Jack Milner : Round 2 of the clash between Legal Eagle and Soqrat is on the card at Turffontein on Saturday 30 March as both have been nominated to contest the Grade 1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes over 1600m.

Legal Eagle has made this race his own over the past three years, although last year he was put to the sword by Nother Russia.

In the end, class told and he fought on gamely to beat Mike de Kock’s charge by a neck.

This year Sean Tarry’s star has another De Kock-trained runner to beat and Soqrat does lead the head-to-head 1-0, as he finished ahead of Legal Eagle in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth.

However, as a result of the adjustment in the weight-for-age scale, Legal Eagle is 2kg better off for a 3.80-length beating so it should be an interesting contest.

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