Investec Cape Derby won for owner/breeder Eckstein

Many congratulations to owner/breeder Roy Eckstein and trainer Vaughan Marshall on the victory of TOP SELLER in the Investec Cape Derby Group 1 on J&B Met Day yesterday.

Regular rider MJ Byleveld was unfortunate to miss the ride having badly broken his shoulder in a fall a week ago but Marshall few Marthinus Minnie from Johannesburg.  The substitute produced a very powerful drive from midfield to overhal the leaders close t the line.

The same owner/trainer/jockey combination ran the fancied TALES OF BRAVERY in the J&B Met.  More or less forced to run round the field from a bad drawn and make the running in a very slow run race, the colt finished a very good 4th on a day that saw the retirement of POCKET POWER whose emotional parade in front of the stands capped a wonderful day’s racing.