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Inglis Yearlings Quinella South Africa Group 2
At Turffontein in South Africa, a pair of previously undefeated Australian-bred juveniles took out the quinella in the time-honoured Gr2 South African Nursery (1160m). In addition to facing the starter having each won their only respective starts, the colts shared other things in common: both are trained by Mike de Kock and were purchased by Form Bloodstock at the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. A $90,000 purchase from Two Bays Farm, Mount Pleasant (Vancouver-Life in a Metro, by Fastnet Rock) defeated stablemate Najem Suhail (Starspangledbanner-Sophie's Spirit, by Invincible Spirit), who was sold by Gilgai Farm for $100,000. Meanwhile, de Kock also celebrated the quinella in the Gr1 Champions Challenge (2000m), when $1.35 favourite Hawwaam defeated Australian-bred 4YO entire Soqrat (Epaulette-Elzeeza, by Hussonet).