Click above to watch Thunder Key in the Diadem Stakes (Grade 2)
(Footage : Tellytrack)
DIADEM STAKES (GRADE 2) 2009
A most formidable field of big name performers, including Kapil, Villandry, Warm White Night, Gaultierand Blue Tiger to mention but a few, took their places in the starting gates. But it was the Glen Kotzen-trained 6-year-old speedster, under jockey Karis Teetan, who ignited the afterburners to win by a half length from Blue Tiger with Dance With Al trailing a further length and a quarter.
(Please watch the video above for all the race action and post-race interviews.)
Thunder Key had been knocking on the door in 2009 season with runner-up placings in the Southeatser Sprint (L), Golden Horse Casino Sprint (Gr1) and Umngeni Handicap (L).