tales of bravery winning the matchem stakes grade 3 durbanville racecourse
tales of bravery winning the matchem stakes grade 3 durbanville racecourse

Click above to watch Tales Of Bravery winning the Matchem Stakes (Grade 3)

(Photo : Gold Circle - Footage : Tellytrack)

TALES OF BRAVERY

(BY KAHAL)

TALES OF BRAVERY (Kahal (GB) - Emperor’s Warning by Caesour (USA))

4 Year Old Bay Gelding

Owner : Roy Eckstein

Trainer : Vaughan Marshall

Jockey : MJ Byleveld

Breeder : Victory Moon Breeding Syndicate (Pty) Ltd

Win Time : 86.06

Career Record : 5 Wins, 3 Places, 13 Starts

R200,000 MATCHEM STAKES (Grade 3)

For 3 and 4 Year Old Horse

Durbanville Turf 1400m

9 October 2010

Tales Of Bravery bounced back from his Winter Derby disappointment, and a 104-day absence, to take victory in the Grade 3 Matchem Stakes over 1400m at Durbanville on Saturday.

Michael Clower writes that Roy Eckstein’s Kahal gelding was travelling so strongly that MJ Byleveld sent him to the front sooner than he intended, but the Dean Maroun-bred 7-1 chance stayed on strongly to beat 40-1 outsider Lucky Moon by a length and a half.

Vaughan Marshall said : “He didn’t stay in the heavy ground in the Winter Derby and he was only 75% fit here. I have him in the Algoa Cup on the 24th and I will see how he is.”

Castlethorpe was all the rage in the market and, although Aldo Domeyer was looking uneasy turning for home and had to get down to work soon afterwards, the favourite ran to the line and was only a neck away third.

It was a considerable step up from his maiden win but the instant acceleration you look for in a future Guineas winner was noticeable by its absence.

However Domeyer reported : “I thought it was a great run and, if there hadn’t been all the expectation, you would have said he ran well. He just needs a few more races to fulfil his potential.”

Race Results

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

TALES OF BRAVERY

60.0

106

8

MJ Byleveld

Vaughan Marshall

2

1.50

LUCKY MOON

53.5

81

5

O Noach

Joey Ramsden

3

1.75

CASTLETHORPE (AUS)

53.5

90

4

*A Domeyer

Mike Bass

4

2.25

GREEN KEEPER

53.5

92

2

M Winnaar

Justin Snaith

5

3.75

KISS AGAIN

60.0

102

6

K Neisius

Mike Bass

6

4.50

ABINGTON

53.5

87

1

*G van Niekerk

Greg Ennion

7

4.75

DARCY’S ARCY

53.5

89

3

G Schlechter

Dean Kannemeyer

8

6.50

PADDY O’ REILLY

60.0

105

7

M Neisius

Glen Kotzen

9

8.00

DEAD CERT

53.5

90

9

K Teetan

Joey Ramsden

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