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.
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.