De Kock has a powerhouse 8 entries in the first leg of the SA Triple Crown, which also includes KZN challengers Monks Hood and the Frank Robinson-trained Roy Had Enough.
An interesting potential runner is Paul Peter star Majestic Mambo, who is unbeaten in three starts and steps up after winning the winning the Listed Sea Cottage Stakes at his last start.
The R7-million SA Triple Crown for 3-year-olds is the richest series of races in Africa.
The Triple Crown comprises the R1-million Gr1 Cape Guineas. Tap O’Noth, who won the Guineas is not amongst the entries listed.
The Gauteng Guineas is the alternate first leg, with the R2-million Gr1 SA Classic run over 1800m on Saturday 7 April the second leg.
The third leg is the R2-million Gr1 SA Derby run over 2450m at Turffontein on Saturday 5 May 2018.
A bonus of R2 million will be paid to the owner of the horse that wins all three legs of the Triple Crown.
Supplementary entries for the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas are due by 11h00 on 19 February, while declarations close at 11h00 on 22 February.
|23||Mustaaqeem (AUS)||(3C)||60||109||A||Mike de Kock|
|7||Monks Hood||(3G)||60||104||A||Alistair Gordon|
|6||Greek Fire||(3C)||60||100||A||M G Azzie/A A Azzie|
|12||Roy Had Enough (AUS)||(3C)||60||100||A||Frank Robinson|
|8||Ideal Secret||(3C)||60||98||A||M G Azzie/A A Azzie|
|11||Majestic Mambo||(3C)||60||98||A||Paul Peter|
|9||Noble Secret||(3G)||60||95||A||Mike de Kock|
|19||Sir David Baird||(3G)||60||95||A||Mike de Kock|
|3||Puget Sound||(3G)||60||92||A||Mike de Kock|
|1||Royal Crusade||(3C)||60||92||A||Mike de Kock|
|20||Big Bear||(3C)||60||91||AT||Sean Tarry|
|17||Yakeen (AUS)||(3C)||60||91||A||Mike de Kock|
|5||Cash Time||(3G)||60||90||A||Gary Alexander|
|14||Alshibaa (AUS)||(3G)||60||89||A||Mike de Kock|
|13||Pietro Mascagni||(3C)||60||87||A||Mike de Kock|
|4||Silver God||(3C)||60||87||AT||Sean Tarry|
|2||State Trooper||(3G)||60||81||A||Roy Magner|
|21||Loyal Lieutenant||(3G)||60||79||A||Robbie Sage|