Head Honcho - Sun Met 2019 - Horse Profile

Head Honcho - Ridden by Keagan de Melo - Trained by Andre Nel - Horse Racing - Scottsville

All the info you need to know about the 2019 Sun Met runner HEAD HONCHO. This Andre Nel trained gelding will be ridden by Keagan De Melo in this Grade 1 race at Kenilworth on Saturday 26th January 2019. Betting is available now at Hollywoodbets

(Photo Credit: Gold Circle/Candiese Marnewick)


Head Honcho - Silks - Mrs S Plattner - Grass green, indigo horseshoe, gold trim, indigo collar, sleeves and cap, grass green cuffs and peak


2) Head Honcho - 12/1

Jockey: Keagan De Melo
Trainer: Andre Nel
Owner: Mrs S Plattner
Colours: Grass green, indigo horseshoe, gold trim, indigo collar, sleeves and cap, grass green cuffs and peak

Breeder: La Plaisance Stud
Sire: Querari (GER)
Dam: School Captain by Captain Al

Age: 5
Colour: Bay
Sex: Gelding
MR: 114

Weight: 60
Draw: 10 (13)

Career Record: 17 runs, 8 wins, 5 places
Stakes Won: R 1,049,125

Runs at Kenilworth: 5 (3 wins, 1 place)
Runs at 2000m Distance: 4 (2 wins, 1 places)

Notable Runs:
1st in the 2018 WSB Premier Trophy (Gr 2) - 1800m
1st in the 2018 Betting World 2200 (Gr 3) - 2200m
4th in the 2018 Cup Trial (Gr 3) - 1800m
1st in the 2018 Sledgehammer (Listed) - 1800m

Trainer Comments:
Andre Nel: Head Honcho is very, very, well and as fit as he can be. Ignore him at your peril.

Jockey Comments:
Coming soon…

Winning Form - Magic Tips Comment:
The five-year old HEAD HONCHO was a revelation last year and he smashed some decent rivals that included dual subsequent Grade 1 winner EYES WIDE OPEN (boasts a Derby success over the top selection), July runner-up MADE TO CONQUER and last season's Guineas winner TAP O' NOTH over nine furlongs in a Grade 2 event last month. He rises further in class today but is undoubtedly progressive and this race could be run to suit him.

Verdict: Had rapid rise to fame last year, can follow DO IT AGAIN home.

Hollywoodbets Comments:
  • Head Honcho enters this race on the back of 6 victories in his last 7 races.
  • This will be Head Honcho's first crack at a Grade 1 race. He has one Grade 2 win, and two Grade 3 wins.