THE handsome Sea King, purchased for a Green Street Bloodstock Syndicate just prior to last Sunday’s Gr1 Premier’s Champion Stakes over 1600m at Greyville, will be joining leading trainer Johan Janse Van Vuuren at the Vaal.
Sea King gave a good account of his ability and confirmed that he is Gr1 quality when beaten only 1.15-lengths into fifth by his former stablemate Eyes Wide Open, staying on well and earning R18,750 for his first effort.
The form of the runners around Sea King looks good too, and he franked his recent beating of Peak Leader, who finished seventh and of which trainer Glen Kotzen said: “Jockey Craig Zackey told me he could actually have won the race if Peak Leader got in between horses late.”
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“Sea King did us proud,” commented GSB Director Justin Vermaak. “As noted before the race, we will be aiming him at the Johannesburg classics and next year’s Triple Crown and the Dingaans will be first on his agenda. He will be joining Johan’s string shortly.”