Waywest Goddess… heading the qualifying log
(Photo : JC Photographics/Summerhill Stud)
EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP
SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2010
Just a few weeks back, the news broke of a proposed increase in the stake for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup from R1,5 million to R2 million. Simultaneously, the stakeholders announced the introduction of a series of five trials in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, to facilitate guaranteed opportunities of a run for would-be candidates which might have faced elimination in the maidens otherwise.
Getting a run though, doesn’t necessarily get you into the race. Such was the quality of last year’s entry that 29 of them were already winners, so the organisers have inaugurated a second panel, along the lines of the Vodacom Durban July. From October forward, the NHA’s Roger Smith, Phumelela’s Patrick Davis and Gold Circle’s Graeme Hawkins will publish a merit list, reflecting qualifiers above the line, and providing connections of those below it with an idea of what they need to do to get over the line.
There’s R1,5 million at stake this year, and if the history of subscription for this event repeats itself next year, there’ll be R2 million up for grabs in 2011. It’s about the best deal in racing.
LOG AS AT
MONDAY 4 OCTOBER 2010
|8||IN LIKE FLYNN||89|
|10||WOLF OF THE FOLD||87|
|Below the line|
|38||HONG KONG SPIRIT||68|
*NB: This is an invitational race. Handicapper’s discretion applies.
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