IT’s not often one can take 12-1 about a lightly-raced young horse with a come-on look from Mike de Kock’s yard, but there wasn’t a zack in the betting market for three-year-old World Domination before his impressive Maiden win over 1600m at Turffontein on Thursday.
The colt by Right Approach is a nice looker and moves well, quickened up nicely too without the burden of betting cash on his back.
Mike owns World Domination in partnership with Jessica Slack, Gary Grant and Chris Haynes. They didn’t make it to the track to see Francois Herholdt boot the Wilgerbosdrift-bred home, but will be looking forward to his next few starts. There is certainly scope here, considering that the first two past the post were a country mile clear of the third horse, a hot-pot favourite with some fair form.
For the prospect of World Domination, this one’s running in the right silks!
Herholdt was impressed that his mount had travelled so well and managed to win after a troublesome start, saying, “He’s green and will improve more. He will like it further too, perhaps 200m.”
Whether World Domination will “run free” again only time will tell. Keep an eye on his odds next time and don’t discard him if he lines up near the end of the week and is easy to back again. Since the race discussed was contested early on a Thursday afternoon, it is possible that Grant and Haynes had already sat down for their regular wee bite at the Bistro across the road from the Equine Group where they dislike being disturbed or having to engage in activities other than sampling fine cousine and cognac.
With all their recent winners and undoubtedly more to come, perhaps the Equine Boys should find themselves a ‘runner’ – someone who could lurk around the bookmakers’ cubicles with some hard-hitting cash to spread the investments on their behalf. This way, all those nice Thursday beverages can be enjoyed without the pressure of rushing to the nearest betting outlet. Or placing calls to Telebet!