maliyakhe and karl neisusMaliyakhe and Karl Neisus
(Gold Circle)

megan romeynMegan RomeynTuesday at Kenilworth saw the rise to form of Summerhill 2007 National Yearling Sales Graduate Maliyakhe, when he ran out a comfortable winner in the Avant-Guard Maiden Plate over 1200m. Following two places from two races, jockey Karl Neisus and his mount sealed the deal by powering to an impressive two length victory over runner-up, Ubizo.

Maliyakhe is a son of Muhtafal out of the Northern Guest mare, Snooty Lady, who is in turn an own sister to J&B Met winner, Angus. Maliyakhe is the full brother to undoubtedly one of the land’s most promising three-year-olds of 2008, Lostintranslation, who died tragically last year following a severe bout of Laminitis.

Snooty Lady is owned by old friends of the farm, Messers Rodney Thorpe and Roger Zeeman.