Joe Soma won the Grade 1 SA Classic last year with Lobo’s Legend and this rich classic event will likely be one of the targets for his Equus Champion two-year-old colt from last season Got The Greenlight.
The Gimmethegreenlight colt went back into training this week but Soma has no set plans for him yet.
He has a huge stride and impressed all and sundry when powering home in effortless fashion from the rear of the field in the Grade 1 Premier’s Champion Stakes over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on eLan Gold Cup day.
He looks likely to enjoy middle distances and if he does line up in the SA Classic will probably start at a shorter price than Lobo’s Legend, who was sent off a 36-1 longshot.
Lobo’s Legend is currently racing in Hong Kong but has been taking a while to acclimatise and is yet to place in six starts.
By David Thiselton