The Golden Eights Cup – 24th December 2016 – River Nile Delta Racecourse

The Golden Eights Cup

All The Eights

The Golden Eights has attracted a small field of runners and with ‘all the eights’ it’s very difficult to look past eight time cup winner Patrobas. The only thing against him is the anticipated slow ground but in all honesty I can’t see anyone troubling this undisputed champion on the day.

From Outta Space and Lady Diva look like the ones to pick up the minor money.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Patrobas Manor Park Stud Janita Hoffer 1:54.497
2 2 Lady Diva Blackjack Farms Jaqueline Borgman 1:55.875
3 3 From Outta Space Ezulwini Marquis Decardo 1:56.061
4 5 Bop Sticky swindin Shaunda Simcock 1:56.338
5 4 Queen Bitch daddy coulls Jesse Carrus 1:59.204


1. Patrobas

6yo stallion from Manor Park Stud, Career earnings: $5,940,822
Overall rating: Tremendous(70) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Manor Park Stud
Lineage:By Blue Tyndareus out of Serenity 
Recent form:1,2,1,1,1

Stable comments: – “What can I say about this horse. Stands one race away from doing something no other horse has done in winning all the long age restricted cups possible. Hopefully the best is yet to come from him, Patrobas is well on the way to being one of if not the best horse this stables ever had.”

2. Lady Diva

6yo mare from Blackjack Farms, Career earnings: $3,101,140
Overall rating: Grand(66) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Blackjack Farms
Lineage:By Lord Blackjack out of Prancing Diva
Recent form:2,1,2,2,2

Stable comments: – “

3. From Outta Space

6yo mare from Ezulwini, Career earnings: $2,511,650
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Shinibana
Lineage:By Kopernikus out of Work That Jazz 
Recent form:6,1,6,3,1

Stable comments: – “Patrobas would win this with one hoof tied behind his back. The only interest is in who will finish second, and I have a chance with the only muddie in the field. It’s the only reason I have a chance, as this is not From Outta Space‘s preferred distance.”

4. Queen Bitch

6yo mare from daddy coulls, Career earnings: $815,997
Overall rating: Grand(65) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by StaldPedersen
Lineage:By Pipino Shiny out of Destroyer Glennis 
Recent form:4,1,3,1,4

Stable comments: – “

5. Bop Sticky

6yo stallion from swindin, Career earnings: $1,684,182
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by swindin
Recent form:3,1,4,3,3

Stable comments: – “Bop Sticky… struggling to find his best form lately, hoping a jockey change may liven him up, but might still find these too zippy to handle.”

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