The eLan Gold Cup which takes place on Sunday 30th July and carries a stake of R1.25-million over a distance of 3200m. Some of the finest horses from around the country take part in this prestigious event and the races are sure to be even more nail-biting this year.
The final field was announced on Monday and the horses taking place in the eLan Gold Cup 2017 are:
|1||Krambambuli||B Fayd’Herbe||Justin Snaith|
|2||Cool Chardonnay||K Zechner||Weiho Marwing|
|3||Mr Winsome||W Kennedy||D Kannemeyer|
|4||Trophy Wife||S Khumalo||Sean Tarry|
|5||Banner Hill||S Randolph||Glen Kotzen|
|6||Zante||G Lerena||Geoff Woodruff|
|7||Royal Badge||R Fourie||Adam Marcus|
|8||Hermoso Mundo||W Marwing||Weiho Marwing|
|9||Captain Splendid||P Strydom||Justin Snaith|
|10||Francia||G Cheyne||Justin Snaith|
|11||Fortissima||A Delpech||Joe Soma|
|12||Let It Rain||M V’Rensburg||Weiho Marwing|
|13||Royal Honour||R Simons||Paul Matchett|
|14||The Elmo Effect||C Zackey||Gary Alexander|
|15||My World||G van Niekerk||C Bass-Robinson|
|16||Kinaan (AUS)||C Murray||Mike de Kock|
|17||Serissa||Reserve 1||Sean Tarry|
|18||Cape Speed||Reserve 2||D Kannemeyer|
|19||Hyaku||Reserve 3||Sean Tarry|
1.Hermoso MundoWho will win the eLan Gold Cup?
Likely to start as favourite but could find strong competition from Krambambuli and Captain Splendid, both Justin Snaith trained horses. Captain Splendid finished a head behind Hermoso Mundo giving the Marwing runner 1.5kg.
Krambambuli won the Highland Night Cup prior to running an excellent fourth by less than half a length in the Vodacom Durban July where the 2 200m was short of his best trip. Could this be a defining race for Krambambuli?
3. Captain Splendid
Most recently won the Lonsdale Stirrup Cup, ahead of My World. A strong Justin Snaith trained contender to watch on the day, Captain Splendid has a few tricks up his sleeves when it comes to racing these distances.
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