KZN-Breds Place In Dubai For De Kock

KZN-Breds Place In Dubai For De Kock

Two beautifully-bred KZN-breds have placed at Meydan on 29 and 31 January for trainer Mike De Kock, Alareef and Journeyman.

Shadwell-bred Alareef, by Stronghold, has now placed fourth from both his starts in Dubai, his last race challenging strongly to finish just a length off. Running in the Emirates Global Aluminium Billet Trophy over 1600m, Alareef finished behind One Man Band(IRE), Filfil(USA) and Lanark(IRE).

Alareef has an impeccable damline, out of mare Modraj by Machiavellian, he shares it with Champion racehorses and sires Galileo and Sea The Stars. He had won four races previously prior to his arrival in Dubai.

His dam has a 2013 colt by Just As Well.

Roski-bred Journeyman finished second at Meydan on Saturday in the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group Trophy, taking a step up in distance from 1200m to 1800m on turf.

The son of Trippi out of Rambo’s Love, Ridden by Johnny Geroudis and carrying 4kg more than the winner, finished just a length off the winner Ostaad(IRE). Journeyman is owned by Wilgebosdrift, and won his debut impressively by four lengths, and placed in the Gr2 Umkhomazi Stakes before making his way to Dubai.

His half-brother by Toreador named Roy’s Marciano will be on the track soon, whilst his Western Winter half-brother, Chilli Affair, has placed from both of his first starts for trainer Mike Azzie over 1200m. Chilli Affair sold for R1,2million at the 2013 Ready To Run sale.

The mare Rambo’s Love, by Rambo Dancer, has an outstanding Var colt at foot this season.

KZN has been associated with a number of successful horses to race in Dubai, namely Paris Perfect who placed in the Gr1 Dubai World Cup, Wolf Whistle, The Apache and Imbongi to name but a few.

Journeyman finishing second in the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group Trophy over 1800m

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