News from Gary Alexander Racing Stables
Seeking Gold ran on resolutely to dead heat with Teenage Dream at the Vaal over 1700m on Thursday 14 December 2017. Under a strong ride from leading jockey Gavin Lerena he got up to share over a distance which is a bit on the short side for Seeking Gold. Congratulations to owner Hylton Odendaal. Seeking Gold was bred by Summerhill Stud!
A masterful ride by Piere Strydom saw the talented Kangaroo Jack back in the winners box. “KJ” has been a bit unlucky in recent starts and there were excuses for his below par runs. However Tuesday night 12 December 2017 at Turffontein, Piere Strydom got the best out of “KJ” to win a competitive Pinnacle 1160m. It may pay to follow this son of Querari this season. Congratulations to owner Joyce Wallace and her family!
Coming from well off the pace, the Australian bred filly Radiant Splendour(AUS) produced a powerful finish to get up in the shadow of the post over 1160m at Turffontein on 26 November 2017. Champion apprentice Lyle Hewitson once again producing the goods. Congratulations to owners Rob Scott & Mark Currie. Radiant Splendour was bred by Patinack Farm, NSW, Australia.
Cash Time had it all to do, first time at the Vaal and first time over 2000m, but he handled it well and under a top ride by former champion jockey Piere Strydom, he got the best out Cash Time to win a competitive race. It may pay to follow Cash Time through the season, he is a progressive sort and should continue improving. Congratulations to owners Mrs Ebrahim And Messrs M Wright, P Haripersad & A Fortune. Cash Time was bred by Hemel n Aarde Stud.
Fish River Canyon enjoyed the soft underfoot conditions to win the third race of her career in good style at the Vaal over 1500m on 23 November 2017. Once again well ridden by champion apprentice Lyle Hewitson, he gave her every chance and produced his run at the right time to win comfortably. Congratulations to owner Hylton Odendaal and his family. Fish River Canyon was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Under a polished ride from leading jockey Gavin Lerena, Casino shed her maiden tag in good style at the Vaal over 2400m on Thursday 23 November 2017. Congratulations to the Love Racing One Syndicate(Nominee Ashleigh Hughes). Casino was bred by Bosworth Stud!
Leading workrider Sam Mosia, showed why he is at the top of the pile in the workrider series. He rode a well judged race to get Aerobatic in front where it matters most, in so doing she shed her maiden tag at Turffontein on Sunday 19 November 2017. Congratulations to the owners; Marge, Duncan & Julie Alexander; Darren Simpson & Adrian Giuricich. Aerobatic was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Unagi made it back to back wins, this time over 1800m, a distance he tried for the first time at the Vaal on the 11 November 2017. Unagi is now a six time winner, and the son of Admire Main is on the up. Jockey Craig Zackey rode a copy book race, he placed him in the box seat and then produced him at the right time to win comfortably. Congratulations to owners Bruce & Jo Gardner, Pravin Chetty, Greg Sadie & Darren Simpson. Unagi was bred by Summerhill Stud!
King & Empire came from off the pace under a top ride by leading apprentice Lyle Hewitson to grab the spoils in the shadow of the post, over 1400m at Turffontein on the 31 October 2017. This was King & Empire’s fourth victory and there may be more to come from this son of Brave Tin Soldier. Congratulations to owners; Adrian Giuricich; Mark Francis : Dereck Michael & Dean Alexander. King & Empire was bred by Summerhill Stud
After his facile win at Turffontein over 1600m on Saturday 21 October 2017 shouldering 61.5Kg. They may just name a hurricane after him, “Unagi”, made a talented field look ordinary when he quickened away in the final 300m to go onto win by almost three lengths at the line. Well ridden by former South African Champion jockey, Gavin Lerena, he had Unagi close to the pace and made his move early in the straight to go on and win a good contest. Unagi has a distinct liking for this course and distance and should be followed when racing over 1600m on the inside track at Turffontein. Congratulations to the owners Bruce & Jo Gardner, Pravin Chetty, Greg Sadie & Darren Simpson. Unagi a son of Admire Main was bred by Summerhill Stud!