Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
2 minute read
11 Oct 2019
5:27 pm

De Kock trots out big guns

Mike Moon

Soqrat and Barahin are favourite and second favourite respectively for a Pinnacle Stakes contest at Turffontein on Saturday.

Barahin, left, pips Soqrat in the Grade 2 Golden Horseshoe at Greyville. Picture: Gold Circle

They are two of trainer Mike de Kock’s phalanx of “big guns” for upcoming feature races in Joburg and Cape Town. Australian import Soqrat is a superb racehorse and bookmakers are taking no chances with him, pricing up at 12-10 even though the four-year-old hasn’t run in 77 days and has a problematic draw for the 1600m event. Already a three-time Grade 1 victor – from just 12 starts – Soqrat has top young rider Callan Murray to help him overcome possible ring-rust and the No 11 stall. The colt was in cracking form in the early part of this...