South Africa’s Champion Season officially gets under way at Greyville next Sunday, May 7, and the stable has strong hands in all three of the feature events due to be run on the day.

Saratoga Dancer, fifth in the Vodacom Durban July last year, and Ten Gun Salute, also a runner in the July, take the next step to this year’s race in the Gr2 Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes over 1400m.

The race is obviously short of their best distances and will be up against the likes of Marinaresco and Captain America. Craig Zackey will again partner Saratoga Dancer and Keagan de Melo rides Ten Gun Salute.

Duncan has also entered Dawn Calling and Secret Captain in the July and they will run in the Gr2 Daisy Fillies Guineas and Gr2 Daisy Guineas respectively. Keagan will be aboard both.

Gingerbread Man will also take his chances in the Guineas with Craig aboard while Duncan has booked Piere Strydom for A Womans Way in the Fillies Guineas.

The final fields are:

GREYVILLE FINAL FIELDS – Sunday 7 May 2017 –

DAISY FILLIES GUINEAS (Grade 2) – R 500,000 1600m – For 3 year-old Fillies

Sc# Horse               Mass   MR       Draw   B  A  T  Jockey                    Trainer

1  EKTIFAA             60.0  103 ( 99)    7      A     C Murray                  Mike de Kock

2  FINAL JUDGEMENT     60.0  101 ( 97)    6      A     R Fourie                  Glen Kotzen

3  SAIL                60.0  101 ( 97)    2      A     S Veale                   Dennis Drier

4  GIMME SIX           60.0  100 ( 96)    8      A     A Delpech                 Justin Snaith

5  LADY OF THE HOUSE   60.0  100 ( 96)    9      A     A Marcus                  Brett Crawford

6  DAWN CALLING        60.0   95 ( 91)   10      A     K de Melo                 Duncan Howells

7  A WOMENS WAY        60.0   91 ( 87)    1      A     P Strydom                 Duncan Howells

8  AL DANZA            60.0   89 ( 85)    5      A     G Lerena                  Geoff Woodruff

9  THE HIGH LIFE       60.0   88 ( 84)   11      A     I Sturgeon                Dennis Drier

10  VISUALITY           60.0   87 ( 83)    3      A  T  S Khumalo                 Sean Tarry

11  PHILAE              60.0   80 ( 76)    4      A     G van Niekerk             Andre Nel

Couplings: (3,9) (6,7)
DAISY GUINEAS (Grade 2) -R 600,000 1600m For 3 year-olds

Sc# Horse               Mass   MR       Draw   B  A  T  Jockey                    Trainer

1  JANOOBI             60.0  103 ( 99)    1      A     P Strydom                 Mike de Kock

2  AFRICA RISING       60.0  101 ( 97)    3      A    *L Hewitson                Sean Tarry

3  HORIZON             60.0   98 ( 94)    7      A     B Fayd'Herbe              Candice Bass-Robinson

4  ZODIAC RULER        60.0   98 ( 94)    5      A     R Fourie                  Justin Snaith

5  COPPER FORCE        60.0   96 ( 92)    4      A     A Delpech                 Justin Snaith

6  MATADOR MAN         60.0   96 ( 92)   10      A     S Khumalo                 Sean Tarry

7  GUNNER              60.0   95 ( 91)   12      A     I Sturgeon                Paul Gadsby

8  GIMME THE STARS     60.0   90 ( 86)   11      A     K Zechner                 Yvette Bremner

9  GINGERBREAD MAN     60.0   90 ( 86)    8      A     C Zackey                  Duncan Howells

10  SUMMER SKY          60.0   90 ( 86)    2   B  A     G Lerena                  Dean Kannemeyer

11  SECRET CAPTAIN      60.0   84 ( 80)    9      A     K de Melo                 Duncan Howells

12  MESS                60.0   70 ( 66)    6      A     M Byleveld                Candice Dawson

Couplings: (2,6) (4,5) (9,11)
INDEPENDENT ON SATURDAY DRILL HALL STAKES (Grade 2) -R 500,000 1400m - Horses at Weight-For-Age + Penalties

Sc# Horse               Mass   MR       Draw   B  A  T  Jockey                    Trainer

1  MARINARESCO         60.0  115 (115)    6   B  A     B Fayd'Herbe              Candice Bass-Robinson

2  CAPTAIN AMERICA     59.0  116 (116)    4      A     C Orffer                  Brett Crawford

3  CHAMPAGNE HAZE      59.0  110 (110)    2      A     A Fortune                 Gary Alexander

4  NEW PREDATOR        59.0  110 (110)    3      A     G Lerena                  Johan Janse van Vuuren

5  BLACK ARTHUR        59.0  104 (104)   12      A     A Delpech                 Justin Snaith

6  SAIL SOUTH          58.0  114 (114)   11      A     R Fourie                  Brett Crawford

7  BULLETING HOME      58.0  108 (108)    9      A     S Khumalo                 Sean Tarry

8  VICTORIOUS JAY      58.0  107 (107)    1      A     M Byleveld                Vaughan Marshall

9  SARATOGA DANCER     58.0  104 (104)    5      A     C Zackey                  Duncan Howells

10  BARITONE            58.0  103 (103)    7      A  T  C Murray                  Justin Snaith

11  NO WORRIES          58.0  103 (103)   13      A  T  W Kennedy                 Gareth van Zyl

12  TEN GUN SALUTE      58.0  100 (100)   10      A  T  K de Melo                 Duncan Howells

13  BUDAPEST            58.0   99 ( 99)   16   P  A     A Forbes                  Gareth van Zyl

14  KINGVOLDT           58.0   98 ( 98)    8      A  T  K Zechner                 Yvette Bremner

Reserve Runners

15  JUST ASK ME         58.0   96 ( 96)   14      A     Reserve 1                 Gavin van Zyl

16  ROCKETBALL          58.0   95 ( 95)   15      A     Reserve 2                 Gavin van Zyl

Couplings: (2,6) (5,10) (9,12) (11,13) (15,16)

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