SA Derby 2016 - Field & Betting

Abashiri Triple Crown Favourite SA Derby 2016
Abashiri is 1/4 to seal the Triple Crown with a victory in The SA Derby 2016 at Turffontein.

2016 Betting & Field
Grade 1 - Turf - R2 000 000 - 2450m
Saturday 30th April - Turffontein - Race 8 - 15:10

No Dr Horse Odds Jockey Trainer Wgt MR
(11) Abashiri 1/5 F K Zechner Mike Azzie 60 117
2 (10) Samurai Blade (AUS) 17/2 S Khumalo Sean Tarry 60 108
3 (9) Rocketball 35/1 W Kennedy Gavin van Zyl 60 100
4 (6) Jubilee Line 10/1 A Marcus Mike de Kock 60 92
5 (5) Bankable Teddy 18/1 C Maujean Brian Wiid 60 89
6 (1) Milla's World 20/1 ............... Sean Tarry 60 85
7 (3) Kinaan (AUS) 33/2 A Delpech Mike de Kock 60 84
8 (7) Penteliko SCR *C Murray Mike Azzie 60 79
9 (8) Stebbins 40/1 R Fourie Weiho Marwing 60 79
10 (2) Premier Chance 66/1 Wes Marwing Weiho Marwing 60 72
11 (4) Scheme Of Things 125/1 J P v'd Merwe Mike Azzie 60 71
12 (12) Trip To Paradise 150/1 A Fortune Coenie de Beer 60 65

Betting subject to change. Last updated 30th April 2016 - 13:58.

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Winning Form's Finish Prediction


Magic Tips Finish Prediction

This is undoubtedly the most eagerly anticipated clash of the Gauteng Autumn season and the Mike Azzie yard is represented by three of the twelve entrants, with all eyes firmly on the Triple Crown seeking, brilliant gelding ABASHIRI. The son of Go Deputy's record of five wins from seven starts speaks for itself and he is already the joint favourite in the early July market. The bay is unbeaten from four starts with Zechner in the saddle and he possesses a super-impressive turn of foot but the obvious worry is how he will fare over the staying distance that he tries for the first time. 

His new stable companion PENTELIKO (SCRATCHED) has no such issues though as he recently completed back-to-back victories over twelve furlongs for his previous conditioner, the latest on his handicap debut. The chestnut gelding clearly improved after the operation at the beginning of this year and he had a bit in hand when comfortably beating subsequent winner Fortune Fella last time out. His early merit rating suggests that he has a mountain to climb at the weights but this son of Go Deputy could develop into a top class stayer and he should pose a major threat to his more fancied stable companion. (Please note Preview was done before Penteliko was scratched - Ed)

1st - 8 PENTELIKO 
2nd - 1 ABASHIRI
5th - 7 KINAAN

Winning Form