Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
4 minute read
29 Sep 2020
3:21 pm

Summer Pud is tasty, but Dance Class is pulling some moves

Mike Moon

South Africa’s newest Horse of the Year, Summer Pudding, is likely to start as a short-priced favourite for the Gauteng Summer Cup at Turffontein on Saturday 28 November.

The Triple Crown

The 2020 Triple Crown champion, unbeaten in seven starts for the Paul Peter yard, was priced up as the 5-2 favourite when a list of 49 first entries was announced – followed by a handicappers’ log of probable starters for the R425,000 Grade 1 race. Top of the log was Got The Greenlight, Joey Soma’s colt who was a gallant second in the Durban July. However, the Turffontein trainer immediately stated that his charge was “virtually 90%” unlikely to contest the handicap and he would target other opportunities in weight-for-age races – ahead of a possible overseas campaign. The bookmakers...