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Cape sires set to dominate Summer Cup day features

21st Nov 2017

Current and former Cape based stallions are strongly represented in the seven graded or listed feature races due to be run at Turffontein this Saturday.


Reigning champion sire Silvano, who once again heads the South African general sires list, looks on course for yet another big pay day this Saturday, with the dual champion SA sire set to be represented by no fewer than 11 runners in various graded features on Summer Cup day.

Already responsible for Summer Cup winners Aslan and Flirtation, Silvano daughters Orchid Island, Wind Chill and Girl On The Run are all likely fancies for the R2 000 000 Summer Cup this weekend, while Silvano’s son Pietro Mascagni has been priced up second favourite for the G2 Investec Dingaans on Saturday.

Another former champion sire, Trippi whose daughter Miss Katalin won Saturday’s Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes, has four runners in Saturday’s big features, with his feature race runners headed by recent Listed Golden Loom Handicap winner Graduation Day (G2 World Sports Merchants) and Guns And Roses. The latter will bid to make it six wins in a row when she contests Saturday’s G2 Gauteng Ipi Tombe Challenge over 1600m.

The late great Captain Al has eight runners entered for Saturday’s Turffontein features, headed by leading Dingaans fancy Like A Panther and Crowd Pleaser, one of the leading contenders for the G1 Summer Cup.

Captain Al

Another now deceased Cape sire whose runners could fare well this weekend is Tiger Ridge (sire of past Summer Cup hero Wagner), whose daughters Folk Dance and Nother Russia are current favourites for the G3 Hi-Fi Corporation Fillies Mile and G2 Gauteng Ipi Tombe Challenge respectively.

Young Cape sires Soft Falling Rain, who stands at Wilgerbosdrift, and William Longsword, based at Klawervlei, both have half-brothers contesting various features on the day. Soft Falling Rain’s half brothers Splendid Garden (by Black Minnaloushe) runs in the G2 World Sports Betting Merchants, while the former Equus Champion’s recent Java Handicap winning half-brother Let It Rain (by Dynasty) is a contender for the G1 Summer Cup itself.

William Longsword, who emulated his great sire Captain Al when victorious in the G1 Cape Guineas, has a half-brother, Silver God (by Silvano), who lines up in the G2 Investec Dingaans.

Below is the list of past/current Cape sires with their runners for Summer Cup day:

Antonius Pius
Cool Chardonnay –Listed Racing Association Hcp

Aurelia Cotta G3 Fillies Mile

Eastern Pearl Listed Racing Association Hcp

Black Minnaloushe
Splendid Garden G2 Merchants

Captain Al
Myfunnyvalentine G3 Magnolia Hcp
Shivering Sea G3 Magnolia Hcp
Alileo G3 Magnolia Hcp
Captain Aldo G2 Merchants
Like A Panther G2 Dingaans
Loyal Lieutenant G2 Dingaans
Crowd Pleaser G1 Summer Cup
Al Danza G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge

Count Dubois
French Navy G1 Summer Cup
Social Order

Dan De Lago
La Bastide G3 Fillies Mile
Dan The Lad G2 Merchants

Liege G1 Summer Cup
Let It Rain G1 Summer Cup

Elusive Fort
Fort Ember G1 Summer Cup

Fort Wood
Cashel Palace G3 Fillies Mile
Fortissimia Listed Racing Association Hcp

La Bella Mia G3 Magnolia Hcp
Witch Of The West G3 Fillies Mile

Go Deputy
Abashiri G1 Summer Cup

Great Britan
Queen Laurie G3 Magnolia Hcp
Wrecking Ball G3 Magnolia Hcp

Greys Inn
Gone Baby Gone Listed Racing Association Hcp

Horse Chestnut
Tilbury Fort G1 Summer Cup

Ideal World
Amazing Strike G2 Merchants
Ideal Secret G2 Dingaans
Hermoso Mundo G1 Summer Cup

Jet Master
Master Sabina G1 Summer Cup
Master Switch G1 Summer Cup
Storm Warning Listed Racing Association Hcp

Missouri G2 Dingaans
Coral Fever G1 Summer Cup
Bi Pot G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge

My Friend Lee G3 Magnolia Handicap
Secret Star G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge

She’s A Giver G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge

Mrs O G3 Fillies Mile

Spring Wonder G3 Magnolia Hcp
Kangaroo Jack G2 Merchants
Romi’s Boy G2 Merchants
Monks Hood G2 Dingaans

Sail From Seattle
Puget Sound G2 Dingaans

Arissa G3 Magnolia Hcp
Vaquero G2 Dingaans
Silver God G2 Dingaans
Pietro Mascagni G2 Dingaans
Orchid Island g1 Summer Cup
Wind Chill G1 Summer Cup
Girl On The Run G1 Summer Cup
Bella Sonata G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge
Tahini G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge
Sylvan On Fire G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge
Run Rhino Run –Listed Racing Association Hcp

Seul Amour
Bondiblu – Listed Racing Association Hcp

Tiger Ridge
Folk Dance G3 Fillies Mile
Nother Russia G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge

Kilauea G3 Magnolia Hcp
Graduation Day G2 Merchants
African Ruler G2 Merchants
Guns And Roses G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge

Varsity Girl G3 Magnolia Hcp
Rivarine G2 Merchants
Flying Free G2 Dingaans

Africa Rising G2 Merchants
The Thinker G2 Merchants
Heaps Of Fun G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge

What A Winter
Mar del Sur G3 Fillies Mile

Where’s That Tiger
Supertube Listed Racing Association Hcp

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