Lebeoana Scores At Flamingo

The gelding is a solid staying sort and the 1400m trip of his last run was on the short side

The Summerhill Stud bred AP Arrow gelding Lebeoana  showed that his last run was all wrong with a fluent victory for the Sportofkings Syndicate in the R100 000 Flamingo Park Handicap run over 1800m on Monday.

The gelding is a solid staying sort and the 1400m trip of his last run was on the short side.

Nicholas Patel steers Lebeoana to a decisive win (Pics - JC Photos)

Nicholas Patel steers Lebeoana to a decisive win (Pics – JC Photos)

But back to the more suitable 1800m and after Valde Velox had set a decent gallop in the non black-type feature, Lebeoana was quick to pounce and with Patel’s claim to aid the cause he won a cracker at a generous 14-1.

Lebeoano has settled in well to the local conditions after spending his early career in KZN where he was based with Garth Puller at Summerveld, from where he won twice.

He is a lot more effective in Kimberley though and apprentice Nicholas Patel rode a well judged race on Lebeoana, releasing him at the 300m and he strode away to beat the consistent race favourite Jaguar by 2,25 lengths in a time of 113,91 secs.

This was the second leg of a nicely taken double on the day for Prinsloo who also saddled Sonny Bill to win a 2200m handicap by 15 lengths earlier. He implored the authorities to put on more staying races, saying there was a serious need for them.

A son of AP Arrow, Lebeoana was bred by Summerhill Stud and is out of the Al Muufti mare Arabian Magic – who won only once at 2600m. Lebeoana is a half-brother to Lucky Houudalakis’ half decent stayer, Noble Star (Kahal).

Lebeoana is a R90 000 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale acquisition and has paid his way earning a total of R313 575 in stakes, with a bright career ahead of him in the Northern Cape.

He has now won 6 races (three on the trot shortly after arriving in Kimberley) with 7 places from 33 starts in total – 4 of his career victories have been attained from just 9 starts in Kimberley.

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