MIKE de Kock has entered Sheikh Hamdan’s smart colt Naafer (AUS) in the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion (R750,000) over 1200m at Scottsville on 27 May.

Naafer made his debut in the Gr1 SA Nursery on Champions Day and finished second to rising star Mustaaqeem, beaten four lengths, but himself two lengths clear of the third horse.

Dennis Drier’s promising Sand And Sea and Charles Laird’s Gr3 placed Varallo are other notable entries.

Photo shows Mustaaqeem in the Nursery, with Naafer behind him. (JC Photos)

Here are the entries:

DR HORSE               A/S WGT        TRAINER
03 AL MARIACHI        (2C) 60.0   0   Brett Crawford   
11 ARIANOS BAGOFGOLD  (2G) 60.0   0   Gavin van Zyl    
01 AUTUMN IN SEATTLE  (2G) 60.0   0   Pat Lunn         
10 BARRACK STREET     (2C) 60.0   0   Sean Tarry       
12 MAGIC SAILOR       (2C) 60.0   0   Vaughan Marshall  
6 NAAFER (AUS)       (2C) 60.0   0   Mike de Kock      
7 PROCAL HARUM       (2C) 60.0   0   Duncan Howells   
13 SAND AND SEA       (2C) 60.0   0   Dennis Drier      
8 SIR FRENCHIE (AUS) (2C) 60.0   0   Justin Snaith     
5 SNIPER SHOT        (2C) 60.0   0   Paul Lafferty     
9 VARALLO            (2C) 60.0   0   Charles Laird    
14 WARRIOR’S REST     (2C) 60.0   0   Sean Tarry        
2 WOLJAYRINE         (2C) 60.0   0   Vaughan Marshall  
4 CALL TO ACCOUNT    (2F) 57.5   0   Joey Ramsden      

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