The Champion 2YO in South Africa last year, Epaulette colt Soqrat added a third Group I win to his tally when taking out the Group I HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday.

Taking on older horses at weight-for-age over 1600 metres, the Mike de Kock trained Soqrat was sent out favourite and scored by the best part of a length and has now won five of nine starts with four placings.

A homebred for Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Stud that was foaled and raised in the Hunter Valley at Yarraman Park, Soqrat is the second winner for Hussonet (USA) mare Elzeeza, a daughter of stakes-placed Lunasong from the family of Group I HK Chairman’s Prize Sprint winner Lucky Bubbles and Group winners Gunnison, Colorado Claire, Selenium and Moonovermanhattan.

Elzeeza has a yearling colt by Snitzel and will foal again to the same sire this spring after missing to Not a Single Doubt the year before.