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Record afternoon for De Kock

2012-04-28 19:19
Mike de Kock (File)
Johannesburg - South Africa's champion trainer Mike de Kock enjoyed a record-breaking afternoon at Turffontein on Saturday when his stable won five of the 10 races contested and accumulated R2 418 750 in stake money.

In doing so, he sent out a warning to punters that to ignore his horses in the forthcoming Vodacom Durban July, would be at their peril.

De Kock has a record number of 20 horses nominated for Africa's premier horse race to be run at Greyville in eight weeks' time.

The total field for this prestigious event is 20 so he would most likely have more runners entered this year than any other stable.

Ilha Bela certainly drew attention to her chances in the big race when she trounced a strong field in the SA Oaks on Saturday afternoon.

Another great performance was notched by Europa Point, winning the R2m President's Champions Challenge in fine style.

Stable jockeys Anthony Delpech (Europa Point) and Anton Marcus (Ilha Bela) also enjoyed a successful afternoon winning three races each.

It is not yet known which of the 20 runners entered for the July Handicap will carry the stable confidence but it certain that, in the coming weeks, they will be seen in action and their performances are sure to affect the betting market.

The favourite so far is the Cape three-year-old Jackson.

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