SA Classic 2018 - Betting and Preview

SA Classic - Horse Racing - South Africa - Turffontein

The 2018 SA Classic takes place this weekend at Turffontein. This Grade 1 over 1800m is the 2nd leg of the SA Triple Crown, and it currently looks to be a battle between Surcharge and Majestic Mambo. View the betting below, along with Magic Tips' preview of the race, courtesy of Winning Form. Get your bets on now with Hollywoodbets.

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Grade 1 - 1800m - R2 Million

Turffontein - Race 7 - Saturday 7th April - 16:35

No Dr Horse Odds Jockey Trainer
(5) Roy Had Enough (AUS) 10/1 W Kennedy Frank Robinson
2 (14) Surcharge 5/2  F P Strydom Stuart Pettigrew
3 (13) Greek Fire 14/1 B Fayd'Herbe M G Azzie/A A Azzie
4 (1) Like A Panther 11/2 C Murray Mike de Kock
5 (10) Majestic Mambo 7/2 A Delpech Paul Peter
6 (4) Noble Secret 7/1 R Simons Mike de Kock
7 (7) Royal Crusade 6/1 A Marcus Mike de Kock
8 (2) Lobo's Legend 25/1 M Yeni Joe Soma
9 (12) Alshibaa (AUS) 20/1 R Munger Mike de Kock
10 (3) Pietro Mascagni 16/1 F Herholdt Mike de Kock
11 (11) Silver God 40/1 R Danielson Sean Tarry
12 (8) Darkest Hour 50/1 C Zackey Barend Botes
13 (9) Hero's Honour 50/1 C Maujean Gary Alexander
14 (6) Throng 75/1 *L Hewitson Sean Tarry

Hollywoodbets will be paying 4 Fixed Odds Places.
Betting last updated on 5th April 2018, 16:00.
Betting is subject to change. E&OE.

Magic Tips Preview

NOBLE SECRET handled the step-up in grade well when making late progress to finish exactly one length adrift of SURCHARGE in the Guineas last month and both entrants should relish today's extra furlong. The former is well drawn at gate 4 though and he could hold the edge with his in-form regular pilot back in the irons. 

SURCHARGE has to unfortunately contend with another poor draw but the manner in which he finished his last start after racing wide, indicates that hthis distance will suit him really well.

MAJESTIC MAMBO had a shocking recent effort behind the above pairing and he will need to find his best form. Of course the Mambo In Seattle colt had three breathtaking victories over this trip prior to that and he certainly deserves another chance. Interestingly, his conditioner has resorted to the services of a top jockey. 

The KZN raider ROY HAD ENOUGH has shown smart potential and he wasn't far behind a few of these rivals in The Dingaans over a mile on this track late last spring. He's had a decent prep coming into this event and must be included. The imported colt should enjoy the extra furlong.

Magic Tips Prediction
1st - Noble Secret (6)
2nd - Surcharge (2)
3rd - Majestic Mambo (5)
4th - Roy Had Enough (1)
5th - Royal Crusade (7)

Winning Form Prediction
1st - Surcharge (2)
2nd - Noble Secret (6)
3rd - Royal Crusade (7)
4th - Majestic Mambo (5)
5th - Roy Had Enough (1)

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