News from Gary Alexander Racing Stables
Saragon was brilliantly ridden by top Jockey Aldo Doymeyer, he had her well placed and produced her at the right time to win the Yellowwood Handicap (Grade 3) in a hard fought contest. This was Saragon’s 5th win of her career and her first Graded win. Congratulations to Owners Simon & Michelle Jeffery & Ashleigh Venter. This was the stables second Yellowwood Handicap(Gr3) success, having won it previously with Classic Illusion. Congratulations to Mr SJD Mynhardt, the breeder of Saragon.
South African Champion apprentice, Luke Ferraris gave Dice the Bullet a peach of a ride on Saturday 24 October 2020, over 1800m. He had her in the perfect position in a fast run race and let her go at the right time to win easily at the line. There should be more to come from this daughter of Duke of Marmalade(IRE) as she will appreciate a step up in distance. Congratulations to owners; Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc, A Giuricich, B Ralph, L Lofstedt, M Francis, A Reid & Mesdames S Louw & J Alexander. Dice the Bullet was bred by Mr Michael Reid.
Former champion Jockey Lyle Hewitson gave Brand New Cadillac a perfect ride and cruised to victory on the 6yr old gelding, at the Vaal on 01 October 2020 over 2400m. He led soon after the start and dictated the pace perfectly and kept this son of Traffic Guard going to win well. Congratulations to owners; A Giuricich; P Chetty; G Kalil; B Seggar; D Simpson; Miss J Alexander & Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc. Brand New Cadillac was bred by Summerhill Stud
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!