GALILEO’S Destiny (6-1, photo) won his comeback run over 1400m at Turffontein on Tuesday night from the quality three-year-old, War Horse, promising more to come.
Robbie Fradd booted Markus and Ingrid Jooste’s five-year-old to a 0.75-length win and assistant trainer Mathew de Kock commented: “Galileo’s Destiny has had niggles, but gelding has helped and we’ll aim him now at a feature race during the Highveld Autumn. Thanks to Mr and Mrs Jooste for their patience.”
Galileo’s Destiny also counts the scalps of Castlethorpe and Perana among his wins and Mathew added: “He’s very capable. Jockey Kevin Shea thought he’d just about win the July in 2011 on Galileo’s Destiny, but they finished eight lengths off Igugu, not producing his best. Perhaps now that he’s settled down he can fulfil his promise.”
End Result. (JC Photos)
Fradd also won an earlier race for the stable on newcomer End Result (12-1), owned by Warne and Windy Rippon (of Sun Classique fame), Mike Jolly and the Gary Player Stud, who bred the four-year-old by Jet Master from Heat Of The Moment.
End Result was always galloping with something in hand, not affected by his lack of experience, and he quickened well to win this Maiden contest over 1200m going away.
Mike de Kock commented from Dubai: “He looks like a nice horse but this was only a Maiden Plate so we’ll have to see how he goes from here. Thanks to the owners for bearing things out. End Result had some problems and we sent him back to the farm for a while. He’s nicely bred, he will improve.”
Mike noted that he was happy to see Warne and Wendy Rippon back in the winner’s enclosure and added: “Gary Player, too, has taken a lot of interest in this horse. Gary is in the USA and must have many other things on his mind, but he phoned me barely five minutes after End Result had won to congratulate the stable and also spoke to Mathew in Johannesburg. Well done to Gary Player Stud!”
At Scottsville, earlier on Tuesday, Anthony Delpech rode a double for the stable, winning on three-year-old-filly Beshayer (Excellent Art: Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, 1600m) and Themis (Jet Master: Mary Slack, 1950m).