TWO-year-old filly Salsabeel (AUS), scored the kind of win that promises “more”, when streaking 4.75-lengths clear of her nearest rival in a Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1400m at Scottsville on Saturday, 9 April.
The filly by Elusive Quality from a Danehill mare led from pillar to post under Anthony Delpech and was never under pressure. She showed a nice turn of foot when Delpech shook her up with 350m to run and extended her lead in easy fashion, winning under hands-and-heels only.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. (freeracer.co.za).
“I was very disappointed that Salsabeel didn’t win first time because she’s been showing us a lot in work at home. She moved through to win that day but didn’t sustain her run, it was probably just inexperience at a night meeting. She won very well today,” Delpech said.
“She was a bit green and dumb first time out, ” added assistant trainer Nathan Kotzen.
Salsabeel was bred and is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum of Dubai and was raised at Graeme Koster’s Rosedene Stud Farm near Beaufort West.