JAYYED, at MR105 the highest-rated Maiden runner in South Africa before yesterday’s Vaal meeting, is now one of the highest-rated one-time winners in the land.
Talented Jayyed finally left Square One behind him at the Vaal. (JC Photos).
The son of Jet Master showed so much as a two-year-old that Mike de Kock wasted no time and took on Gr1 company with him in last season’s Premiers Champion Stakes. Jayyed almost pulled it off – he was beaten a neck by Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Harry’s Son and earned his high handicapper’s assessment.
Jayyed returned from a rest to win a Maiden Plate over 1200m on turf under Anthony Delpech and assistant trainer Mathew de Kock explained: “Jayyed had a breathing problem and he had to undergo throat surgery during his break. This was a good win over a distance too shoert and let’s hope he can fulfill his promise now. Thanks to Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum for his patience.”
Delpech said that his saddle on Jayyed had slipped sideways at the start and that he had to sit awkwardly. “He won a nice race nonetheless. We considered him our best three-year-old before his breathing problem and he’ll improve now, I’m glad he has won his Maiden, this will give him confidence.”
Earlier, Delpech booted home Chris Gerber’s Tiger Ridge filly Al Farabi to an eye-catching debut win. “She didn’t beat much but she has scope for improvement and the potential to win again,” said Mathew. Al Farabi was bred by Gerber’s Moutonshoek Stud, the staff of which were in good spirits at the National Yearling Sale on Thursday evening.
Al Farabi, has scope.