The three-year-old picture perennially builds at this time of the season and there is always the chance that some of the perceived best performances turn out to be false alarms.
Mike de Kock said: “Beamonesque has a lot of pace, so much so that I won’t mind putting him in a 1000m race. I think we’ll keep him to sprinting for now. It’s too soon to make a call on him, we’ll need to see more, but he does give us the vibes of a horse that has a future. He reminds me a bit of (our international G1 winning sprinter) Shea Shea.”
Jockey Gavin Lerena said that Beamonesque had given him a nice feel: “He jumped well and switched off, did it like a gentleman. He’s a nice horse and this was a lovely win.”
Beamonesque races for Warne Rippon and Arun Chadha’s ASSM Syndicate, with Mathew de Kock, Corey Smith, Clint and James Prebble from Australia also involved, and Mike owning a share himself.
Said Corey, the communications manager for Mathew and training partner Robbie Griffiths at Cranbourne: “We watched the race live and were ecstatic. Clint is a lifelong racing supporter and a big fan of Mike and his crew. James works in racing, also, for Mathew Cumani who has another South African Jason May (formerly from Drakenstein) working for him. So we all shared a smile!”