Past dual SA Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle will likely make his second SA Champions Season appearance in the next few months.
Gold Circle reports that in discussion with owners Braam van Huysteen, Hedley McGrath and William Henderson it has been decided to send the seven-year-old gelding down to Durban for the Champion Season.
Legal Eagle has only ever raced once in Durban, finishing an unlucky fifth in the July as a three-year-old when starting favourite in 2015.
His obvious Champion Season target this year is the Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge. Tarry said the July could well be another race he would run in although due to his high merit rating it will likely depend on who else is taking part.
The son of Grey’s Inn will be going for his fourth successive win in the Gr1 weight for age HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes over 1600m at Turffontein on March 30.
The SA Champions Season commences on 3 May.