A good day all round

MARY and Jessica Slack pose for a photo with Randjesfontein assistant trainer Vengi Masawi, a long-time employee at Mike de Kock’s stable.

Mary enjoyed a super day at Turffontein with Orchid Island winning a Pinnacle Stakes for the stable and Monk’s Hood, trained by Alistair Gordon, winning the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas.

Mike said about Orchid Island: “She was weighted to win, this was a good performance in blinkers and we’ve always thought she was capable of better.”

He congratulated Mary and Alistair, saying: “Monk’s Hood was super impressive. I had some nice horses in the race who were well beaten, though they were looking for more ground.”