Johannesburg Juvenile Upsets GIII Grey S.
, $229,677, WOX, 10-7, 2yo, 1 1/16m (AWT), 1:43 4/5, ft.
1--#@RIVER SEVEN, 116, g, 2, by Johannesburg
1st Dam: Sans Souci Island (SW, $228,016), by Chester House
2nd Dam: Faux Pas (Ire), by Sadler's Wells
3rd Dam: Negligence (GB), by Roan Rocket (GB)
($80,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $60,000 2yo '12 FTFFEB). O-Tucci Stables; B-William D Graham (ON); T-Nicholas Gonzalez; J-Eurico Rosa Da Silva. $147,125. Lifetime Record: 4-1-2-1, $206,864. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 115, c, 2, Tapit
--Cute Cognac, by Hennessy. ($357,000 yrl '11 FTSAUG; $220,000 RNA 2yo '12 FTFFEB). O-Donver Stable; B-Magalen O Bryant (KY); T-Josie Carroll. $40,868.
, 115, c, 2, A.P. Indy
--Sharp Susan, by Touch Gold. ($60,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $425,000 2yo '12 OBSMAR). O-John C Oxley; B-Paul Fleming Thoroughbreds (KY); T-Mark E Casse. $22,477.
Margins: 3/4, NK, 3/4. Odds: 7.30, 3.55, 21.35.
Also Ran: Five Iron, Uncaptured, Mercenary.
Scratched: Star Contender. Click for the brisnet.com chart or the brisnet.com PPs. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
This event was viewed by most as a veritable walkover for unbeaten Uncaptured (Lion Heart), but it turned out to be a graduation celebration for River Seven, third in the June 30 Clarendon S. and second in the July 28 Vandal S. behind the heavy favorite in his first two tries. The bay went down himself at odds-on at the hooves of Tesseron when stretched out and dropped into the maiden ranks here Sept. 3, but he'd exact his revenge on that rival here as well. Stalking comfortable splits set by Five Iron (Sharp Humor) while kept off the rail, River Seven ranged up to challenge that foe at the top of the lane with the favorite and Tesseron not far behind in the three and four paths, respectively. The seam between River Seven and Tesseron closed on Uncaptured--who already appeared beaten--past the sixteenth pole, and the former kept finding more to earn his diploma and a first black-type tally. A claim of foul by Uncaptured's rider Patrick Husbands against the winner was disallowed.