News from Gary Alexander Racing Stables
Ration My Passion(NZ) unexpectedly won over 1500m at the Vaal on 22 August 2019, a trip much too short for her. She has strengthened up and should continue to improve and could go on from here. Once again, a top ride from apprentice Denis Schwarz, he controlled the pace and kept her going to the line. Congratulations to owners Messrs J & L Wernars & Mrs T Wernars. Ration My Passion(NZ) was bred by Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan.
Leading apprentice Denis Schwarz rode a confident race aboard Duke of Swing over 1400m at Turffontein on 20 August 2019. He led soon after the start and went from pillar to post to win easily by two- & three-quarter lengths at the line. Duke of Swing is progressive, and he should have more wins in him. Congratulations to the owners; Bruce & Jo Gardner, Greg Sadie, Darren Simpson & Gary Alexander Racing Stables cc. Duke of Swing was bred by Drakenstein Stud.
Mount Laurel produced a powerful finish under a good ride from Denis Schwarz, in her debut run to get up on the line over 1000m at Turffontein on 17 August 2019. It was a surprise win over the sprint, as she is bred to go further. She should improve with racing and could pay to follow. Mount Laurel was bred by Wilgebosdrift & Mauritzfontein Stud!
Denis Schwarz rode a confident race on The Sands over 1200m at the Vaal on the 15 August 2019 and produced him at the right time to win going away. The Sands has improved since sporting blinkers and it should pay to follow him this season. Congratulations to owners; Bruce & Jo Gardner; Ralphs Racing(Nominee: Kathryn Ralphs) & Greg Sadie. The Sands was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Carrying top weight, The Bosbok fought off a late challenge to win over 2000m at Turffontein on 10 August 2019. He conceded 10kg to the runner up and was all guts under a top ride by apprentice Denis Schwarz. The 2000m is a bit on the sharp side for The Bosbok and he will win more races over extra ground this season. Congratulations to owners Gary & Dean Alexander. The Bosbok was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Master & Man finished strongly to win by over a length at the Vaal on the 06 August 2019, over 1800m. Well ridden by Apprentice Denis Schwarz, he gave Master & Man a peach of a ride and produced him at the right time to win a competitive contest. Congratulations to owners; Bruce & Jo Gardner and Gary alexander. Master & Man was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Nimcha was fitted with blinkers for the first time at the Vaal on Thursday 01 august 2019. They did the trick he rallied back under a good ride from leading apprentice Denis Schwarz, to win going away. Nimcha is on the up and should have more in store for him this season. Congratulations to Owner Poovie Moonsamy. Nimcha was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Champion South African Jockey Lyle Hewitson gave Marula a magic ride to get him up close home, at Greyville over 1000m on the Polytrack on 31 July 2019. Lyle had Marula up with the pace on when he asked him, he quickened well and under a strong ride from Lyle he kept going to win by a long head. Congratulations to owners; B & J Gardner, Dean Alexander & Julie Alexander. Marula was bred by Drakenstein Stud.
Zeal & Zest in a ding dong battle fought to the line to get up close home, at The Vaal on Thursday 25 July 2019, over 2400m. It was a courageous win by the Traffic Guard gelding under a strong ride from Apprentice Denis Schwarz. Zeal & Zest is now a six-time winner. Congratulations to Owners; Pravin Chetty, Adrian Giuricich, Sunil Mungaroo Brian Seggar & Darren Simpson. Zeal & Zest was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Chouette did it the hard way to win her maiden, on Sunday 07 July over 1400m at Turffontein. She led soon after the start and stayed on resolutely to win a good contest, it was a top ride from leading apprentice Denis Schwarz. Congratulations to owners: Pravin Chetty, Darren Simpson and Gary Alexander. Chouette was bred by Drakenstein Stud!