Raise The Bar wins thrilling Woodland Sprint

Raise The Bar HorseRaise The Bar
(Photo : JC Photos)

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

The Paul Matchett-trained 5-year-old mare, Raise The Bar (Goldkeeper - Moving On Up), scored a thrilling victory in the Woodland Sprint on sand at the Vaal Thursday. She got up in the dying strides to win on the line from Summer Speedsters winner, Solarium (Var - Red Remedy); going one better in this R125,000 event than a year ago, where she finished a closing second to eventual Banyana Handicap (Listed) winner, Sapphire Ring (Spectrum - Star Sapphire).

Now approaching the twilight of her career, Raise The Bar has been a super performer for her R230,000 purchase price from the 2009 KZN Yearling Sale. Her career record now stands at 8 wins and 14 places from 32 starts, with earnings in excess of R800,000.

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

WOODLAND SPRINT (Non-Black Type)
Vaal, Sand, 1200m
28 February 2013

Win Time : 71.94

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 RAISE THE BAR 63.5 101 1 R Simons Paul Matchett
2 0.05 SOLARIUM 61.5 97 6 R Fradd Mike Azzie
3 1.00 TALLY BLUE (USA) 54.0 82 5 K Zechner Mike Azzie
4 1.10 TATTERS 54.0 82 4 D David Roy Magner
5 2.50 CLUB CAPTAIN 52.0 77 10 * C Thabana Leon Erasmus
6 3.00 IKATI 52.0 76 2 M Van Rensburg Kumaran Naidoo
7 4.00 SMART GIRL 56.5 87 8 S Chambers Roy Magner
8 6.75 TILBURY 53.5 81 12 D Lembethe Sean Tarry
9 10.50 HOTEL ROYALE 53.0 80 7 ** S Brown (+1.0) Leon Erasmus
10 11.75 KEEN SMARTLY 56.5 87 3 F Naude Corne Spies
11 17.00 VARIETY SHOW 52.0 76 11 C Maujean Sean Tarry
12 19.00 EAGLE HIGH 52.5 85 9 E Pheiffer Tyrone Zackey


Late Scratching




13 0.00 SLIGHTLY BLONDE 52.0 78 n/a n/a Roy Magner