THERE-year-old colt Rafeef (AUS), won his second race from three starts on the same day his full-brother was sold to Sheikh Hamdan at the Inglis Easter Sale, Thursday.
Rafeef, drew away at the Vaal.
Rafeef, by Redoute’s Choice from former South African star sprinter National Colour, sliced through a MR72 Handicap field over 1200m at the Vaal that included trainer Scott Kenny’s highly regarded four-year-old Hidden Agenda and won by three lengths, going away.
Apprentice Callan Murray had handfuls of horse under him at the 300m mark and Rafeef was all over them, trying to find a way through and eventually succeeding ti put matters beyond doubt in a matter of strides.
“Rafeef is a proper racehorse,” said Mike de Kock on his return from Australia. “We”ve always believed he had the mettle. He looks like a Group contender in the making.”