MIKE de Kock’s newcomer Fawree (USA) made a very good debut under jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe despite worries about his behaviour at the start, finishing second to Godolphin’s Cappezano (USA), in a Maiden Plate over 1400m on dirt at Meydan last Thursday.
Fawree, finished well over 1400m.
Mazeed (USA), followed his debut third with a second place for Antonio Fresu to another Godolphin runner, Somerset House, in a 1600m Maiden at the same meeting.
Mike said: “Fawree thankfully went into the gates without trouble, our work with him paid off and he was making up good ground late, he can win next time if all goes well.
“Mazeed moved up and stayed on, he was outpaced by what I suspect was a good sort in Somerset House, they were well clear of the third horse. I have a feeling Mazeed may be better on turf.”
The stable’s other two runners Alareef and Baroot both finished unplaced in midfield and Mike said: “They were in tougher races than normal, they’ve had to step up after their success last year, but it’s more difficult now. The pair will improve, they were both 10 to 15kg over their ideal racing weights.”