ENTISAAR had to play second fiddle to Silver Mountain in Saturday’s Gr2 Choice Carriers Championship for three-year-old fillies over 1400m at Kenilworth, but Mike de Kock knows exactly where he stands with Sheikh Hamdan’s filly going forward.
Speaking after the race, Mike said he was encouraged with Entisaar’s performance. “She did what she could do in getting second to Mike Bass’ filly, who looks like a runner from the top drawer, so there was no disgrace in defeat.”
Entisaar (blue silks), ran a game race in second to top-class Silver Mountain.
(Photo courtesy of Liesl King).
Mike added: “We have no excuses. Entisaar was very fit and well for the race, she jumped well to gain a good position, came forward at the right time and was run out of it on merit by Silver Mountain.”
Entisaar will remain in Cape Town to be aimed at one or more of the sprint features during the Cape Summer and Mike commented: “She is a good sprinter, she saw out the 1400m, but only just. She was extended to get there so now we know the Guineas is not an option for her. There are some good sprint pickings for three-year-old fillies and some weight-for-age contests to consider and we’ll map something out for her in due course.”