4Racing Press Release
Johannesburg, 1 November 2022
Final log for the 2022 Betway Summer Cup
The final log for the 2022 Betway Summer Cup has been released and should the 20 entries topping the table all be declared, the race will see 15 graded winners go head to head in Gauteng’s most celebrated race.
Scheduled to be run over 2000m at the Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday 26 November 2022, the Mike de Kock-trained Safe Passage is top of the log.
Winner of the Daily News 2000 in May this year, the four-year-old finished third behind Bingwa in the Allied Steelrode On A Mission Charity Mile last Saturday in his first run of the season.
Bingwa, meanwhile, has shot up the Betway Summer Cup log after that victory and now is second on the table, up from position 11.
Hollywoodbets Durban July heroine Sparkling Water is third after being in top spot earlier.
Red Saxon, trained by Joe Soma, has jumped from eighth to fourth position while Johan Janse van Vuuren’s Puerto Manzano is up from ninth to fifth.
Triple Tiara winner Rain in Holland has dropped three places and finds herself sixth on the log after her disappointing run in the Pinnacle Stakes over 1400m on Saturday, her first run in 182 days.
It is interesting to note that seven runners in the top 20 on the Betway Summer Cup log are carded to contest the Grade 3 Victory Moon Stakes at Turffontein this coming Saturday, 5 November.
With Perfect Witness, Zeus, Aragosta, Nebraas, Second Base, William Robertson and Sparkling Water having their final prep run before the Betway Summer Cup, it could give an indication of how these runners are shaping up ahead of the big day.
Thanks to new sponsor Betway, the stakes for Johannesburg’s flagship race has been increased to R2,5-million.
Final declarations are due by 11h00 on Monday 21 November, when the Barrier Draw will take place.
FINAL BETWAY SUMMER CUP LOG – 1/11/2022 (In order log position, horse, age and sex, merit rating, trainer):
1 Safe Passage (4G) 122 Mike de Kock
2 Bingwa (5G) 123 J A Janse van Vuuren
3 Sparkling Water (5M) 122 Mike de Kock
4 Red Saxon (4G) 116 Joe Soma
5 Puerto Manzano (ARG) (5G) 120 J A Janse van Vuuren
6 Rain In Holland (4F) 118 Sean Tarry
7 William Robertson (4G) 125 Corne Spies
8 Astri (6G) 124 J A Janse van Vuuren
9 Mk’s Pride (5H) 122 Mike de Kock
10 Aragosta (4G) 118 Mike de Kock
11 Light Of The Moon (4F) 110 B Botes / Y Vosloo
12 Nebraas (6G) 118 Sean Tarry
13 Second Base (5G) 117 J A Janse van Vuuren
14 Pink Tourmaline (5M) 108 Brett Crawford
15 Shangani (5G) 117 J A Janse van Vuuren
16 Perfect Witness (4F) 109 Candice Dawson
17 Zeus (4C) 108 Fabian Habib
18 Raiseahallelujah (5G) 99 Candice Dawson
19 Jaimala (5G) 101 Ashley Fortune
20 Imperial Ruby (6G) 107 Corne Spies
NEXT 5 IN ALPHEBETICAL ORDER
Outofthedarkness (4G) 106 J A Janse van Vuuren
Pyromaniac (4G) 108 Sean Tarry
Shango (6G) 108 Sean Tarry
Super Silvano (6G) 108 Brett Crawford
Zillzaal (7G) 116 Sean Tarry
REST OF THE ENTRIES IN MR ORDER
Majestic Mozart (7G) 115 Ashley Fortune
Sovereign Spirit (7G) 113 Ashley Fortune
Divine Odyssey (8G) 113 J A Janse van Vuuren
Pamushana’s Pride (5G) 113 Alec Laird
Marigold Hotel (4F) 110 Sean Tarry
Cornish Pomodoro (6G) 107 Sean Tarry
Black Thorn (5G) 103 Sean Tarry
Reunion (5G) 103 J A Janse van Vuuren
Willow Express (5G) 101 Sean Tarry
Ikigai (6H) 100 Sean Tarry
Litigation (4C) 99 Sean Tarry
Indlamu (5H) 99 Sean Tarry
Paisley Park (5G) 98 Sean Tarry
Platinum Sky (4G) 98 Sean Tarry
Clafoutis (4F) 95 Mike de Kock
Sudden Star (6G) 95 B Botes / Y Vosloo
Motown Magic (4G) 91 Mike de Kock
Prince Evlanoff (6G) 81 Alec Laird
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