A homebred for Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Stud that was foaled and raised in the Hunter Valley at Yarraman Park, exciting three year-old Soqrat scored the second Group I win of his career when taking out the Group I Cape Guineas at Kenilworth in South Africa on Saturday.
The son of Epaulette was the Champion 2YO Colt last season in South Africa and has picked up where he left off.
The Mike de Kock trained colt scored a length and a quarter win in the 1600 metre feature and has now won four of six starts.
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 rising two year-old Redoute’s Choice filly called Hafaawa that is trained at Lindsay Park and featured in a Juvenile Trial Watch story on Breednet this week, read the story here.
She has a colt by Snitzel to follow, but missed last spring to Not a Single Doubt so no foal this year.