The Crystal Cup – 24th December 2016 – River Nile Delta Racecourse

The Crystal Cup

Too Close To Call

A couple of big gun visitors adds plenty of sparkle and interest into the mix as they clash in the Crystal Cup to be run over 1299m at River Nile Delta on Saturday. Favorites do have a commendable record in this race, however there are just so many factors at play and it is a given that any horse that stays well, has a chance.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 6 Viking Power New Scotland Yard Dorothea Rudat 1:17.055
2 1 Dodge And Swerve Sootie Kelly Royall 1:17.787
3 5 Lolly Badcock daddy coulls Jesse Carrus 1:17.881
4 8 Chancey Racing Stripes Lekisha Toste 1:18.000
5 2 Type Darkest Arial DR Stables Carmelita Rajk 1:18.155


1. Dodge And Swerve

6yo stallion from Sootie, Career earnings: $2,415,644
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Sootie
Lineage:By Like A Boss out of Pleasure And Pain 
Recent form:2,4,7,11,2

Stable comments: – “Exp is lacking some what going into this race as the others within the age group have grown nicely and back again facing off the high OR’d Viking Power. Anyone’s game to bring this trophy home but I’m not too sure it’ll be me.”

2. Type Darkest Arial

6yo stallion from DR Stables, Career earnings: $2,592,158
Overall rating: Admirable(56) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by DR Stables
Lineage:By Deledio Senseless out of Fuel Viva 
Recent form:13,2,1,2,3

Stable comments: – “Type Darkest Arial is racing for experience only. His rating is too low to be a threat in this race. Just hoping he doesn’t finish last.”

3. Hermione Deelites

6yo mare from Dopey Donkeys Digs, Career earnings: $1,331,800
Overall rating: Grand(67) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Dopey Donkeys Digs
Lineage:By Baron Kublai out of Libre Cylonic 
Recent form:3,4,1,8,4

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4. Nefertiti

6yo mare from Desert Wind Stables, Career earnings: $2,414,188
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Desert Wind Stables
Lineage:By Ozymandias out of Winter Eclipse
Recent form:4,9,2,2,3

Stable comments: – “Not much to say other than I am hoping for a miracle against Viking Power. Has decent short experience but her last run in Africa didn’t go so well.”

5. Lolly Badcock

6yo mare from daddy coulls, Career earnings: $381,630
Overall rating: Marvelous(78)
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Risingstar
Recent form:1,1,2,1

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6. Viking Power

6yo stallion from New Scotland Yard, Career earnings: $4,575,342
Overall rating: Tremendous(74) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by New Scotland Yard
Lineage:By Laak Attack out of Ivey League
Recent form:6,2,1,2,1

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