MERHEE (photo) scored his third victory from only six starts when he posted a there-length success in a MR84 Handicap over 1400m at the Vaal on Saturday.
The Australian-bred colt by Elusive Quality raced with a change of tacticts and jockey Raymond Danielson commented: “Mike de Kock told me to give him a chance today as he’d faded from the front previously. Merhee came out like he normally does and he wanted to go up handy. But once I brought him back to me he was nice and relazed.”
Merhee was given his head with 400m to run and Danielson said: “Önce I asked him to go he gave me a very good kick. He shows good work at home. I think it’s just a matter of finding ourt how to ride him. If he can quicken like that, eh can move up to anything. If he settles behind them, he will definitely go 1600m.”
Merhee is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.
Qin Wei, owned by Rupert Plersch, followed up on her 16o0m Maiden win with another success, this time over 1750m, at Scottsville on Sunday. She was handled by apprentice Bryan Claassen, who has built up a good rapport with the daughter of Western Winter.