ANTHONY Delpech booted home a double for the stable at Scottsville on Tuesday, opening and closing the meeting with respective wins on Tayba (16-10) and Paradise Square (5-10). Both were impressive, picking up their first victories.
Two-year-old filly Tayba, in her debut outing for owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, was tried against the colts and she passed her test with flying colours. She missed the break, got a bump and Delpech took her out to find a clear passage. She changed gears and won by 1.75-lengths.
Assistant trainer Nathan Kotzen commented: “She will enjoy more ground and that she shows us a lot of pace in work is a promising sign. She has lots of potential and will win her fair share of races.”
The Peter family’s filly Paradise Square looked like she’d been dropped into a Maiden Plate over 1600m at the 300m mark. She ran on strongly, kicked well clear of her rivals and won full of running.
“Let’s not get carried away, this was a weak field, but she won very well. She’s not going to stop here, she’s still learning and lots of improvement to come,” said Delpech.