MORE Than Ready filly Ektifaa (AUS) ran out a comfortable winner of a MR76 Handicap over 1450m at Turffontein, two lengths clear under apprentice Callan Murray.
When the three-year-old won her Maiden two weeks ago, Mathew de Kock predicted that her confidence would make a difference going forward and Mike de Kock agreed on Sunday, saying: “She’s a progressive sort and she can step up from here.”
Ektifaa, on the upgrade.
He added: “We’ll see what happens to her merit rating after this win, if it’s still within reason we’ll look for another handicap for her, but she looks good enough to compete at a higher level so there is also the Starling Stakes to consider on 5 November.”
Ektifaa was bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds, NSW, and races for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai.