The Covex Kid, a former Tally-Ho graduate, continued his rapid rise to the top in Bahrain on Friday when successful in the Al Adiyat Cup. It was the second Bahrain Turf Series win this season for the Mehmas four-year-old following last month's Al Dana Cup and his sixth consecutive win overall.
In a slowly run race, The Covex Kid sat just off the pace under Neil Callan and kicked for home early in the straight, never to be caught.
The gelding is trained by Hesham Al Haddad on behalf of Al Mohemediya Racing. Connections confirmed that The Covex Kid will now be aimed at The King’s Cup in March.
“I’ve ridden a lot of nice horses in England but with regards to horses to ride he’s unreal," said Callan. "He’s super chilled and you can put him where you want and you can do whatever you want with him. The pace was slow which surprised me so I just took the box seat. I probably sent him on a bit earlier than I wanted to. I knew the horse in front of me wasn’t going to go any further and I didn’t want to break his stride. It just meant I had to commit a little bit earlier but I knew he was going to gallop through the line. He’s been winning over 2000m and over 2400m. He’s just a nice horse and a very easy horse to ride.”
The Covex Kid was bred by Randolf Stevens Ltd out of Fonseca, a half-sister to the classy Gabrial and a daughter of former Tally-Ho stallion Red Clubs. He was bought by us as a foal and resold through our draft at the 2020 Tattersalls Ireland September Sale to Keep Dreaming Bloodstock.