News from Gary Alexander Racing Stables
The Kop cruised to an easy victory in only his third start over 1450m, at Turffontein racecourse, on 19 September 2020. Under a good ride from Jockey Denis Schwarz, he had The Kop well placed and kept him within striking distance. The Kop moved up well when asked for an effort and kept finding all the way to the line to win easily. Congratulations to owners, Jo & Bruce Gardner, Adrian Giuricich and Greg Sadie. The Kop was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Magic School has class and she proved this when winning a good contest at Turffontein Racecourse over 1450m on 15 September 2020. Jockey Denis Schwarz wasted no time and took her to the lead soon after the start, she quickened well up the straight and kept finding to hold off Mill Queen, who is another classy filly. Congratulations to owners; Drakenstein Stud( Nominee Mrs G Rupert). Magic School was bred by Drakenstein Stud.
Ration My Passion(NZ) led from start to finish under a good ride by jockey Denis Schwarz over 2600m at Turffontein on 03 September 2020 to give the stable & Denis Schwarz a treble on the day. This was Ration my Passion’s(NZ) fourth career win and judging by the way she won, there are more wins to come. Congratulations to owners Laurence, Tessa and Jarryd Wernars. Ration my Passion(NZ) was bred by Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan of Cambridge stud in New Zealand.
It looked like a boat race between Dark Tide and Prospector and it turned into just that over the final 450m. They came together to fight it out, but Prospector kept finding to win a good contest over 1600m at Turffontein on 03 September. Jockey Denis Schwarz always had the favourite well placed and when he asked him to run turning into the home straight, he did just that. This was Prospector second win in four starts and this son of Traffic Guard may have a bright future if he keeps on improving. Congratulations to the owners: Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc; Roger Coppin, John Fourie and Dan Side. Prospector was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Jockey Denis Schwarz rode a good race on Ice Man Cometh and the pair surprised us with a good win over 1450m at Turffontein on 03 September 2020. It was a win full of merit and it may pay to follow this son of Visionaire this season. Congratulations to the owners: Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc, Gerald Kalil; Gordon Murugan, Quinton Thaver & Renesh Harbhajan. Ice Man Cometh was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Astral Plane having only her third start came with a sustained run to shed her maiden tag in good style at Turffontein on 10 August 2020 over 1450m. Well ridden by jockey Denis Schwarz, he had her well placed soon after the start and when he pressed the button she responded instantly and ran on strongly to win a good contest. She is improving all the while and it could pay to follow this daughter of Willow Magic. Congratulations to owners: Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc; Mr & Mrs B Gardner; Messrs K Michael, J Snyman; E Ramsamy & C Majadibodu. Astral Plane was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Top Shot turned 9 years old at the beginning of the month. But this didn’t stop him from giving his younger rivals a full go over 2400m at Turffontein Racecourse on 08 August 2020. Confidently ridden by jockey Denis Schwarz, he got up on the line to record the 9th win of his career. The manner in which he won suggests he is not done yet and there may be more in the tank for him this season. Congratulations to owners, Mr Simon Jeffrey and Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc. Top Shot was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Prospector gave jockey Denis Schwarz’s an early 21st birthday present at Turffontein Racecourse on Sunday 05 July 2020. Denis who celebrates his 21st on the 6th July 2020 gave Prospector a copy book ride, he led from pillar to post and timed it perfectly to get the Traffic Guard gelding home to win by over a length to spare at the line. It was a win full of merit by Prospector, he broke his maiden in only his second time of asking over the testing 1600 meters on Turffontein Standside track. He should continue to improve. Congratulations to owners Roger Coppin, John Fourie, Dan Side & Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc. Prospector was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Super Fine finally brought her track work to the racetrack and won her maiden, easily over 1500m at the Vaal Racecourse on 30 June 2020. Jockey Denis Schwarz had her in contention from the start and she responded well when he asked her for an effort. She should go on from here. Congratulations to owners, Ingy Bartleson, Darren Simpson & Gary Alexander Racing stables cc. Super Fine was bred by Mr MJ Reid at Drakenstein Stud.
Magic School confirmed that she has a touch of class when she won a 1600m Allowance Plate at Turffontein Racecourse on Sunday 14 June 2020. Confidently ridden by jockey Denis Schwarz, he had Magic School well placed, she quickened well in the straight, and stayed on strongly to win a good contest. Magic School is owned and bred by Drakenstein Stud(Nominee Mrs G Rupert)