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Epaulette Colt Wins Gr1 Premier's Champion Stakes
At Greyville in South Africa, Darley's young dual Gr1-winning sire Epaulette (Commands-Accessories, by Singspiel) sired his first top-flight winner when 2YO Australian-bred colt Soqrat (Epaulette-Elzeeza, by Hussonet) scored a comfortable 2 length win in the R750,000 Gr1 Premier's Champion Stakes (1600m) for 2YOs, defeating stable-mate and fellow Australian-bred colt Alyaasaat (Dawn Approach) & Twist Of Fate. Trained by Mike de Kock, Soqrat advanced his record to 3 wins and 1 placing (the Gr2 Golden Horseshoe) from 4 starts. Soqrat is a homebred for Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stud, who purchased his dam Elzeeza (Hussonet) for $650,000 from the draft of Arrowfield Stud at the 2008 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Elzeeza is closely related to dual stakes winner Lunaspur and hails from the family of Gr1 French 2,000 Guineas winner and successful sire Linamix.