The Jewel of the Mile Cup – 25th June 2016 – River Nile Delta Racecourse


The Jewel of the Mile Cup

“Sparkling like a Red Ruby”

The beautiful red ruby is up for grabs once again to see which 4yo medium runner will emerge victorious?

We have a star studded field ready to do battle for the season end trophy over 1609m @River Nile Delta Racecourse. There are several horses who have a great chance at winning the trophy. Ajax, Secret Pharaoh, Shadow Warrior, Herculaneum and Idea Cafe Stink are the class of the field. With a dead track this weekend anyone of these horse have a real shot, it will all come down to sheer speed, timing, and will power, to get across the line first and for the winner to be draped in red ruby’s .

Good Luck to all the stables!



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Ajax captaincrusoe Jeannetta Brockus 1:36.442
2 2 Secret Pharaoh Dixon Racing Emmie Assad 1:36.738
3 9 Idea Cafe Stink ghanainternational Alexandra Sembrat 1:36.866
4 6 Herculaneum Barcarolle Jaqueline Borgman 1:37.141
5 4 Shadow Warrior RCS Locos Dominick Oya 1:37.327


1. Ajax

4yo stallion from captaincrusoe, Career earnings: $1,693,322
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Fast finisher

Stable comments: – “The less said about my horse the better – he just can’t put two good races together. Shadow Warrior showed us a clean pair of heels in the heats, and I expect the same in the final. Secret Pharaoh, Herculaneum and Idea Cafe Stink are the main dangers to Shadow Warrior. The jockey will keep a diary of the race and hopefully not be disqualified for holding up the next race. 

2. Secret Pharaoh

4yo stallion from Dixon Racing, Career earnings: $1,382,711
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Fast finisher

Stable comments: – “Secret Pharaoh is a solid miler but not sure he can step up in the Jewel, he will be in better shape for the final so I’m hoping to finish in the top 5 for the minor money.
Shadow Warrior showed a lot of speed in the heats – if he can repeat that run, I can’t see anyone beating him – his biggest challengers look to be Herculaneum and Ajax.”

3. Nealan

4yo stallion from Speed Breed, Career earnings: $692,830
Overall rating: Admirable(55) – Fast finisher

Stable comments: – “Nealan hasn’t had a lot of success but is hoping to finish in the top 3, if the track condition is “good”. Nealan is the eldest foal from Canus Sharif and has big (horse) shoes to fill. If track conditions are “dead” or worse Nealan will be lucky to finish in the top 5. In his last race, he came up short and we’re hoping the jockey and horse have a better partnership for the cup final.”

4. Shadow Warrior

4yo stallion from RCS Locos, Career earnings: $1,642,600
Overall rating: Admirable(55) – Fast finisher

Stable comments: – “Shadow Warrior is in great form and he really showed in his heat what he can do. I never like being favourite but I have to admit if he produces another run like the heat he will be very hard to beat. Secret Pharaoh is the one I think could cause us the most problems. I’ll keep doing my sun dance, those muddies are scary….”

5. Never Nothing

4yo mare from Pugstable, Career earnings: $1,712,980
Overall rating: Reasonable(53) – Competitive

Stable comments: – “Never Nothing is lightly raced and will have 5 hours short sprints to get a bit more speed in her legs before the race. She is a breeding mare and I have kept her in these races as she is a competitive girl and quite capable on her day. I am hoping to be a lot closer to the leaders as she has a lot of stamina and likes a dog fight finish. If she can be within 15m of the leaders she should run home in good time. I rate her a good each way chance capable of a big finish if close enough, and the leaders don’t get to far in front. It is a strong field with a lot of quick horses. She will need to run the fastest last furlong to win. I am sure that she is not the fastest horse in the race but I am hoping she can mix it up with the best. I rate her rough chance. I will be putting a couple of grand each way on her and 20-1 would be a nice price but we can only wait see and hope the race pans out just right for her.”

6. Herculaneum

4yo stallion from Barcarolle, Career earnings: $840,000
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “The Jewel Final looks to be very strong and competitive event this year. Looks like a dead track for the big race which should even out the chances. The heats showed that Shadow Warrior will be a hard nut to crack as it showed high speed to control that race, with the majority of the field being Fast Finishers I think my best option is to instruct Herculaneum to come out hard from the gate with Shadow Warrior and to be in the lead and then stack em up for a big finale. I expect the horses to beat Secret Pharaoh and Ajax flying home late should be a top race good luck to all entries.

7. From Outta Space

4yo mare from Ezulwini, Career earnings: $2,044,450
Overall rating: Reasonable(53) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “I’m not rating my chances too highly on this one, unless somehow the bit of rain expected this week pushes the track over to slow. I expect that the fast finishers will be the horses to watch if it stays dead.

8. Hard Work

4yo stallion from YellonkY, Career earnings: $1,394,189
Overall rating: Acceptable(40) – Stalker

Stable comments: – “I’m not really happy that I’ve decided to put this horse into final. It’s probable that I’ll withdraw him. If not – well it’s nicely experienced stalker”

9. Idea Cafe Stink

4yo mare from ghanainternational, Career earnings: $1,135,750
Overall rating: Admirable(58) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Idea Cafe Stink ran a sound qualifier and goes into the race hoping to claim her second world title. Shadow Warrior was the fastest qualifier by a country mile and has sound claims, however, I think the wetter forecast may suit the muddies, well I am hoping it does. Herculaneum, Secret Pharaoh, From Outta Space, Ajax and Sparrow Fart are the main threats, however, I am hoping Idea Cafe Stink comes good for her second world title win.”

10. Trailer Trash

4yo mare from Three Legged Mule, Career earnings: $842,320
Overall rating: Acceptable(42) – Stalker

Stable comments: – “Wellllll considering I qualified by fluke alone, I’m running strictly for the experience, lol. If by some miracle I manage to place….”

11. Sparrow Fart

4yo mare from Sardean Lodge, Career earnings: $1,230,610
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Needs space

Stable comments: – “WOW….. that is the only word that can describe the dominance of Shadow Warrior in it’s heat and would have done the same in ours. Sparrow has been a consistent top 5 place earner in this grade and I am pretty much just hoping for the same.”

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