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Trainer De Kock Recipient Of Ballydoyle Colts
Three-year-old colts Gale Force Ten and Flying The Flag are the latest horses to relocate from Aidan O'Brien to South African master Mike de Kock, reports 1.skysports.com. The stable switch has proved successful in recent years, with ex-Ballydoyle gallopers Eagle Mountain, Archipenko & Master Of Hounds among those that have scored at the elite level for De Kock. The latest Coolmore acquisitions follow the news in August that Gr1-placed Mars would also be joining De Kock's yard. De Kock posted on his website: "We are delighted in having secured the pair of colts and thanks to Coolmore for their continued support." He continued, "Mary Slack and Michael Javett have both been very supportive of our international ventures this year and we are excited for Jessica Slack, who has taken her first step into buying shares of already raced prospects at this level." Both Oasis Dream colt Gale Force Ten (Gr3 Jersey Stakes winner) & Galileo colt Flying The Flag (Gr3 International Stakes winner) will be prepared for next year's Dubai World Cup Racing carnival.