EMERALD SHOE SEASON 33 PREVIEW
RECAPS: ROUNDING OUT THE TOP 5
|1||2||Secret Pact||Dixon Racing||Janey Ziegler||1:24.712|
|2||6||Lisco Kid||Lisco Stables||Emelda Riney||1:25.172|
|3||1||Flying Sienna||flying spurs||Pamelia Roselius||1:25.274|
|4||8||Makeup Impasse||Spuraholics||Malena Abdulaziz||1:25.341|
|5||9||Saladin||Hill Top Hoods||Elaina Mccarney||1:25.542|
The Emerald Shoe is a special event for thoroughbred 5 year old horses to test their mettle over a Short range distances.
The Paths to the Emerald Shoe can be filled up to 18 runners per race, with four being held each week. The top six runners from each of the Semi Final races and the fastest 7th place runner will be invited to the Finale.
Begin your journey on the path to The Emerald Shoe!
This event will always be run at River Nile Racecourse, Africa
Sat 26 Dec 15, 13:00
1. Flying Sienna, 5yo mare from flying spurs, Career earnings: $2,249,020
Overall rating: Excellent(66) – Competitive, Jockey: Pamelia Roselius
Consistency is the name of the game for this 5yo mare. Running 17 times in her racing career, Flying Sienna only finished out of the top 5 only once. Her owner is a 12 time world cup winner and is always one to watch. Owner Chrissy is a savvy veteran who knows how to train, race, and get her horses ready for the big stage.
2. Secret Pact, 5yo mare from Dixon Racing, Career earnings: $3,061,542
Overall rating: Grand(69) – Competitive, Jockey: Janey Ziegler
Last Race: Emerald Shoe Qualifiers (1300m) at River Nile Delta on 19-Dec-15 13:30 (1:15.824)
Dixon Racing is an up and coming stable that has been making his mark of late. Winning the 5yo Aussie Long several weeks back and finishing second in a few other major cup races this season. Secret Pact comes into this race as the overall favorite and his owner/trainer Pedantic32, looks eager and prime to win his 2nd age group world cup.
3. Just Marvelous, 5yo stallion from djs stable, Career earnings: $1,338,894
Overall rating: Admirable(62) – Breakaway, Jockey: Mignon Eliassen
Last Race: Emerald Shoe Qualifiers (1450m) at River Nile Delta on 19-Dec-15 13:20 (1:26.746)
This 5yo breakaway stallion out of djs stable, finish a distance 3rd in the qualifier to Lisco Kid, and Makeup Impasse, this past weekend. Running in the money his last few starts, Just Marvelous will have to be just that in order to beat this group this coming weekend.
4. Bongo Coopers, 5yo stallion from Intrigo Racing, Career earnings: $998,500 Overall rating: Excellent(66) – Stalker, Jockey: Darwin Tewell
Last Race: Emerald Shoe Qualifiers (1450m) at River Nile Delta on 20-Dec-15 13:30 (1:28.080)
After 15 career starts, Bongo Coopers, out of the Intrigo Racing barn, has not won a race in his entire racing career. being a maiden coming into this race is a tough task to ask. The horse enter into the race with a decent OR and a stalker style that he will need for it to kick in if he want any chance of cracking the top 5. Will be one of the longshots in the field.
5. Dinoboy Grog, 5yo mare from Gray Dog Stables, Career earnings: $456,100
Overall rating: Excellent(66) – Competitive, Jockey: Diedra Bednarski
Dinoboy Grog is another horse that comes into the Emerald Shoe winless. This competitive chestnut mare with only 7 start to her career come into the race with very good stats. Owner Graydog has done a nice job of training with this mare. Its just a matter of trying to figure out how to race her, a top 5 is definitely a strong possibility.
6. Lisco Kid, 5yo stallion from Lisco Stables, Career earnings: $620,800
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Fast finisher, Jockey: Emelda Riney
Lisco Kid out of the Lisco Stables is a lightly raced horse who is sort of the unknown in the race. With only 5 starts in his career and 2 wins under his belt, this chestnut 5yo fast finisher is one to keep an eye on and can be prime for the taken. Well bred and well trained to date, owner Lisco has been in the game now for 2 years and is seeking to win his first world cup.
7. Or Hazelnuts, 5yo stallion from STYLES, Career earnings: $839,144
Overall rating: Excellent(65) – Stalker, Jockey: Reyes Bardo
Coming into the Emerald Shoe final with 5 straight wins, Or Hazelnuts will probably be facing his toughest foes to date. The chestnut stalker cruise with an easy gallop on Sundays race card but seems to be well balanced to make some noise. His owner has always been a very good competitive league racer and is still looking to capture that elusive world cup trophy, the question is will this be the one or will he have to wait for another day?
8. Makeup Impasse, 5yo mare from Spuraholics, Career earnings: $2,054,211
Overall rating: Admirable(62) – Stalker, Jockey: Malena Abdulaziz
Makeup Impasse a 5yo bay mare has been very consistent finishing in the top 5 in her last 9 starts. Spuraholics Stables got this stalker racing at the top of her game right now. The only question now is will jockey Marlena Abdulaziz be able to get her in a comfortable spot right off the pace to make a quick dash for the wire to win. If not top 5 is definitely in reach for this mare.
9. Saladin, 5yo mare from Hill Top Hoods, Career earnings: $1,634,400
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Stalker, Jockey: Elaina Mccarney
A world cup winner at the age of 2yo winning the Golden Slipper, Saladin has only ran 3 times since that victory and his third time was just last weekend in the Emerald Shoe heat. With a 15XP in sprint and 11 XP in short, this 5yo mare came in 2nd behind the favorite Secret Pact and ran a fast time of 61.40km/h. Another stalker who if he’s in great position could make this race interesting.
10. Rocky Boy, 5yo stallion from The Judda Yard, Career earnings: $922,044
Overall rating: Grand(69) Unstyled, Jockey: Pura Dungy
Stable The Judda Yard, send into the Emerald Shoe final 5yo bay stallion Rocky Boy. Rocky Boy is unstyled but come into the race with one of the highest OR amongst his competitors. Jockey Pura Dungy is in the saddle for owner Justinpeel, which these two have teamed up and won a world cup last month in the Aussie Sprint with 5yo mare Fraggle Rock.