CAPE TOWN’s Table Mountain is said to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World and while nothing is ever a foregone conclusion, the planet’s Eighth Wonder may be revealed in Saturday’s Gr1 Avontuur Estate Fillies Guineas at Kenilworth.
The beautiful photograph below is of Sheikh Hamdan’s three-year-old Majmu striding along at Kenilworth to the backdrop of The Mountain on Thursday morning, 4 December. It was snapped by Mathew de Kock some 48 hours ahead of the awe-inspiring grey filly’s first appearance in a Gr1 classic and appropriately delivered to us in classic black-and-white format.
Mike and Diane de Kock were also trackside to oversee Majmu’s breeze-up after her arrival from Johannesburg with travelling partners Ataab (Guineas) and Alboran Sea (Southern Cross Stakes).
Mike commented: “I am happy to report that all three fillies arrived here in fine shape, they took the trip well and we’re looking forward to the race day. I am particularly chuffed with Alboran Sea, she looks a picture.”
The De Kock family will be visiting Drakenstein Stud before lunch at the race sponsor’s farm in Somerset-West on Thursday afternoon.
Majmu, with the morning sun warming her hindquarters, is her usual curious self as she takes in the scenery at Kenilworth. Walking her in the paddock is work rider Chamu Mabaya (left) and groom Isaac Ranotsi.
Ataab, who will line up with Majmu in the Fillies Guineas.
Alboran Sea with her groom, Bruce Makhubalo.