Big Brown continues his perfect strike rate with Big Strike becoming his third winner from as many starters in South Africa.

Prepared by Alec Laird, the Big Brown gelding saluted in the 1160 metre maiden at Turffontein, forging clear of the field of 16 to win by a length and a half at just his second start.

Big Strike was easy on debut over 1250m at Scotsville but stepped up in distance with ease and looks to have the making of a serious horse.

A $40,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Vinery draft for Kerry Jack Bloodstock, Big Strike is the second winner for South African stakes-winner Gathering Storm (SAfr).

Gathering Storm produced a colt by another first season sire in Congrats the following season.

The gelding is one of 20 first crop winners from Big Brown’s first southern hemisphere crop which also includes the Stakes placed Muscovado and Wroclaw.