Have a close look at Tayooba’s face – is that a “determined” expression in her eye?
One would say so in consideration of her first win at the Vaal on 12 June. She came from just off them over 1000m, took over at the 250m mark and won as she liked.
“Alson (Ndizala, assistant trainer), asked me not to go to the front and it was good advice. Tayooba travelled very well and at the 400m mark I could see the other guys starting to scrub at their mounts and then Tayooba went past them easily,” said jockey S’Manga Khumalo, who rode the perfect 1000m race.
Tayooba is by VAR from Tayba by Western Winter, bred and owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum’s Al Adiyat.