The Secretariat Stakes on Saturday saw SURCHARGE come through with flying colours. In his last run in the Ready To Run Cup had him drawn 15 out of 16, giving him very little chance, yet he still had a cracking run, running on from the back of the field to finish fifth.
With a good draw this time around it was on him to make a mends, which is exactly what he did! He needed to shoulder top weight and is never easy amongst three year olds that are all progressing at different times. With a patient ride and good placement in the race, it was just a case of when to send him and he won going away.
We are only going to see the best of this horse once he goes further and matures. This is obviously very exciting for the stable and especially for Mr Ian van Schalkwyk, who deserves the excitement of another good horse in his colours.
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