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De Kock’s Met Filly?

164th stakes winner for Exceed And Excel

The Paddock Stakes and Sun Met were mentioned by the high-riding Mike de Kock as possible engagements for Saturday’s Gr3 Yellowwood Handicap winner Queen Supreme.

That’s fighting talk from the multiple champion trainer after his 4yo daughter of Exceed And Excel had demolished her opposition at her first attempt at stakes opposition and beyond a mile.

Callan Murray steers Queen Supreme to an easy victory (Pic – JC Photos)

“She’s a proper racehorse and she certainly looks Gr1 material. She is owned by a whole bunch of good friends. Isn’t that what it’s actually all about?” chimed De Kock as he reached the summit of a memorable day at Turffontein, that started with the Boks setting the tone down at Yokohama.

Callan Murray has put the memories of a trying overseas campaign well behind him and he was a mere passenger as he booted home his fourth winner of a cracking day at the office.

The Irish-bred Queen Supreme (12-10) opened her stakes account in style off a solid formline of 3 wins from 4 starts when she cruised into the lead and won easily by 4,25 lengths in a time of 112,72 secs under her 52kgs.

Ronnie’s Candy and KZN visitor Roy’s Riviera ran into the trifecta in another race.

The 1800m contest was run slowly early and turned into a dash for home – the 400m to finish time was considerably faster than the same segment in any of the other races on the afternoon.

Bred by Thomas Hassett, Queen Supreme is a daughter of the unraced Gone West mare Call Later, who has now produced three Stakes winners including Be Ready, a son of New Approach who won the Listed Flying Scotsman Stakes.

Queen Supreme was purchased as a yearling at Goffs by Mayfair Speculators for €130 000.

Her victory rounded an excellent day for Exceed And Excel after he sired the first two in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in Australia through Exceedance and Bivouac.

Exceed And Excel has sired 164 individual Stakes winners, third only behind Galileo and Dubawi amongst active European stallions.

Queen Supreme has won 4 races with 1 place from 5 starts for stakes of R333 450.


Gr3 Yellowwood Handicap (SAf-Gr3)

Turffontein, South Africa, November 2, R200k, 1800m, turf, soft, 1.52.72

1 – QUEEN SUPREME (IRE), 52.0, ch f 4, Exceed And Excel (AUS) – Call Later (USA) by Gone West (USA). Owner Mauritzfontein (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Miss J B Slack) & Messrs M F de Kock, L M Nestadt, J R van der Linden & Mrs N P Malherbe; Breeder bred in Ireland; trainer MF de Kock; jockey C Murray
2 – Ronnie’s Candy (SAF), 59.5, ch f 4, King Of Kings (SAF) – Bennie Andthe Jets (SAF) by Jet Master (SAF)
3 – Roy’s Riviera (AUS), 58.5, b m 5, All Too Hard (AUS) – Donna Amata (AUS) by Anabaa (USA)
Margins: 4.25, 0.25, 2.25

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5 comments on “De Kock’s Met Filly?

  1. Gavin says:

    Strydoms ride on Roy Riveria should be questioned

  2. PL.NEL says:

    What a day for Micks, a flicker of past form. Could this be a Balboa return, could there be one of the RSA big three. Is the Ingleside trainer back? I mean how the heck did the spent Igugu win a Met on flat tyres. Yup o’Toole magic, magic Mike. It appears that the genie has returned with
    magic Mike potion. Go go go the Met is yours Mike

  3. hilton witz says:

    Any chance of queen supreme being supplemented into the summer cup off a 110?With barahin having his rating increased 9 pounds to a 131 most of the field will be racing under sufferance if barahin accepts ..many jockeys are going to have to cut limbs off to get down to 52kg

  4. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…Betting World were betting 9/10 the pair Do It Again and Rainbow Bridge in the head to head for the July I said to the guys on the panel get on now and punish them Do it Again will whip Rainbow Bridge,,same applies now 3/1 MDK to win the Trainers title was a absolute gift of a price 2/3 weeks ago,, I hope some of the guys listen to me,,never too late to start now albeit after Saturday thrashing you’ll be lucky to get 15/10… I’ll genuinely be surprised if the title is not wrapped up by the end of May…

  5. Shadrack says:

    I cnt wait 2c de kock horses in cape season

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