RAISE THE BAR (SAF)
Goldkeeper (USA) - Moving On Up (SAF) by Jallad (USA)
A hotly contested Listed Queen Of The Sand over 1600m on the Vaal sand track Tuesday produced an exciting finish with the Roy Magner-trained daughter of Darley stallion Medaglia D’Oro, Mina Salaam, winning by 3/4 lengths from a running-on Paul Matchett-trained Raise The Bar (Goldkeeper - Moving On Up).
Backworth-bred Raise The Bar’s vanquisher, Mina Salaam, has an impressive race record which includes wins in the first two legs of the Zimbabwean Triple Crown as a three-year-old. She is out of the champion South African mare, Circle of Life, and is a half sister to Grade 1 winners African Lion and Zebra Crossing.
Raise The Bar’s career record stands at 6 wins and 10 places from 22 starts.
QUEEN OF THE SAND (Listed)
|1||0.00||MINA SALAAM||60.0||99||1||G Lerena||Roy Magnier|
|2||0.75||RAISE THE BAR||60.0||97||5||M Mienie||Paul Matchett|
|3||1.75||FORMATION||52.5||78||7||JP v’d Merwe||St John Grey|
|4||3.00||SHATTERED IMAGE||52.5||86||12||D David||Roy Magnier|
|5||4.50||FOLLOW THE PIPER||60.0||104||9||P Strydom||Sean Tarry|
|6||4.75||FULL MOON RISING||55.5||86||2||* N Juglall||Mike Azzie|
|7||6.00||RUNNING RIVULET||52.5||83||11||T Appie||Paul Peter|
|8||7.25||KEEN SMARTLY||55.0||91||4||D Yeo||Neville Fisher|
|9||15.00||SKINNY DIP||52.5||78||10||F Herholdt||Alec Laird|
|10||18.00||GREYLAAMI||55.5||94||6||S Brown||Janine Pienaar|
|11||21.00||ZILOMANTE (BRZ)||57.5||90||8||S Chambers||Paul Matchett|
|12||34.00||SHUFFLES||57.5||91||3||S Khumalo||St John Grey|
|13||0.00||CHECK IT||52.5||81||2||Res||Sean Miller|