A strong entry of 43 runners will be looking for a place in the field for the Grade 2 Victory Moon Stakes (Powered by Avis Vice) to be run over 1800m at Turffontein on Friday 16 November.
The race also coincides with the annual Avis Coach Charter International Jockeys’ Challenge which will take place the same evening.
This race could the last chance some runners will have to qualify for the Grade 1 Sansui Summer Cup to be run on 1 December. Among that group are Mujaarib and Meissa, both of whom have been priced up among the favourites for the R2-million race.
Ilha Bela, Victory Moon hopeful.
Mujaarib hails from the stable of champion trainer Mike de Kock, who has nominated 13 runners. Others include Silver Flyer, Ilsanpietro, Irish Flame, Vettel, Ilha Bela, Perana, Silent Partner and Berry Blaze.
Meissa, who was beaten a neck by Mujaarib, hails from the yard of Gary Alexander and desperately needs the merit rating points to get him into the Summer Cup. The good news for the connections is that if he should get in to the Victory Moon Stakes, Meissa will jump from barrier No 1.
Sean Tarry has entered six runners, including Baracah, who has won both of his starts since having been gelded. He has raced over shorter but the manner in which he ran on last Saturday from way off the pace to beat Brooks-Club, indicates this 1800m on the standside track should be ideal.
Also looking for a Summer Cup place is Straw Market, trained by Ormond Ferraris. The Windrush gelding finished just one length behind Mujaarib and will also be better over this course and distance.
Declarations for the Victory Moon must be in by 11:00 on Thursday 8 November.
Nominations for the R300,000 Grade 2 Victory Moon Stakes (Powered by Avis
Mice) to be run over 1800m at Turffontein on Friday 16 November.
4 SEAL (G H Van Zyl) 62.0
20 CHESALON (M G Azzie) 61.0
24 SMANJEMANJE (T Zackey) 61.0
11 SILVER FLYER (M F De Kock) 58.0
22 GOLDEN CREST (G V Woodruff) 57.0
39 ILSANPIETRO (M F De Kock) 57.0
3 IRISH FLAME (M F De Kock) 57.0
10 SOUL MASTER (G V Woodruff) 57.0
33 VETTEL (M F De Kock) 57.0
2 MEADOW MAGIC (M F De Kock) 55.0
13 BROOKS-CLUB (M G Azzie) 54.0
7 HOUSE OF WAX (G V Woodruff) 54.0
36 KNOCK ON WOOD (O A Ferraris) 54.0
25 SHOGUNNAR (G H Van Zyl) 54.0
32 ZAMBUCCA (S Mohideen) 54.0
30 HAWKER HUNTER (O A Ferraris) 51.5
5 ILHA BELA (M F De Kock) 51.5
41 APPROACHABLE (G V Woodruff) 51.0
31 ASTRO NEWS (B O Wiid) 51.0
34 BARACAH (S G Tarry) 51.0
35 BUY AND SELL (S G Tarry) 51.0
29 DIRECTORATE (K Naidoo) 51.0
43 GLORIOUS JET (S J Gray) 51.0
15 HALVE THE DEFICIT (S G Tarry) 51.0
14 HAWK’S EYE (M F De Kock) 51.0
28 MAIN DANE (M F De Kock) 51.0
17 MASTER ENTERTAINER (R R Magner) 51.0
1 MEISSA (G M Alexander) 51.0
8 MILLENNIUM WIND (C E Erasmus) 51.0
12 MUJAARIB (M F De Kock) 51.0
37 PERANA (M F De Kock) 51.0
18 PESSOA (A G Laird) 51.0
21 REGAL RANSOM (S G Tarry) 51.0
16 ROMAN WALL (S G Tarry) 51.0
9 SELBORNE SUPREMACY (S G Tarry) 51.0
6 SILENT PARTNER (M F De Kock) 51.0
26 SPITFIRE RUN (D Little) 51.0
40 STRAW MARKET (O A Ferraris) 51.0
19 WAGNER (J A Soma) 51.0
27 YER-MAAN (S J Gray) 51.0
38 ATLANTIC OAK (M F De Kock) 50.0
23 BERRY BLAZE (M F De Kock) 50.0
42 ENCHANTED KINGDOM (P A Peter) 50.0