News from Gary Alexander Racing Stables
Nimcha fought courageously to hold off late challenges and gain victory over 2000m at the Vaal on 10 February 2020, it was another top ride by jockey Gavin Lerena. This was Nimcha’ s 4th win and there should be more in store for him. Congratulations to owner Poovie Moonsamy. Nimcha was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Saturday 15 February 2020 was a great day for the stable our four winners, General Jackson; Fierce Fighter Chijmes and Saragon, was the eleventh time we achieved four winners on a day at the same venue. Our first goes all the way back to 19th May 1987, when Dispensation; Ganymede, Good Books and Wallah all won!
Then we have our six winners on a day at the same venue to add, this we achieved twice, first on the 09 July 1994 and then on 09 August 1995.
It was a long road back for Saragon, but she is now back to her best and showed her class to win a competitive FM Pinnacle Plate over 1600m at Turffontein on 15 February 2020. Well ridden by top jockey Chase Maujean, he had Saragon just off the early pace and asked her for an effort early in the straight, she responded well and kept finding to win well. Congratulations to owners’ Mesdames AM Venter and M Jeffery and Mr S Jeffery. Saragon was bred by Mr SJD Mynhardt.
Top jockey Piere Strydom gave Chijmes a perfect ride to win a competitive Pinnacle Stakes over 1800m at Turffontein Racecourse on 15 February 2020. Strydom had Chijmes beautifully placed from the start and when he asked him to run, Chijmes quickened well and ran to the line to win a good contest. Congratulations to owners Mr & Mrs R Napier & Mr & Mrs JM Ulcoq. Chijmes was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Another top ride by apprentice Luke Ferraris to get Fierce Fighter to win his maiden over 2600m at Turffontein racecourse on 15 February 2020. He placed Fierce Fighter in a winning position from a wide draw and got him going early in the straight and kept him going for a comfortable victory. Congratulations to owners Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc and Adrian Giuricich. Fierce Fighter was bred by Summerhill Stud!
General Jackson cruised to victory when he shed his maiden tag over 1600m at Turffontein on 15 February 2020. Champion apprentice Luke Ferraris had him well placed from the start and when he asked him to run, he quickened well to win by 5 lengths at the line. General Jackson should get more ground and it could pay to follow him. Congratulations to owner Poovie Moonsamy. General Jackson was bred by Connemara Stud!
Thandekhile was too good for the boys at the Vaal on Thursday 06 February 2020 over 1450m. Racing at the Vaal for the first time and up against the colts, jockey Denis Schwarz had Thandekhile well placed from the start. When he asked her or an effort ,she quickened well and had the race sewn up with 200m to go. She should keep improving and it may pay to follow her this season. Congratulations to owners Bruce & Jo Gardner, Greg Sadie and Gary Alexander. Thandekhile was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Ration My Passion(NZ) kept finding under a top ride by champion apprentice Luke Ferraris to win a good contest over 2000m at the Vaal Racecourse on 04 February 2020. This was her third win and she should have more to come this season. Congratulations to owners Laurence, Tessa & Jarryd Wernars.
Duke of Swing found his best form to spring a surprise win at Turffontein on Saturday, over 1400m on 01 February 2020 . Another top ride by jockey Denis Schwarz, he had Duke of Swing in the box seat and made his run at the right time to win comfortably at the line and give the stable a double on the day. Congratulations to owners Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc; Bruce & Jo Garner, Greg Sadie & Darren Simpson. Duke of Swing was bred by Drakenstein Stud ( Nominee Mrs G Rupert)
Hero’s Honour was tenacious in his victory over Divine Odyssey over 1800m at Turffontein on Saturday 01 February 2020. It could have gone either way, but under a top ride from Jockey Denis Schwarz he got Hero’s Honour in front where it matters most to snatch the win. Congratulations to owners Laurence & Jarryd Wernars, Bruce & Jo Gardner & Greg Sadie. Hero’s Honour was bred by Summerhill Stud!