RAISE THE BAR GOLDEN IN LISTED NKOSAZANA STAKES

Raise The Bar wins the Nkosazana StakesRaise The Bar wins the Nkosazana Stakes
(Photo : JC Photos)

RAISE THE BAR (SAF)
Goldkeeper (USA) - Moving On Up (SAF) by Jallad (USA)

The Paul Matchett-trained 4-year-old filly, Raise The Bar (SAF) (Goldkeeper (USA) - Moving On Up (SAF)), had stepped onto the Vaal sand track nine times in her career prior to Tuesday; for 3 wins and 5 places.

Sitting on the rail at the back of the pack under the experienced Marthinus Mienie, Raise The Bar had it all to do coming into the final straight. With 300m to go, Ugly Betty (ARG) (Mutakddim (USA)) surged to the fore with Raise The Bar and Sapphire Ring (SAF) (Spectrum (IRE)) in hot pursuit. With 150m to go, it was all over as Raise The Bar surged clear to win going away by 2.5 lengths from Ugly Betty and Shattered Image (SAF) (Damage Is Done (SAF)).

Our congratulations go to owner Mr John Koumides as well as to trainer Paul Matchett and his team.

This win takes Raise The Bar’s career record to 6 wins and 9 places from 21 starts, with earnings of R479,125.

NKOSAZANA STAKES (Listed)
Vaal, Sand, 1450m
27 March 2012

Win Time : 91.13

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 RAISE THE BAR 58.5 93 1 M Mienie Paul Matchett
2 2.50 UGLY BETTY (ARG) 53.0 82 10 D David Roy Magner
3 3.75 SHATTERED IMAGE 52.0 86 9 T Appie Roy Magner
4 4.25 SKINNY DIP 52.0 78 11 F Herholdt Alec Laird
5 5.75 CHECK IT 53.0 82 6 S Khumalo Sean Miller
6 6.25 SAPPHIRE RING 54.0 84 5 R Fradd Dianne Stenger
7 8.75 XILOMANTE (BRZ) 57.5 91 8 P Strydom Paul Matchett
8 9.00 PHI 52.0 69 2 * N Juglall Kumaran Naidoo
9 9.50 SILENT ANGEL 52.0 72 4 J Soll John Vos
10 12.25 MEXICAN GLORY (ARG) 52.5 87 3 R Simons Paul Matchett
11 14.75 END OF SEASON 55.0 86 7 S Chambers St John Gray
12 21.00 SHUFFLES 58.0 92 12 S Brown St John Gray
13 30.00 LEGAL ACCOUNT 53.5 83 13 D Daniels Stephen Moffatt

Late Scratchings





14 0.00 MINA SALAAM 61.5 99 15 G Lerena Roy Magner
15 0.00 SILENT WINGS 52.0 79 13 Reserve Geoff Woodruff