Taso The Sailor has won four races in the Northern Cape since relocating under a change of ownership from the Paul Peter yard to Bill Human just over a year ago. On Monday he picked up the biggest win of his career to date and produced a storming finish from lengths back to win the Kimberley 1400. Bill Human, who had won the second race with the strongly fancied Maya The Bee, saddled a quartet of runners in the feature, with Jack Friday looking the pick of the four. But it was the under sufferance Taso The Sailor, who showed his appreciation for the 1400m and the decent pace to charge home after Emerald Mackay had given his field the slip at the 250m marker and had looked all over a winner.
The verdict took a photo but it showed that Ryan Munger had timed his charge to perfection, to get up and win by a head in a time of 85,50 secs. Jaguar was always thereabouts and held on for third, ahead of Just A Jag.
The Summerhill-bred Taso The Sailor is a 4 year-old gelded son of Muhtafal out of the Saumarez mare, Mediterranean. He took his stakes tally to R270,725 with his fifth win and 7 places from 27 starts. Taso The Sailor was purchased for R120,000 under the name Sail On Sailor by Paul Peter at the 2013 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.