MIKE de Kock has nominated Anjaal and Santa Carolina (headline photo) for the R600,000Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile over 1600m on the Turffontein standside track on Saturday 1 November.
Geoff Woodruff, meanwhile, has seven inmates among the 30 nominations for the Grade 2 race and they are SA Triple Crown winner Louis The King, Rake’s Chestnut, Tellina, Master Sabina, Killua Castle, Lockheed Jetstar and Sabadell.
Alec Laird has nominated four runners and they include As You Like, who was placed in all three legs of the Triple Crown races behind Louis The King. Laird’s other entries are Bouclette Top, Bezanova and Gitiano.
There are three entries each from Sean Tarry and St John Gray. Tarry’s entries are The Hangman, Tiger’s Retreat and Mercado while Gray has entered three in-form runners in Glorious Jet, Everest and Norgay.
One entry who is sure to attract a lot of interest is Emerald Cup winner Tommy Gun. It will be interesting to see whether the Corne Spies-trained runner is as effective on turf as he is on the Vaal sand.
No Worries from the Gavin van Zyl yard held off Mike Bass-trained Midnight Run to win the Joburg Spring Challenge.
The Charity Mile is unique in that each of the 16 runners will be represented by a celebrity and a charity with R550,000 to be shared between them. The charity represented by the winning horse will receive R100,000 but no charity will go home empty-handed as even those represented by the last five home each get R20,000.
Supplementary entries close at 11am this Friday after which the weights will be announced.
Declarations close at 10am on Wednesday 22 October, after which the final fields and draws will be announced.
Nominations for the R600,000 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Grade 2) over 1600m on the Turffontein standside track on Saturday 1 November.
ANJAAL (M F De Kock); AS YOU LIKE (A G Laird); ATHINA (J A Soma); BEZANOVA (A G Laird); BOUCLETTE TOP (A G Laird); BROOKS-CLUB (M G Azzie); EVEREST (S J Gray); GITIANO (A G Laird); GLORIOUS JET (S J Gray); JET BELLE (R R Sage); JET JAMBOREE (D Zaki); KILLUA CASTLE (G V Woodruff); KING OF TORTS (D C Howells); LOCKHEED JETSTAR (G V Woodruff); LOUIS THE KING (G V Woodruff); MASTER SABINA (G V Woodruff); MERCADO (S G Tarry); MIDNIGHT RUN (M W Bass); NO WORRIES (G H Van Zyl); NORGAY (S J Gray); RAKE’S CHESTNUT (G V Woodruff); SABADELL (G V Woodruff); SANTA CAROLINA (M F De Kock); SNOWDON (O A Ferraris); SOVEREIGN MINT (R R Sage); TELLINA (G V Woodruff); THE HANGMAN (S G Tarry); TIGER’S RETREAT (S G Tarry); TOMMY GUN (C Spies); WINTER STAR (J A Janse van Vuuren)