Five-times South African champion jockey Mark Khan was in devastating form on the Greyville poly yesterday and brought home four winners on the trot.
Khan’s first winner was aboard the Duncan Howells-trained Mr Greenlight, who was officially 6kg under sufferance with the filly Twice As Smart according to official merit ratings in the Graduation Plate event over 1600m.
However, he has not yet had the chance to prove himself like the latter has and showed yesterday he will be a force to be reckoned with when he is given those opportunities.
Khan had him handy on the flank of the leader and in the straight he simply drew away as he pleased to obliterate them by 2,8 lengths.
He started at odds of 11-2 but won like an odds on shot and wont be let loose by the bookmakers again.
Duncan has plans to send him down for the US$500,000 CTS 1600, presuming this impressive win will see the final field selection panelists giving him the nod and on yesterdays showing there is no reason not to give him the nod.
Good luck to Dave MacLean, in America yesterday. He looks to have another exciting prospect in Mr Greenlight.