THE stable sent out two winners on the new Polytrack at Greyville this week – the track has enjoyed favourable reviews from jockeys and trainers.
Last Tuesday, two-year-old filly Osteria (BRZ) made a winning debut over 1000m under Anthony Delpech, racing in the silks of ‘The Vikings’ – Eric Lobben and Morten Myhre. The partnership, based near Oslo, Norway, are known for their success with dual Gr1 winning filly Here To Win (Roi Normand) in 2010.
Osteria, like Here To Win, was bought in Brazil. She’s a daughter of Redattore from a mare by Ghadeer and was raised by Fazenda Mondesir.
Delpech booted home Mootahadee for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum in a 1400m contest on Friday evening. This two-year-old colt by Redoute’s Choice won at the fourth time of asking, but loved the Polytrack and looks a progressive sort. His record so far also shows a good third place to his Dubai-bound stablemate Forries Waltz, the kind of form that will justify his addition to punters’ notebooks.