Feedback on Soqrat

MIKE de Kock has reported back on Soqrat’s fourth place in Saturday’s Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge over 1600m at Greyville, expressing disappointment.

He said: “In my view Randall Simons rode an ordinary race. He let Undercover Agent in ahead of Soqrat in the early part, and eased off him. Soqrat was drawn 4, but ended the race on the outside of the track, running on.

“Cirillo is the line horse, he has never before finished ahead of Soqrat but this time he did. We were beaten 1,8-lengths which I don’t think is a fair reflection of Soqrat’s ability.”