ANTHONY Delpech rode a well-judged race on three-year-old colt Bellicosity to win a Maiden Plate over 1200m on the Polytrack at Greyville, Friday evening.
Delpech rushed Bellicosity (7-2) into the lead soon after the jump to set a fast pace and had most of their rivals off the bit before the bend, battling to stay in touch.
Bellicosity outpaced his opposition to win.
Since this was his first run atter an eight-month break, some would have expected Bellicosity to come back to his field in the straight, but he kept up his steady gallop and over the last 100m drew away from lone challenger and favourite, Jadek, leaving him 2.25-lengths adrift at the line.
Raised at Klawervlei Stud, Bellicosity is a son of Fort Beluga and the first foal of National Assembly-mare Lady Bequick, a Graded-placed half-sister to international performer Kapil.
Bellicosity is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum’s Al Adiyaat (South Africa). His half-sister by Trippi fetched R800,000 at the CTS Sale earlier this year.