THREE imports won for the stable at the Clairwood meeting held on Wednesday, edging Mike de Kock’s seasonal tally of winners to 147.
Rumya (NZ), won by 3.25-lengths.
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.
Honorine, good follow-up victory.
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.
Hi mike I have been a fan from your first runner .pop em down,skating north,golden hoardnthese horses would pay in excess of 30 bucks.Throughout your career you have trained some great horses the likes of horse chestnut igugu and many more.-I always had a soft spot for Barrellen winning under Rene Bonham after a year”s rest and going oh so close in the July.I really feel that Anthony Delpech deserves a chance to ride especially since he has tweaked his riding style.He has really come a long way and the X factor for us punters I.e friends which one is delpech riding for the july.All the best for July day