MIKE de Kock runs the classy three-year-old Jet Master colt Jayyed in the Betting World 1900 at Greyville on Friday night.
Assistant trainer Nathan Kotzen was pleased with Jayyed during the week and believed that this could be “the right race for him.” He said, “He worked well under Anthony Delpech and he is fit, although he never seems to crack a draw. He has a nice turn of foot so Greyville suits him and he’s got to have a chance.”
Jayyed finished a neck second to Harry’s Son in the Gr 1 Premier’s Champion Stakes over 1600m at Greyville as a two-year-old and cracked his maiden in his penultimate start, his first outing after a successful wind operation.
Kotzen said that the colt no longer made a breathing noise when working, so the operation appears to have been successful. Jayyed ran on well from last in the KRA Guineas, having been drawn wide. He is a half-brother to Atyeb (Rock Of Gibraltar), who won the Gr 3 Caradoc Gold Cup over 2850m, so he should relish this step up in trip. He has a slightly better draw this time of ten and Delpech replaces Johnny Geroudis.
Kotzen also spoke about Lady Delago in the first race, describing her as “a tiny filly who tries her heart out.”