Unrehearsed takes to stage

UNREHEARSED (AUS), by New Approach, races in the silks of Mary Slack and Michael Javett and everyone is  hoping he can follow in the footsteps of star sprinter Alboran Sea, the previous runner for this partnership.

Unrehearsed has a long way to go, though his Maiden win over 1400m at the Vaal on Thursday was most impressive. He quickened away in lightning fashion to win by 5.25-lengths and although the field was weak, the manner of victory had “more” written all over it.


Unrehearsed, nice turn of foot.

“We expected him to win sooner, but we had to geld him after he only placed in two sprints as he was becoming a handful,” commented Mike de Kock from Dubai. “As always, we’d like to see him take on runners of better quality before we can make a true assessment of where he finds himself, but this was his first run after gelding and I like the easy way he handled it, he has scope.”

Mathew de Kock reported: “Unrehearsed was naughty in the saddling enclosure and parade ring again despite the gelding, but he was quiet once Gavin Lerena got on his back and took his reins, that’s a good sign. I hope he settles down.”

Hard knocker Kingmambo’s Legacy was rewarded for a few good recent runs when he took a MR87 Handicap over 2000m for Costa Livanos, Chris Gerber and Mike de Kock, racing in the hands of Craig Zackey.


Kingmambo’s Legacy, head down in driving finish.