 10 QUINLAN (C Spies) P Stry­dom 60.0 – 88

9 – 9 WHORLY WHORLY (C Bin­da) A Fortune 60.0 – 95

10 – 5 WONDERWALL (S G Tar­ry) S Khumalo 60.0 – 95

Same Trainer: (2,10) (3,4) (5,8) (6,7)

Final field for the R1-million Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks (Grade 2) over 2450m

1 – 10 ORCHID ISLAND (M F De Kock) A Delpech 60.0 – 99

2 – 11 SMILING BLUE EYES (S G Tarry) S Khumalo 60.0 – 99

3 – 2 BI POT (G V Woodruff) C Maujean 60.0 – 98

4 – 1 BELLE ROSE (M F De Kock) C Murray 60.0 – 97

5 – 6 ORIENTAL OAK (R R Sage) A Fortune 60.0 – 97

6 – 3 CAPTAIN GAMBLER (J Ramsden) R Fourie 60.0 – 92

7 – 4 BEING FABULOUS (J A Janse van Vuuren) G Lerena 60.0 – 91

8 – 9 WIND CHILL (J A Soma) A Marcus 60.0 – 88

9 – 8 COSTA DA SOL (G H Van Zyl) W Kennedy 60.0 – 77

10 – 5 PARABOLA (G V Wood­ruff) P Strydom 60.0 – 74

11 – 7 ROYAL UTOPIA (C Daw­son) C Zackey 60.0 – 73

12 – 12 EMERALD BAY (E Ver­donese) L Hewitson 60.0 – 71

Same Trainer: (1,4) (3,10)

Final field for the R400,000 SA Fillies Nursery (Grade 2) over 1160m

1 – 10 DARING DIVA (B D Botes) A Fortune 60.0 – 97

2 – 12 DESERT RHYTHM (S G Tarry) R Fourie 60.0 – 90

3 – 11 FANCIFILLY (L W Goosen) P Strydom 60.0 – 0

4 – 1 FISH RIVER (M F De Kock) C Murray 60.0 – 89

5 – 7 GREEN PLAINS (S G Tarry) S Khumalo 60.0 – 92

6 – 8 KISSABLE (P F Matchett) R Simons 60.0 – 98

7 – 2 OUTLANDER (C Spies) C Zackey 60.0 – 82

8 – 13 PHILLYDELPHIA (P A Pe­ter) L Hewitson 60.0 – 78

9 – 3 SILVER THURSDAY (M F De Kock) A Delpech 60.0 – 88

10 – 9 STAR PROFILE (C Spies) J P v’d Merwe 60.0 – 85

11 – 6 TWELVE OAKS (S J Gray) A Marcus 60.0 – 86

12 – 5 WINTER WATCH (R R Magner) G Lerena 60.0 – 84

13 – 4 WINTER’S FORGE (S M Ferreira) C Maujean 60.0 – 80

Same Trainer: (2,5) (4,9) (7,10)

Final fields for the R400,000 Camellia Stakes (Grade 2) over 1160m

1 – 11 JOAN RANGER (M N Hou­dalakis) P Strydom 60.0 – 101

2 – 5 TIGER’S TOUCH (S G Tar­ry) L Hewitson 59.0 – 100

3 – 3 CRYSTAL GLAMOUR (G M Alexander) A Fortune 59.0 – 98

4 – 6 CROWN OF ROSES (G M Alexander) M V’Rensburg 59.0 – 96

5 – 12 EASY GAME (M G Azzie) K Zechner 59.0 – 89

6 – 2 LUMYA (S M Ferreira) R Fourie 59.0 – 82

7 – 10 SAMARRA (J Vos) C Mur­ray 59.0 – 85

8 – 9 GREEN PEPPER (J A Janse van Vuuren) R Simons 57.5 – 108

9 – 1 EXQUISITE TOUCH (S G Tarry) S Khumalo 57.5 – 106

10 – 4 SEATTLE SINGER (C Spies) C Zackey 57.5 – 99

11 – 7 JUST VOGUE (G H Van Zyl) W Kennedy 57.5 – 89

12 – 8 JAMESON GIRL (C Daw­son) M Yeni 57.5 – 75

Same Trainer: (2,9) (3,4)