THREE-year-old Electric Jet (5-1, headline photo) made an eye-catching debut in a Maiden Plate over 1450m at Turffontein’s inside track on Saturday, completing an early double on the card for Mike de Kock and Wilgerbosdrift Stud.
Electric Jet, a colt by Jet Master from Esmaltina, gave jockey Derreck David an easy ride home, streaking clear by 4.25-lengths from Gaz Man.
Diane de Kock, who worked with Electric Jet as a younger horse among her string of “babies”, commented: “Electric Jet is a late foal and he was tiny at the sales so we took our time with him. But he’s grown a lot since and he showed us good work going into his first run.”
Assistant trainer Mathew de Kock said: “Electric Jet has a beautiful action and he settles well, he looks like a smart individual and we’ll be looking to test him at a higher level soon.”
Electric Jet is raced by the partnership of Serge Seenyen, Alick Costa, Mike de Kock and Chris Gerber and he fetched R300,000 at the Emperors National Yearling Sale.
Pure Honey (4-10), broke his Maiden at the fourth attempt in a Workriders Plate over 1800m, getting up under Francis Semela.
Mathew said: “Pure Honey is a hard knocker. He’s had some excuses and this win was overdue. He bears watching for further progress.”
Pure Honey (ARG), by Not For Sale by Perfect Valley, is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum along with Mike, Chris Haynes and Gary Grant, Dr John and Mrs Amanda McVeigh, and Noeline Malherbe.