ANTHONY Delpech was in fine form at the weekend, booting home eight winners between Friday and Sunday, among them two for Mike de Kock’s stable.
Serruria: Promising win at Greyville.
Anthony’s very profitable to follow when he’s on song and punters would have been glad to hear in a post-race interview on Friday evening that he has recovered from the niggling knee injury he’s been nursing for a few recent months.
He commented: “A sore knee has given me uphill this season, but over the last two weeks I’ve felt much better riding, which is a relief.”
Anthony rode promising imported filly Serruria (GB) to an impressive win in a 1900m contest at Greyville on Friday, the second leg of his meeting treble, and this lightly-raced daughter of Galileo is sure to win a few more for Gaynor Rupert’s Drakenstein Stud before she retires to their broodmare paddock.
“What I like about Serruria is that she’s improved with every run,” said Mike . “She’s one to watch. I’m not sure whether she’s up to Gr1 1 standard, but we’ll be looking to win a Listed race with her. She’ll be a nice addition to Drakenstein’s growing band of quality broodmares.”
Another import Taarish (AUS), caught the eye at Turffontein on Sunday, romping home in a MR72 Handicap over 1800m. He’s a son of Encosta De Lago, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.
Taarish: Five lengths clear at Turffontein.