Delago Deluxe wins Tsogo Sun Maverick Medallion
Delago Deluxe wins Tsogo Sun Maverick Medallion

Click above to watch Delago Deluxe winning the Tsogo Sun Maverick Medallion (Gr1)

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TSOGO SUN MAVERICK MEDALLION (Grade 1)

Scottsville, Turf, 1200m

28 May 2011

david thiselton
david thiselton

David Thiselton

Gold CircleThe Tsogo Sun Maverick was won impressively by the Charles Laird-trained Australian-bred Delago Deluxe, considering he is looking for further than this trip.

Both Laird and owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste gained a one-two as Tennessee Strategy stayed on well for second after showing pace throughout. Jockey Anton Marcus had to really get to work on Delago Deluxe at about the 400m mark, but the further they went the better he got and he won by 2,25 lengths. The horse he had touched off in the SA Nursery, Midnight Serenade, finished third ahead of Storm Bringer and Hard Rock.

Laird has now won this race four times and has gained three runner up spots. John Koster and Grant Knowles of Klawervlei Stud are already excited about Delago Deluxe’s stallion potential as he will become the only son of Encosta De Lago (AUS) standing in South Africa. “His name was on the stallion door as they came through the 200m,” quipped Knowles. Delago Deluxe has a tremendous female line and is in-bred to a top class mare called Rolls.

TSOGO SUN MAVERICK MEDALLION (Gr1)

Final Results

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

DELAGO DELUXE (AUS)

58.0

0

2

A Marcus

Charles Laird

2

2.25

TENNESSEE STRATEGY (AUS)

58.0

0

1

A Delpech

Charles Laird

3

4.50

MIDNIGHT SERENADE

58.0

0

3

F Naude

Dianne Stenger

4

5.00

STORM BRINGER

58.0

0

4

K Teetan

Pat Lunn

5

5.10

HARD ROCK

58.0

0

8

S Randolph

Deon Visser

6

6.10

FIGHTING WARRIOR (AUS)

58.0

0

6

C Orffer

Ivan Moore

7

8.35

LIQUID MOTION

58.0

0

10

I Sturgeon

Deon Visser

8

9.60

SOWETO SLEW (AUS)

58.0

0

5

F Coetzee

Justin Snaith

9

9.70

CARLITO BRIGANTE

58.0

0

9

B Fayd’Herbe

Paul Peter

10

17.70

JUNGLE RULER

58.0

0

7

G Hatt

Joey Ramsden

Extract from Gold Circle

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