Danie Toerien – Mathew de Kock, in partnership with Cranbourne-based trainer Robbie Griffiths, made a very decent start to his training career in Australia when both his first two runners finished fourth in their respective races at Geelong on Wednesday.
“It would have been nice to have a winner, but the fact that both horses ran in the money – one in a stakes race – is a great start,” De Kock told Andrew Bensley, Sky Sports Radio Journalist in Australia, shortly after the meeting had concluded.
“Both ran extremely well and we are really proud of them.”
The partnership has three runners at Ballarat on Thursday and another three at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
“We’ve got some exciting runners coming up and hopefully one of them can break the duck for us,” said De Kock. “We really don’t want to be keeping waiting too long.”
As far as Moonee Valley is concerned, two of the Griffith/De Kock runners, Gossitino and Tempest Charm, will be lining up in the Inglis Banner for two-year-olds over 1000m.