Mehmas three-year-old and Tally-Ho graduate The Covex Kid maintained his rapid rise in Bahrain when landing the Al Dana Cup on Friday.
Trained by Hesham Al Haddad for Al Mohamediya Racing, The Covex Kid made it five wins in a row and a third straight win in Bahrain.
Reflecting on The Covex Kid’s success, Al Haddad said: “It was a very strong race, we were a bit worried when the horse got boxed in at the last furlong. Neil (Callan) managed to steer him very well and find the sunshine and he came out at the right time. We’re very happy and connections are too.”
The Covex Kid was bought by present connections for 160,000gns at the Tattersalls August Horses in Training Sale following two wins at Brighton for Amy Murphy. He hasn't been beaten since then and jockey Neil Callan envisages further improvement.
“It was very straightforward," he said. "He gave me every indication he was going to come here with a chance after his two previous wins. His progression has been fast and his best attribute is that he travels very strongly. As soon as I asked him he responded very quickly.”
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.