HERODOTUS, Green Street Bloodstock’s R170,000 purchase from Heversham Park Farm in 2017, ran a terrific race in the Gr1 Cape Derby on Sun Met Day 2019, finishing a close third to the imported Atyaab (AUS).
Herodutus had to race from a wide draw and his jockey Keagan De Melo was forced to take a drifting front-runner into account going into the last 400m, but they kept going in gutsy fashion and fought for third place, beaten only 2.45-lengths.
Herodotus competed against some expensive rivals. The winner Atyaab cost $AUS250,000, while runner-up Charles fetched R6-million at the 2017 Cape Premier Sale, and was the top-priced yearling of his generation.
“GSB brings top value to clients, and Herodotus is proof,” said Justin Vermaak.
The son of Trippi and Pinkyandthebrian has earned R285,000 from only seven career starts.