All the info you need to know about the 2019 Sun Met runner HAT PUNTANO. This Joey Ramsden trained horse will be ridden by Donovan Dillon in this Grade 1 race at Kenilworth on Saturday 26th January 2019. Betting is available now at Hollywoodbets.
(Photo Credit: Gold Circle – jockey silks have changed since this run)
3) Hat Puntano (ARG) – 66/1
Jockey: Donovan Dillon
Trainer: Joey Ramsden
Owner: Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert) & Mr Jaime & Mrs Mariza Vilela
Colours: Half black and white body, black and white checkered sleeves, red cap
Breeder: La Biznaga S A
Sire: Hat Trick (JPN)
Dam: Stormy Pursuer (ARG) (by Bernstein (USA))
Draw: 8 (13)
Career Record: 12 runs, 4 wins, 1 places
Stakes Won: R 648,000
Runs at Kenilworth: 3
Runs at 2000m Distance: 0
1st in the 2017 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Gr 2) – 1600m
Two Grade 1 victories in Argentina as a 2yr old – both over 1600m
The chucklesome Joey Ramsden understands the daunting task at hand in this year’s SunMet but is still optimistic in a contest that has had its fair share of upsets over the years. He seemed upbeat about his runner Hat Puntano when commenting:
“His penultimate run was very good but his latest was a bit disappointing. He is a quirky fellow and I am hoping he can run into a place. Whenever I think the pace will be quick they go slow and vice versa so my opinion shouldn’t matter. His biggest danger is himself considering his nature and my best runner on the day has got to be Twist Of Fate.”
Winning Form – Magic Tips Comment:
Has plenty to find on last run, tries this trip.
- Hat Puntano was imported to South Africa from Argentina, and came here with a huge reputation after winning two of three Classics (Gr 1s) in his home country.
- He contested three Group 1 races there as a two-year-old, winning twice over 1600m in the Gran Premio Gran Criterium he trounced his field by five lengths and in the Gran Premio dos Mil Guineas at San Isidro he won by two lengths. The other Group 1 race, the Gran Premio Estrellas Juvenile, was run on the dirt and he finished sixth.
- Former trainer Mike Azzie: “The horses he beat in Argentina are not slouches and some have gone on to win Group 1s – one was Horse Of The Year in Argentina and another won the equivalent of the Queen’s Plate.”
- Only 1 of his 4 wins has come in South Africa, which was in the Gr 2 Charity Mile back in 2017.
- Hat Puntano is now trained by Cape based trainer Joey Ramsden.
- Hat Puntano has not won at Kenilworth in his 3 attempts, and has never run further than 1600m in South Africa.
View the 2019 Sun Met horse profiles here:
|1||–||Legal Eagle||8||–||Undercover Agent|
|2||–||Head Honcho||9||–||Rainbow Bridge|
|3||–||Hat Puntano||10||–||Tap O’ Noth|
|4||–||Made To Conquer||11||–||Eyes Wide Open|
|6||–||Kampala Campari||13||–||Oh Susanna|
|7||–||Do It Again|
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