Mike de Kock said Soqrat had been doing very well up at Randjesfontein and would arrive at Summerveld today (Thursday) ahead of his engagement in the Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge.
De Kock said, “He was very unlucky in that last race from the wide draw and on how the race panned out, if you see how the horse next to him pushed him outward from the start.”
Randall Simons will be aboard Soqrat, who jumps from a good draw of four in the eight horse field.
De Kock recognised the strength of the field but still gave Soqrat, a three-time Grade 1-winning miler, a good chance of winning.
He has two runners in the Listed Gatecrasher Stakes over 1400m, Ehsaan and Alramz.
Both have decent form and he gave both of them a chance of winning too.
Anton Marcus is aboard Alramz from draw three and Simons rides Ehsaan from pole position.
By David Thiselton