SILVANO colt Cannon (headline photo) made light work of his task in a Novice Plate over 1800m at Turffontein on Saturday, putting 4.25-lengths between himself and runner-up, Flawless Gem.
Owners Larry Nestadt, Greg Blank, Mark Currie, Philip Georgas and Mike de Kock will be looking forward to the rest of the summer as Cannon takes on stronger and jockey Anthony Delpech commented: “I’ve always rated him as one of our better three-year-olds. He showed today he has a bit of ability and will be better when the pace is even harder. He’s a smart horse.”
Assistant trainer Mathew de Kock cautioned that Cannon beat a weak field and said: “He’s still young and immature and I don’t want to make any predictions, but today was a good performance and he’s a possible Dingaans prospect.”
Al Kindi, fluent victory.
Delpech was also aboard Fort Wood filly Al Kindi, who showed that she, too, is a prospect for the summer season with a fluent win in a Novice Plate for fillies and mares over 1600m.
Al Kindi has won two from six for the partnership of Mike de Kock, the Haynes family, Gary Grant and Chris Gerber and, now on the upgrade, is another to watch.