Following his fluent Charity Mile victory last Saturday, Barahin is now at the top of the log for the R2-million Gr1 Summer Cup to be run over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 30 November, alongside stable companion Soqrat.
Barahin is now quoted as the 2-1 favourite for the Summer Cup with Zillzaal next best at 7-1 with Cascapedia and Roy’s Had Enough at 8-1.
Four horses were supplemented into the race and they are Bize and Flying Winger from the Alec Laird yard, St John Gray’s Dawn Assault and, perhaps the most interesting of all, Yellowwood Handicap winner Queen Supreme from the Mike de Kock yard. Earlier, De Kock withdrew Hawwaam, Buffalo Bill Cody and Like A Panther while also pulled out were Doosra and Come The Day.
Barahin and Soqrat were handed top weight of 60kg and they will have to concede 5.5kg to the third highest weighted runner who is Infamous Fox at 54.5kg. Queen Supreme has been allotted 48.5kg and has come on to the log in 12th position with Dawn assault at No 13.
Another horse to make a move is former Cape Derby winner Atyaab, who comes on in position No 9 following Saturday’s win in the Listed Java Handicap.
Soqrat will be running in the Gr3 Victory Moon Handicap at the Vaal on Saturday after which De Kock will decided whether he will run in the Summer Cup.
Final Entries close at 11am on Monday 18 November. Declarations are due by 11am on Tuesday 19 November after which the final field will be announced. The draws will be made at a function on Wednesday 20 November 2019.
The latest log: