THREE imports won for the stable at the Clairwood meeting held on Wednesday, edging Mike de Kock’s seasonal tally of winners to 147.
The grey New Zealand-bred Rumya was backed into 7-10 and skated home under Anton Marcus for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. She’s a hard-galloping filly by Red Ransom from a Fuji Kiseki mare with lots of scope and the manner in which she won suggests more to come.
Sheikh Hamdan’s two-year-old colt Mujaarib (Aus), by Nadeem (headline photo, blue silks) was also backed in to start favourite. He had to work for victory under Kevin Shea but also has the scope to go on from here.
Mary Slack’s Wilgerbosdrift Stud owns smart filly Honorine, who won on debut against colts recently and made it a quick double, following up in a Fillies And Mares Merit Rated 78 Handicap, winning in the hands of apprentice Bryan Claassen.