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Name :TIGER TOPS
Sire :Tiger Ridge
Dam :Sylvan Crest
Age :5
Sex :Gelding
Description :
Run :31
Win :5
Places :15
Rating:79
Owners:Miss G Burg & Mr M J T Wickens & Wilgerbosdrift (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mrs M Slack)
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 Kenilworth  -  18 June 2017
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 8 - First run back over a trip short of his best. Will need this run.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  18 January 2017
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 2 - He has had a busy few months but he is well and happy in his work. We are expecting another good and honest race.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  06 January 2017
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - Still fresh and well. Always gives of his best. This is a small but competitive field but we are expecting another honest run.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  03 December 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 9 - He handled last week’s run very well. We have taken it easy with him this week and freshened him up nicely. He will enjoy the new course with the long run in and the 2500m will not be a problem. We are hoping for another good run.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  26 November 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 7 - He is doing well. Has a decent draw here, it is his 3rd run back and I am expecting a good run from him.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  12 November 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 2 - Might still just need this run. Small field, trip to his liking and nice light weight.

 Post Race : 


 Durbanville  -  18 October 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - He did not enjoy the heavy ground last time out. Although the mile is too sharp for him, he is a horse that always gives of his best.

 Post Race :  Race 5 - He needed the run badly and was blowing hard.


 Kenilworth  -  18 June 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - He is still in top form and working very well. Let's hope he gets his head in front.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - He absolutely hated the going. He has had a tough season's racing and will now go out for a well-earned holiday.


 Kenilworth  -  28 May 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 9 - He is drawn wide but his form is ultra consistent. Hoping for luck in the running and he should be in the finish.

 Post Race :  Race 9 - Another smashing and honest run. He has done amazing things and is one of the most consistent horses around. I am very impressed with him. He tried exceptionally hard and it was a thoroughly good effort all round.


 Scottsville  -  24 April 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - Scratched

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  05 April 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - He is drawn on the outside but it is a small field and Donovan knows him well. It is not ideal racing so close to his last run but he has had an easier week between runs.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  26 March 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - This horse is Mr Consistent and will be trying all the way to the line.

 Post Race :  Race 5 - Very proud of him. A great and consistent run.


 Kenilworth  -  17 February 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 8 - He ran a great race last time and I hope it has not taken too much out of him. However, he looks magnificent and this is his ideal trip so am hoping for another big run.

 Post Race :  Race 8 - This was a top run. His jockey is convinced he would have won as he was taken out at the 400m mark just as he was beginning his run. As a result, he got going too late.


 Durbanville  -  03 February 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 7 - We have been playing around with him since his last run to keep him fresh. He is carrying a big weight and has a tricky draw of eight. I will have words with the pilot about not having him too far back. I just hope he can get him into a good position. He will have to give him a clever ride.

 Post Race :  Race 7 - I thought he was exceptionally brave. It is very tough from that draw at Durbanville. One either has to slot in at the back, rely on the pace and speed of the race and then come with a big finish or try and do what we did. Unfortunately we were caught hopelessly wide for the first 400m. It is not often one sees horses fight back and I think this is a tribute to his fitness and bravery. It showed real guts. Well done to him.


 Kenilworth  -  20 January 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - We have a jockey in the irons who I think will suit this horse. The 2000m is his game and I am expecting a big run from him.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  06 January 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - He is doing exceptionally well and I really hope he can get his head in front where it counts on Wednesday.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - When one has a good draw and does not keep one’s position and let others in front, one gets shuttled back to the rear of the field. That is subsequently what happened yesterday. It was a crying shame as he was so well and in good form. It was a waste of a run and a good draw.


 Kenilworth  -  22 December 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 7 - Bernard is back in the irons and he knows him well. His last run was not a true reflection as he raced three wide most of the way. He is working well, his coat is good and we are expecting a good run.

 Post Race :  Race 7 - He ran a great race. They went slow and he got going a bit late but it was a very good effort.


 Kenilworth  -  05 December 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 3 - He had a lengthy lay off and I think he will need this one more run before he is back in top form and we can put him over his right trip.

 Post Race :  Race 3 - He just had no luck: he could not get in as the jockey on his inside would not let him in, despite having no reason to keep him out. He did not run too badly considering and I am sure he will be right there next time. He is coming along the right way.


 Kenilworth  -  25 November 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - He is having his first run back after a nice long break and I am hoping he can finish fifth or sixth and we can go from there.

 Post Race :  Race: 5 Was not able to quicken on the old course from the back.


 Kenilworth  -  12 May 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - He is still doing extremely well, is nice and fresh and seems to be enjoying racing. This race has everything in his favour; a good draw, a good jockey and he is distance suited.

 Post Race :  Race 5 - He ran another decent race. They went exceptionally fast and he came from a long way back. He just had too much ground to make up but I was happy with his effort.


 Kenilworth  -  25 April 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 8 - He has a good draw and a nice weight. He is better at Kenilworth and should enjoy the 1800m. There is lots in his favour and we are expecting a good run.

 Post Race :  Race 8 - This was a smashing run and I was extremely pleased with him. He has had lots of racing and is now time for a holiday.


 Durbanville  -  01 April 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 2 - He has had plenty of racing recently but he seems to be holding up well. His form at Durbanville is good. It is a small field and I feel we should definitely be taking our chances here.

 Post Race :  Race 2 - Unfortunately they went slow in the beginning and kicked away in the straight, leaving him with too much to do in the straight. The course was running quick and it is difficult to make up the ground. He has had plenty of racing recently but I still feel this was a decent effort and things just did not go his way.


 Kenilworth  -  22 March 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 8 - He has been consistent and has a reasonably ok draw here. Hopefully they go a good pace and he can sit about mid field and kick on strongly in the straight. I am hoping for a good effort from him.

 Post Race :  Race 8 - He ran a very good race. He ran into a bit of trouble up the straight when he was squeezed a bit tight on the outside fence for a number of strides. Brandon says this definitely cost him 2nd place. I was more than happy with the run and he won’t be long before winning.


 Durbanville  -  28 February 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - Hopefully we have a good strong pace as this is what he needs. It is a small field, so let's hope he has luck in the running and a clear run to the line.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - He ran a really good race. The ground was very hard and I think once the sting is out of the ground, he will be a different horse.


 Kenilworth  -  11 February 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 7 - It would be nice to see him coming down the handicap. However, he is back over what is probably just about his best trip and I see no reason not to get a big run from him. I think he will be competitive.

 Post Race :  Race 7 - They went extremely slowly and with him sitting at the back of the field, it was always going to be tough for him. Anyway, he ran on really nicely to snatch fourth place and put in a good effort. He is the type of horse which needs a good, hard-run race to get the best out of him.


 Kenilworth  -  21 January 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 4 - Being by Tiger Ridge, there is a question mark over what type of trip he gets. However, he is well and must have a chance here.

 Post Race :  Race 4 - Bernard gave him a lovely ride but he just did not see out the 2500m. I will bring him back in trip.


 Kenilworth  -  10 December 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - I have slapped some blinkers back on him and it is great to have Bernard back on board. He is drawn 2 and hopefully we can sit a length or two closer and be in the shake up with the long run in.

 Post Race :  Race 5 - He ran another good race. He travelled much better and is probably looking for a bit further on the firm ground. The soft ground over the mile and a half trips might just have caught him out and now the ground is firmer, I think the longer trip is what he is looking for.


 Kenilworth  -  26 November 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - He is drawn wide over the 2000m. Hopefully he can get him in without dropping too far back so he will not have to make his run coming from miles off them. If he has some luck getting in, he will be competitive here.

 Post Race :  Race 5 - He wants the long run in. He is a horse which likes coming from off them and runs all the way to the line. The howling tail wind also did not help.


 Durbanville  -  18 October 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  He is in magnificent form and just has to maintain it. His draw is okay and Greg knows him well. I am looking forward to the run.

 Post Race :  He ran a smashing race. I think he might have been a little too far back, leaving him with too much to do. However, he ran really well and I think has earned a short break after being so busy.


 Durbanville  -  17 September 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  He has to have a huge winning chance here. He pulled up well from his last run, Weichong is riding him and I am confident he has a good chance.

 Post Race :  He ran a smasher and put in a great effort. He did well to finish 2nd against quite a decent opponent. He is now going to have a few weeks well-earned holiday.


 Kenilworth  -  06 September 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  I am looking forward to running him over the mile and a half. I think this is what he has been looking for – I certainly hope this is what he has been looking for. He looks to be turning into a decent stayer.

 Post Race :  He ran an absolute smasher and I still think he will be better on firm ground. Unfortunately he got some interference where it mattered most and that is probably what cost him the race. He still ran a great race and I was proud of the way he battled all the way to the line.


 Kenilworth  -  20 August 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  He pulled up exceptionally well from his last run. He looks to be a lively runner yet again as I don’t think he was penalised too badly last time. Greg Cheyne will now be riding him.

 Post Race :  RACING ABANDONED


 Durbanville  -  01 March 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  He has a good draw and a decent jockey and should like the extra 200m. He is definitely better than his last run so let’s hope things go his way.

 Post Race :  He ran a great race, running on nicely the whole way. I was extremely happy with his effort.


 Kenilworth  -  05 February 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  It is his first run in the handicaps so one never quite knows where one is. I know he is by Tiger Ridge but I would have liked to run him over a bit further. However, he has a good draw and this race will give us a fair indication of where we stand.

 Post Race :  Although he finished 8 lengths off them, it is not as bad as it looks. He needs further and they ran him off his feet for the first part of the race. They went quickly and he was unable to go with them but once he got into the race, he was finishing nicely. He will be better over further.


 Kenilworth  -  18 January 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Having given him a bit of a break to freshen him up and get him back to where he was when we began, I am very happy with the way he is moving, looking and working. I am expecting him to finish in the first three or four and fairly close to the winner.

 Post Race :  This was a very good win after his break. The gelding has definitely benefited him and I also think he likes the long run in at the Kenilworth course. I am extremely pleased that he has finally shown us something of what he shows at home.


 Durbanville  -  09 October 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  He has a nice draw and I hope he can show us what he is capable of.

 Post Race :  As with Western Wonder, was also very quiet and ran below expected. Will check him out.


 Durbanville  -  23 September 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   : 

 Post Race :  An interesting ride from our pilot and he didn’t seem to have much fortune in the race. I would totally ignore this run; nothing went his way.


 Durbanville  -  21 September 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  He is working well and after his good debut, I am expecting plenty of improvement. He obviously has the tricky draw of 8 to overcome but his work has been solid at home. He will just need some luck.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  30 July 2013
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  He has been on the baby grass at Milnerton and has put up some good work. He has also never seen the Kenilworth track. Unfortunately he is drawn on the wrong side of the course and will need this one run to gain experience. However, I am expecting him to run just out the money.

 Post Race :  He ran a cracker and I was extremely pleased. I thought this was a great run as they weren’t coming up the outside and he can only improve.




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