MIKE de Kock has entered four horses for the R1-million Charity Mile (4 November) including a new stable inclusion in Secret Captain who was previously with Duncan Howells in KwaZulu-Natal. Sadly for the connections the grey, a half-brother to Bela-Bela, drew No 32.
De Kock has also entered Kilrain (photo below), who suffered massive interference on Saturday at Turffontein, Al Fahad and Elevated.
Mike and Adam Azzie has nominated Argentinian-bred Hat Puntano, who had great form in his home country but has yet to produce it in South Africa, and Arctica.
The Charity Mile is more than just a horse race. Celebrities will team up with 16 charities who will share in R1 million, the value of which is determined by the outcome of the race. Each horse is represented by a celebrity and a charity. The charity who draws the winning horse gets R150,000 and the joy, excitement and tears of the representatives of the winning charity are the most touching moments in horseracing annually. No charity goes home empty handed, with the last placed charity getting R20,000.
Supplementary entries close at 11am on Friday with declarations by 11am on Tuesday 24 October. The final fields will be embargoed and will be announced at an event on Wednesday 25 October at a venue and time to be announced.
Entries for the R1-million Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Grade 2) over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday 4 November.
14 HAT PUNTANO (M/A Azzie) 61.0
5 NEW PREDATOR (J J van Vuuren) 61.0
25 MATADOR MAN (S G Tarry) 60.5
12 FRENCH NAVY (S G Tarry) 58.5
27 BRAZUCA (J J van Vuuren) 58.0
34 MAC DE LAGO (W H Marwing) 56.5
4 SHE’S A GIVER (J J van Vuuren) 56.5
30 BELLA SONATA (G H Van Zyl) 56.0
31 FINCHATTON (S G Tarry) 55.0
35 HERMOSO MUNDO (W H Marwing) 54.5
18 JIFFY (E Verdonese) 54.5
15 TAHINI (S G Tarry) 54.5
22 IRISH PRIDE (J J van Vuuren) 53.5
20 ARCTICA (M/A Azzie) 53.0
33 TILBURY FORT (S G Tarry) 53.0
1 BEZANOVA (A G Laird) 52.5
6 DOOSRA (J J van Vuuren) 52.5
16 KILAUEA (J J van Vuuren) 52.5
13 CLASSIFY (D Sham) 52.0
24 GO DIRECT (G V Woodruff) 52.0
21 SAMURAI BLADE (S G Tarry) 52.0
19 FOREST FOX (P A Peter) 51.5
10 CORAL FEVER (R R Sage) 51.0
7 THE ELMO EFFECT (G M Alexander) 51.0
28 DOING IT FOR DAN (L W Goosen) 50.5
11 TOP SHOT (G M Alexander) 50.0
3 COUNT TASSILO (S G Tarry) 49.5
9 CUTTING EDGE (D S Bosch) 49.5
26 DONNY G (S G Tarry) 49.5
8 AL FAHAD (M F De Kock) 49.0
23 KILRAIN (M F De Kock) 49.0
17 ELEVATED (M F De Kock) 48.5
29 DAN THE LAD (P F Matchett) 47.5
32 SECRET CAPTAIN (M F De Kock) 47.5
2 SOCIAL ORDER (S G Tarry) 47.5