Mercury Sprint 2017: Final Field Betting

The Champions Season continues in KZN with the running of the 2017 Mercury Sprint.

Greyville will continue to treat horse racing punters to some great action as the course plays host to yet another Grade 1 event in the form of the 2017 Mercury Sprint. The Tarry yard's TRIP TO HEAVEN (33/10) and BULL VALLEY (4/1) currently lead the betting with Coenie de Beer's TALKTOTHESTARS closely behind.

Mercury Sprint

Grade 1 - 1200m - R800 000
Greyville - Saturday 15 July 2017- 15:30

No Dr Horse Odds* Jockey Trainer
1 (7) Trip To Heaven 28/10 F S Khumalo Sean Tarry
2 (2) Bull Valley 4/1 K Zechner Sean Tarry
3 (13) Talktothestars 7/1 B Fayd'Herbe Coenie de Beer
4 (12) Brutal Force 25/2 A Marcus Joey Ramsden
5 (14) Search Party 7/1 C Orffer Brett Crawford
6 (4) London Call 25/2 K de Melo Mark Dixon
7 (15) Champagne Haze 14/1 *L Hewitson Gary Alexander
8 (6) New Predator (AUS) 10/1 G Lerena J Janse van Vuuren
9 (11) Kangaroo Jack 10/1 C Zackey Gary Alexander
10 (8) Victorious Jay 25/1 M Byleveld Vaughan Marshall
11 (9) Gulf Storm 25/1 S Veale Brett Crawford
12 (3) Sergeant Hardy 16/1 R Fourie Justin Snaith
13 (10) Attenborough 14/1 S Randolph Joey Ramsden
14 (5) Rivarine 16/1 A Delpech Mike Azzie
15 (1) Captain's Causeway RR Reserve 1 Sean Tarry

Betting correct as of: Friday 14 July 10:03.
Betting is subject to change. E&OE.

eMeM's Comments For The Mecury Sprint

KANGAROO JACK returns to his happy hunting ground and could have a major say at the highest level today. The Gauteng visitor has a great turn of foot and is fondly remembered for his thrashing of a Grade 2 field over this c & d last season. The Querari gelding had a soft prep outing in his comeback attempt and could prove more effective than his stablemate CHAMPAGNE HAZE who produced a forward display in that last five furlong effort. The latter has drawn badly and could have his work cut-out for him to confirm that last run. The brilliant TRIP TO HEAVEN once again settled for 2nd in the Gold Challenge over a mile recently but he ran on strongly after being his customary slow starting self. Of course that formline was heavily boosted when the 3rd placed entrant Bela-bela captured a Grade 1 on 'July Day'. This versatile Trippi gelding fared badly in this contest a year ago but has been in excellent form since and must be respected. NEW PREDATOR has loads of talent and reverting to sprints, coupled with blinkers makes him a lively candidate here. The pick of the three-year olds are RIVARINE and SERGEANT HARDY, with a slight preference for the former who is the yard's only runner today.

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