Nicci Garner
4 minute read
15 Sep 2015
6:00 am

Trip Tease may make a bid for Hampton double

Nicci Garner

If Trip Tease, the highest-rated sand runner in the country at 114, accepts to run in the R150,000 SAP Hampton Handicap over 1000m at the Vaal on Supreme Cup Day, 26 September, he will have to carry the welter weight of 65kg.

The Louis Goosen-trained five-year-old has only been beaten once over the Vaal sand 1000m and has recorded eight of his 13 wins over the trip, including this race last year when he beat ill-fated Blazing Al.

The Trippi gelding made a winning start to this season in a 1000m Pinnacle race when, ridden by Piere Strydom, he made light of 61.5kg and beat Will Pays by two lengths.

Lightning Stakes winner Tiger Territory has joint second top weight of 61.5kg, while Autumn Sand Sprint victor Duty Dance will have only 52kg but if he runs, will carry more than he should in relation to the topweight.

The race is one of three supporting events at Listed level to the R1-million Supreme Cup (Grade 2) over 1450m and forms part of the programme on the race track’s biggest raceday of the year.

It’ll be a grand family day out because there will be plenty of entertainment for children and adults can enjoy an affordable feast at a Prawn Festival.

Sarve, from the Corne Spies yard, has been allotted top weight in the fillies and mares’ equivalent, the Banyana Handicap, but did not draw well at No 15 of the 25 entries, while Ahlaam and Jade Vine are the joint top weights on the list of entries for the Supreme Fillies & Mares Stakes, the other Listed race.

Ahlaam has won twice over 1600m on the Vaal sand track and finished third behind Peep Show over the same 1450m as this race last time out, while Jade Vine, who beat Sarve in the Woodland Sprint this year, finished a distant fourth in the August Stakes recently.

Royal Trip, from the Stanley Ferreira stable, won the Nkosazana Stakes early this year and will receive 4kg from Jade Vine and Ahlaam if they all run.

Three non-black type races will be run at the meeting and nominations for these races will be finalised on Friday when supplementary entries for the three Listed races close. The final field for the Supreme Cup will be announced on Wednesday and the runners for all the other races on the day will be announced on Monday next week.

The entries, draws and weights for the R150,000 Supreme Fillies & Mares Stakes (Listed) over 1450m:

 

15 Ahlaam (ARG) (4F) Mike de Kock 60.0 97
9 Jade Vine (5M) Sean Tarry 60.0 97
5 Alice Springs (AUS) (4F) Mike de Kock 58.0 95
14 Antonia’s Fortress (6M) Justin Snaith 58.0 93
10 Peep Show (4F) Mike Azzie 56.0 92
23 Royal Trip (4F) Stanley Ferreira 56.0 92
12 Future Fantastic (4F) Stuart Pettigrew 56.0 89
24 Celtic Legend (5M) Wallace Tolmay 54.0 87
11 Julie Doolittle (5M) Roy Magner 54.0 87
1 Run For Revelry (4F) Sean Tarry 54.0 87
25 Dream Galaxy (5M) Stephen Moffatt 54.0 86
16 Maria Theresa (4F) Mike de Kock 54.0 85
2 Walking On Air (5M) Alec Laird 54.0 84
21 Bold Approach (4F) Sean Tarry 52.0 84
19 China Beach (4F) Lucky Houdalakis 52.0 84
18 Be Mine Tonight (5M) Dominic Zaki 52.0 83
22 Lady Of Kildare (5M) Sean Tarry 52.0 82
20 Crystal’s Revenge (5M) Sean Tarry 50.0 79
13 Fire Dancing (4F) Corne Spies 50.0 79
3 S’Way (5M) Wallace Tolmay 50.0 79
4 Dover Beach (5M) Mike Azzie 50.0 75
17 Polar Secret (4F) Craig Mayhew 50.0 74
6 Lady Casey (5M) Stephen Moffatt 50.0 72
7 #Butool (4F) Louis Goosen 50.0 68
8 Boarding Call (5M) Corne Spies 50.0 67

 

The entries and weights for the SAP Hampton Handicap (Listed) over 1000m:

 

11 Trip Tease (5G) Louis Goosen 63.5 114
23 Kiss Me Hardy (4G) Corne Spies 60.0 107
18 Tiger Territory (5G) Mike de Kock 60.0 107
9 Doing It For Dan (4G) Louis Goosen 58.5 104
21 Moofeed (AUS) (5H) Mike de Kock 58.0 103
7 Greasepaint (5G) Roy Magner 56.5 100
15 One Man’s Dream (5G) Louis Goosen 56.5 100
12 Varbration (4G) Louis Goosen 56.5 100
22 Aurum Pot (5G) Alec Laird 56.0 99
2 Velvet Verona (5G) Corne Spies 53.5 94
4 Green Rock (4G) Wallace Tolmay 52.5 92
5 RoyalSecurityPower (AUS) (5G) Kumaran Naidoo 52.5 92
1 Seventh Symphony (4F) Louis Goosen 51.0 89
8 Duty Dance (6G) Paul Matchett 50.5 88
20 Nice Stride (6G) Johan Janse van Vuuren 49.5 86
17 Salute The Sun (6G) Stanley Ferreira 49.5 86
3 Splendid Garden (4G) Mike Azzie 49.5 86
6 Wishful Heart (5G) Louis Goosen 48.5 84
19 Will Pays (4G) Johan Janse van Vuuren 47.5 82
16 Benbow (8G) Leon Erasmus 45.0 77
14 Maji Moto (9G) Leon Erasmus 44.0 75
13 Supanova (4G) Leon Erasmus 38.5 64
10 Power Jet (6G) Leon Erasmus 38.0 63

 

The entries and weights for the R150,000 Banyana Handicap sponsored by Racing. It’s A Rush (Listed, fillies and mares) over 1000m:

 

20 Sarve (4F) Corne Spies 60.0 96
8 Alice Springs (AUS) (4F) Mike de Kock 59.5 95
7 Antonia’s Fortress (6M) Justin Snaith 58.5 93
13 Drifting Dusk (4F) Lucky Houdalakis 57.5 91
4 Seventh Symphony (4F) Louis Goosen 56.5 89
18 Twilight Tiger (4F) Roy Magner 56.0 88
15 Usisi (AUS) (5M) Roy Magner 56.0 88
23 Little Genie (4F) Dominic Zaki 54.5 85
10 Bold Approach (4F) Sean Tarry 54.0 84
6 Brigtnumberfour (4F) Roy Magner 54.0 84
2 Easy Game (5M) Mike Azzie 54.0 84
24 Miss December (4F) Roy Magner 53.0 82
19 Seattle Lady (4F) Johan Janse van Vuuren 52.5 81
5 Fire Dancing (4F) Corne Spies 51.5 79
21 Cataluga (4F) Dominic Zaki 50.5 77
1 Va Bene (4F) Johan Janse van Vuuren 50.5 77
11 Winter Darling (5M) Paul Peter 50.5 77
9 A Million Dreams (3F) Louis Goosen 49.0 87
22 Second Bite (5M) Sean Tarry 48.5 73
14 Super Guppy (4F) Sean Tarry 48.0 72
3 #Perfumed Lady (3F) Mike de Kock 47.5 84
12 #Virtuality (3F) David Nieuwenhuizen 47.5 84
16 Club Captain (7M) Leon Erasmus 47.5 71
25 Easy Street (4F) Louis Goosen 47.5 71
17 Woodrose (5M) Paul Peter 45.5 67