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Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
4 minute read
4 Nov 2021
10:20 am

Jacques Strydom supplements Christopher Robin into Summer Cup

Mike Moon

The five-year-old colt recently transferred to the Fairview based trainer from St John Gray’s Highveld stables.

The Grade 1 Gauteng Summer Cup over 2000m will be run at Turffontein on Saturday 27 November. Picture: Michel Bega

Eastern Cape-based runner Christopher Robin was a surprise supplementary entry for the Gauteng Summer Cup this week.

Christopher Robin was the only entry at the final opportunity. The five-year-old colt recently transferred to Fairview trainer Jacques Strydom from St John Gray’s Highveld stables. He was immediately included in the Top 20 of the Summer Cup log of likely, runners thanks to his merit rating of 111.

Christopher Robin won a Grade 3 race last year as well as his penultimate start.

Gold Cup winner Nebraas has been promoted into Top 20 owing to the scratching of Hoedspruit and Tierra Del Fuego falling off the list due to his disappointing performance in the Allied Steelrode – OnamissionMile.

Seehaam is now included in the “next five” after her fifth in the OnamissionMile. Bingwa improved his position from 10th to sixth after his rating was increased from 111 to 118 as a result of his impressive Onamissionmile win.

Sparkling Water improved her position from 14th to 12th after showing her well-being when winning her last start.

The Grade 1 Gauteng Summer Cup over 2000m will be run at Turffontein on Saturday 27 November.

Final entries close at 11am on Monday 15 November after which the weights will be posted. Declarations must be in by 11am on Tuesday 16 November.

GAUTENG SUMMER CUP LOG AS AT  3 NOVEMBER 2021:

  CurrentPrevAgeSexHorseMRNMRTrainerMR Adjust
115HGOT THE GREENLIGHT126126Joe Soma
224CMALMOOS125124Mike de Kock
334FWAR OF ATHENA122121Paul Matchett
444GSECOND BASE120119J A Janse van Vuuren
554FNETTA120119Paul Peter
6104GBINGWA118117Dorrie Sham7
764GPAMUSHANA’S PRIDE116115Alec Laird
876GAFRICAN ADVENTURE117117Joe Soma
985GSHANGO114114Sean Tarry
1094GPUERTO MANZANO (AR113112J A Janse van Vuuren
11116MRUNNING BRAVE115115Fanie Bronkhorst
12144FSPARKLING WATER109108Mike de Kock
13124GELIUD112111Candice Dawson
14135GEXPRESSFROMTHEUS118118Stuart Pettigrew
157GGOLDEN PHEASANT111111B Botes / Y Vosloo
16Supp5HCHRISTOPHER ROBIN111111Jacques Strydom
17184CFLYING CARPET109108Sean Tarry
18195GTREE TUMBO108108Sean Tarry
19205GJOHNNY HERO106106Tyrone Zackey
20Next 55GNEBRAAS103103Sean Tarry
Alphabetical Order
4GAL MUTHANA (AUS)104103Mike de Kock3
5GCORNISH POMODORO107107Sean Tarry
MR Order5MSEEHAAM107107Sean Tarry
176GTIERRA DEL FUEGO107107Sean Tarry-3
5MVICTORIA PAIGE104104Sean Tarry
MR Order
5GSAVANNAH STORM106106Phillip Vermeulen
4FSENTBYDESTINY105104Candice Dawson
5GIMPERIAL RUBY104104Corne Spies
6GMAJESTIC MOZART104104Candice Bass-Robinson
7GPACK LEADER103103Alec Laird-2
4GWILLOW EXPRESS103102Sean Tarry-1
5GMATTERHORN102102Alyson Wright
5MBALLET SHOES101101Candice Dawson-2
6GMARCHINGONTOGETHER101101St John Gray
6GGREEN HAZE100100Paul Peter-3
6GDON’T LOOK BACK100100St John Gray-1
4GREUNION9998Paul Peter
5GDONALD MCDONALD9696Gavin van Zyl
4CINFINITE WONDER9291M G Azzie/A A Azzie
4GORIGAMI9190Duncan Howells
Scratched
154GHOEDSPRUIT116115Justin Snaith
7GDIVINE ODYSSEY108108J A Janse van Vuuren
6GCHIJMES106106J A Janse van Vuuren
4GNATIVE TONGUE106105Justin Snaith
164GTHE GATEKEEPER104103Justin Snaith
4GSALVATOR MUNDI9897Justin Snaith
7GOUR COYS (AUS)8585Joe Soma
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
         
6GCHIJMES108108J A Janse van Vuuren 
5MSEEHAAM107107Sean Tarry 
4GNATIVE TONGUE106105Justin Snaith 
5GSAVANNAH STORM106106Phillip Vermeulen 
7GPACK LEADER105105Alec Laird 
4FSENTBYDESTINY105104Candice Dawson 
5GIMPERIAL RUBY104104Corne Spies 
6GMAJESTIC MOZART104104Candice Bass-Robinson 
4GWILLOW EXPRESS104103Sean Tarry1 
5MBALLET SHOES103103Candice Dawson 
6GGREEN HAZE103103Paul Peter 
Next 55GMATTERHORN102102Alyson Wright 
6GDON’T LOOK BACK101101St John Gray 
6GMARCHINGONTOGETHER101101St John Gray 
4GREUNION9998Paul Peter 
5GDONALD MCDONALD9696Gavin van Zyl 
4CINFINITE WONDER9291M G Azzie/A A Azzie 
4GORIGAMI9190Duncan Howells 
7GOUR COYS (AUS)8585Joe Soma-1 
 
Scratched 
164GTHE GATEKEEPER104103Justin Snaith 
4GSALVATOR MUNDI9897Justin Snaith