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Digital Edition Sporting Post #2234 Midweek 14 - 17 March 2016

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    FLAMINGO PARK HANDICAP at Flamingo Park on Monday

    Antonius Pius Filly Cane MartiniAntonius Pius Colt Heading HomeAntonius Pius Filly I've Got ItAntonius Pius Colt Lavender LakeAntonius Pius Colt MinskiAntonius Pius Filly Water Is GoldBlue Tiger Colt RollingontheriverGreat Britain Filly Liberal LadyGreat Britain Colt National FateGreat Britain Colt Sophisticated SuzyHorse Chestnut Filly Smart ColleenQuerari Filly Madya

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    19 - 20 March 2016Durbanville Racecourse

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    ell drawn at 1 and with the services of Smanga Khu-malo (hopefully over his aches and pains after this weeks fall), Jack

    Friday will relish the 1800m of the R100 000 Flamingo Park Handicap, after the Kimberley 1400.

    DisappointingThe Zietsman Oosthuizen

    owned gelding disappointed

    when dropping out to 13 lengths behind Taso The Sailor there but should improve dramatically over the extra here.

    He won his two previous starts, including a 2,50 length course and distance victory over Quid Rides.

    Jack Friday enjoys a 6,5kg swing at the weights and looks to hold Quid Rides again.

    Tienie Prinsloo saddles a three way coupling, and while Quid Rides may be held by Jack Friday, the well drawn Lebeoana could be a different

    story. The son of AP Arrow finished 4,25 lengths second to Jack Friday over a mile four runs back when giving him 3kgs. He now receives a kilo from the Human galloper (thanks to Nicholas Patels claim) and the 4kgs turnaround is worth taking into account.

    The third of the Prinsloo runners is the topweight Pontedera, who appears to have lost his form recently.

    That slump includes an ill conceived attempt on the Gr3 Racing Association Handicap

    on Summer Cup day. He may have benefitted from a 13 week break though, but has a helluva lot of pudding to lumber.W

    The Bill Human yard were in devastating form at Flamingo Park last Monday with five winners and they may pay to follow this week again when they saddle seventeen runners at the same venue.

    Their Greys Inn gelding Jack Friday certainly warrants attention in the days topliner.

    The Tiger Ridge gelding Jaguar will enjoy the extra ground

    FLAMINGO PARK12:20pm (Monday)

    VAAL1:25pm (Tuesday)

    GREYVILLE mixed1:00pm (Wednesday)

    TURFFONTEIN12:15pm (Thursday)

    MONDAY 14h - THURSDAY 17th MARCH 2016No. 2234 ISSN 1023 / 6996

  • 2 SPORTINGPOSTMONDAY 14th - THURSDAY 17th MARCH 2016

    Five From SixFairview 4th March

    They raced on the turf on Friday where very marginally the fastest of the three 1200m races was the first division of the MR68 Handicap won by TONY THE REBEL. Always handy, the former Gauteng campaigner took up the running 300m out and won going away by three and a quarter.

    The faster of the two 1000m races on the card was the fillies juvenile plate won by EMMYPOT. Sent off fourth in the betting market at 6/1, the daughter of Soar With Eagles was soon positioned close up in second. She put her head in front going through the 300m and won comfortably from her more fancied stable companion OTAMARA by a length and three quarters.

    Quickest home in the two 1400m events was MEMPHIS MAFIA in the bill topping Ibhayi Stakes (L). Another to race handy, Dorrie Shams charge took up the running at the 400m marker and won well from the more fancied FLY LIKE THE WIND by a length and a quarter. Memphis Mafia has now won five of his last six starts.TITBITS

    The 16/10 favourite THORNBIRD made all when winning the maiden plate over 1000m with some in hand.

    C&D DoubleGreyville 4th March

    Friday evenings action took place on the poly track where surprisingly the only distance to stage more than one race was 2000m. There were four races over the trip in total and the fastest of these was the MR66 Handicap won by ZAVARONI. Well supported into 18/10 from 3/1, Sean Tarrys charge raced sixth during the early part of the race. She quickened nicely at the top of the straight and despite losing a shoe somewhere along the line, won going away by three and a half.

    In terms of distance the easiest victory on the card was recorded by RIVER COURSE when opening her account in the maiden 1600m. Backed into favouritism at the track, the daughter of Ideal World was taken straight to the front by Brandon Lerena and was very quickly two lengths clear. She was always in command and went on to score with authority by five and a half.

    Another to win well on this card was TALES OF MAMBO in the MR66 affair. Racing handy in what was always a tightly bunched field, Tony Nassifs charge was ridden to lead 150m from home and won comfortably by a length and a half.

    TITBITSKINGS LADY took a bump twice en-route from midfield when getting up late to win the maiden plate over 2000m.

    A review of the week's best SPEEDRATINGSwith Steve Furnish

    Last weeks Top Rated

    SPEED RATINGS winners in

    cl.

    BECKEDORF .................W

    ON 5/1

    TIDE IS TURNING ..........WO

    N 18/10

    ZAVARONI ....................W

    ON 18/10

    JOAN RANGER ..............W

    ON 16/10

    THORNBIRD..................W

    ON 16/10

    BUCKLAND ...................W

    ON 14/10

    NATAL ...........................W

    ON 12/10

    ATTENBOROUGH ..........WO

    N 11/20

    TOP SPEED RATINGS for this MID-WEEK

    (Ratings shown have already been adjusted to allocated weights)

    FLAMINGO PARK (MON)Race 1: (2) Bulle Bakkies 8Race 2: (6) Fiery Goddess 51Race 3: (1) Windbreak 18Race 4: (4) Sonny Bill 42Race 5: (8) Perfect Dream Race 6: (10) Valde Velox 60Race 7: (12) Royal Master 54Race 8: (16) Slip Stream Queen 35Race 9: (16) Super Club 39VAAL (TUES)Race 1: (9) See You Jimmy 6Race 2: (5) Ektifaa 6Race 3: (3) Hever Castle 22Race 4: (13) Sheet Weaver 13 (nb)Race 5: (9) Mai Thaiga 61Race 6: (9) Aszkaban 63Race 7: (2) Silver Class 70Race 8: (3) Mombela 50 (NAP*)GREYVILLE (WED)Race 1: (2) Samogan 49Race 2: (6) Between The Sheets 51Race 3: (10) Duty Dance 61Race 4: (5) Kiss Me Hardy 84Race 5: (6) Thanda 40Race 6: (5) Roys Monkey 7 (EW)Race 7: (1) Zagora 5Race 8: (12) Dellavera 23TURFFONTEIN (THUR)Race 1: (6) Jay River 11Race 2: (1) Road To Indy 22Race 3: (1) Desert Sunset 11Race 4: (14) Notorious 54Race 5: (9) Bondiblu 65Race 6: (8) Luala 37Race 7: (7) Gaisce Gold 56Race 8: (1) Roman Carnival 77 (NAP*)Race 9: (13) Mr Mulliner 82

    NAP BETS* Fancied ** Strongly fancied

    *** Very strongly fancied

    FASTEST TIMES (The number of races run in each category shown in brackets)

    (*Denotes - Times taken by Clockwatcher) (P = Polytrack)

    FAIRVIEW (TURF) 4TH MARCHPenetrometer 21 Going Good21000m (2) Emmypot 56,121200m (3) Tony The Rebel 67,451400m (2) Memphis Mafia 83,652000m (1) Cup Bearer 126,082400m (1) Valmode 157,31GREYVILLE (POLY) 4TH MARCHGoing Standard1000m (1) Beckedorf 58,361200m (1) Time Marches On 70,121400m (1) Keep Your Light On 82,901600m (1) River Course 96,462000m (4) Zavaroni 122,85TURFFONTEIN (OLD) 5TH MARCHPenetrometer 21 Going Good1000m (4) Easy Game 55,691100m (2) Mod Barley 62,271600m (2) Val Et Al 95,492450m (1) Peggy Jay 155,17KENILWORTH (NEW) 5TH MARCHPenetrometer 21 Going Good1000m (1) Fifty Other Shades 58,571200m (3) Attenborough 70,961400m (2) Silver Snaffles 85,761600m (2) Sublime Lady 99,86

    NotebookHorses worth following at their next few starts...EXQUISITE TOUCH (S Tarry, Gauteng)ZAVARONI (S Tarry, KZN)

    Touch Of ClassTurffontein 5th March

    Very Close To HomeKenilworth 5th March

    Saturdays action took place on the old stand side track where marginally the faster of the two juvenile features was the listed Ruffian Stakes contested by the fillies.

    EXQUISITE TOUCH was sent off deep in the red to win the race and she didnt let down her supporters. Soon up handy, the daughter of Var took up the running shortly after passing the halfway mark and only having to be pushed out won well by a length and a quarter.

    There were four races run over 1000m in total and the fastest of these was the listed Bauhinia Handicap won by EASY GAME. Freely available at 25/1 on the off (op 14s), the unfancied Var mare was soon up handy. She put her head in front shortly after passing the 200m marker and

    comfortably accounted for the front running SPRING WONDER by two and a quarter.

    Marginally the faster of the two 1100m events was the pinnacle stakes won by MOD BARLEY. Soon three lengths clear, Paul Peters charge kept on strongly at the business end of the race to beat the steadily gaining pack headed by AURUM POT.TITBITS

    NEVER GIVE IN lost a shoe en-route from midfield when winning the opening maiden plate over 1000m very comfortably by two.The 3yo VAL ET AL showed good improvement when winning the faster of the two 1600m events, a MR85 Handicap going away by three and a quarter.

    Followers of the money got off to a good start in Cape Town on Saturday when ATTENBOROUGH did the business in what proved to be the fastest of the three 1200m events, a maiden juvenile plate over 1200m. Eventually sent off at 11/20 after opening up at 18/10, the son of Western Winter was soon up handy. He was ridden to lead going through the 400m and with the rest some five lengths adrift, he held off a determined challenge from the newcomer CREAM SODA GREEN by a half.

    The bill topping MR80 Handicap was the faster of the two 1600m races and here SUBLIME LADY registered her second career victory. Always handy in

    what was a small but useful looking field, Mike Bass charge took up the running 300m out and just had enough in hand to beat the running on GOODTIME GAL by a neck.

    There was also two races run over 1400m, and faste