The De Kock family can place their deckchairs next to the No1 box at Turffontein on Saturday and look forward to welcoming feature race winners. The legendary trainer might not have his strongest team in Dubai this year, but he holds all the aces on SA Classic day with the real possibility of a clean sweep in the SA Classic, Fillies Classic and Hawaii Stakes. Cape Guineas winner Soqrat is impossible to oppose in the Hawaii Stakes, Nafaayes is a worthy favourite for the Fillies Classic and the stable has a formidable duo in Hawwaam and Barahin in the R2m SA Classic. The latter race again brings the spotlight on Port Elizabeth raider National Park who turned in a top-class performance in the Gauteng Guineas and again demonstrated the talent of trainer Yvette Bremner. However, the draws this time could produce a different outcome. Both Barahin and Hawwaam were drawn in the nearby Rand Stadium in the Guineas, but both have favourable barrier positions on Saturday.

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