TWO promising South African-bred three-year-olds have joined Mike de Kock, transferred from other stables after ownership changes.
A 50% share of Patriotic Rebel , a two-time winner from nine starts formerly trained by Vaughan Marshall, has been purchased by Larry Nestadt (see profile elsewhere),while Gavin Almanza will retain the other 50%.
Patriotic Rebel, by Stronghold, finished fourth to Cape Town Noir in the recent Gr1 Cape Derby.
Just ahead of him in third was the former Piet Steyn-trained Sanshaawes, by Ashaawes, a one-time winner from 12 starts, purchased by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.
Mike said: “I’ve had my eye on the pair for a while, especially on Sanshaawes. Thanks to my patrons for putting their money down and welcome to Gavin Almanza, who has his first interest in the stable.
The deals were negotiated by Jehan Malherbe’s Form Bloodstock.