MIKE de Kock was very happy with the second place of Silvano’s son Janoobi in Thursday night’s Gr2 Al Fahidi Fort over 1400m at Meydan.
SA bred Janoobi was only outpaced late by Jungle Cat and Mike said: “He didn’t spit out the dummy, he kept trying. I was disappointed when he finished 15 lengths off on his Dubai debut but as we noted we’ve been racing them fit and he’s come on a ton since his first start. We’ll race him over 1600m on turf next.”
Noah From Goa finished a further four lengths back in fifth and Mike said: “He ran within a pound of D’Bai, who beat him last time, so he ran more or less to form. He needs more ground now, a mile and possibly 1800m.”
Light The Lights managed another stake cheque in the Al Rashidiya over 1800m on turf, but Al Sahem faded out to last, beaten 12 lengths. Mike assessed: “When my horses are out of a race and can’t win I don’t like them getting hard ridden to finish a length two closer.
“Al Sahem needed it, he was blowing so hard afterwards he almost blew me over. Like Janoobi, he should improve several lengths on this showing.”