Tribute To Tommy
February 8, 2016 - garden totes
If reminiscing about good horses and a good aged days grabs your fancy, a news that champion competitor Tommy Hotspur incited 24 recently will have we feeling your age. The speed demon son of Harry Hotspur is celebrated with a using of a R250 000 Gr3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap during Turffontein on Tuesday evening.
The powerful reddish-brown bullet out of a Brer Rabbit mare Tabitha Twitchett, was a Ferrari on 4 legs and demolished his antithesis with his lightning toe.
Trained for a incomparable partial of his career by Gary Alexander, and afterwards by David Ferraris, he won his initial 8 starts in a row, and 10 races in total, including a Gr1 Computaform Sprint.
A gorgeous competitor that entertained us so royally, he was tormented with unsoundness during his career.
He is enjoying a good deserved retirement on a sprawling Shearwood Farm – where he still goes for a occasional outride, underneath a superintendence of his doting ‘Mom’, Ashleigh Hughes, who is also an partner to Justin Snaith.
There is zero tighten to a luminosity of Tommy Hotspur in Tuesday’s 10 equine field, though Mike de Kock’s Moofeed is out to register a Hotspur double after staying on smartly to kick One Man’s Dream in a 2015 renewal.
A singular sprinting son of Duke Of Marmalade, Moofeed won his final start over a march and widen violence Mod Barley by 1,30 lengths.
Dollar Dazzler and Splendid Garden demeanour a dual many expected to widen Moofeed.
The 5yo Var gelding Dollar Dazzler showed copiousness of toe when using a 0,40 length second to Brutal Force in a Joburg Merchants – it is a widen of collateral, though Brutal Force’s attack bid in final Saturday’s wfa Gr1 Cape Flying Championship is uninformed in a mind.
Dollar Dazzler’s run in a Merchants was given combined credit as his saddle slipped. He runs uninformed off a 10 week mangle and Andrew Fortune will get a best out of him.
The inconstant Splendid Garden has come good, winning 4 of his 6 many new starts.
He kick Moofeed over a 1160m final time by 1,25 lengths, though is a half kilo worse off and should really not be uneasy by a smallest trip.
Aurum Pot was beaten 3,25 lengths there by Splendid Garden after display good speed and is also a half kilo improved off.
He won his penultimate run giving Splendid Garden 1,50 kgs and a 2,10 lengths beating, so is really able of a confidant performance.
Louis Goosen’s Doing It For Dan was runner-up in this competition final year and will be penetrating to accurate punish on Moofeed.
He positively comes into it on their final assembly , where giving divided 4kgs, he was beaten 2,55 lengths by a De Kock speedster.
One Man’s Dream is so 3,50 kgs improved off here and a large hazard over a lane and outing that he relishes.
Moofeed’s stablemate Tiger Territory is consistent, though tends to get there too late off a early rush.
Former PE supporter Mod Barley is really discerning and meets Moofeed on 1,50kgs improved terms after beaten 1,30 lengths final time. That positively brings him into a tab and his fourth career win looks prolonged overdue.
Viking Hero was beautifully ridden by Karl Zechner to win a Gr3 Lebelo Sprint over Tuesday evening’s march and widen during his penultimate start.
He afterwards ran subsequent that in a encumber over a Vaal 1200m and it might good be that he is some-more effective over a 1000m. Jarryd Penny takes a reins underneath a galloping 52,5kgs.
Lumya is a usually filly in a competition and has good form opposite her possess sex. She was not ashamed opposite a boys when beaten 2,30 lengths by Moofeed final time and positively has a place chance
Jade Bay has usually had one run in a year and pulled adult sore when 7,45 lengths behind Moofeed. He appears past his best and has his issues.
Moofeed is a preference to narrowly get a improved of Dollar Dazzler and Doing It For Dan.
If Splendid Garden behaves himself, he could infer a vital threat, with Aurum Pot one for a behind finish of quartets.
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Entrance into Turffontein is giveaway and a initial competition kicks off during 17h55.
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