Igugu - Ipi Tombe Challenge
Igugu - Ipi Tombe Challenge

Igugu - Ipi Tombe Challenge (Gr2)

(Photo : JC Photos / Summerhill Stud)

TBA PADDOCK STAKES (Grade 1)

Kenilworth, Turf, 1800m

7 January 2012

Champion filly Igugu has been withdrawn from the Gr1 TBA Paddock Stakes to be held at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Mike de Kock reports on his website that the star pulled up coughing after an exercise gallop on Monday and mucopus was found in her trachea.

Mike commented : “Igugu has developed a respiratory infection which is not serious, horses normally recover quickly. We’ve treated her with antibiotics and she won’t be running on Saturday.”

Traditionally critical of early acceptances, Mike said : “We’re now left with a field of six runners in the Paddock Stakes, which doesn’t do the race justice at all. More runners would have stood their ground if Igugu wasn’t accepted last week.”

“If trainers were allowed to accept for the race during this week like they do in most jurisdictions overseas, this would not have been an issue. Those who pulled their runners out because Igugu was in the race would have left them in to contest the event.”

He said that plans to contest the J&B Met with Igugu would remain on track and added : “We’d still love to run her in the Met, but we have to take caution at the same. We will make a decision at the end of the week because her participation will have a big impact on the betting. We will make sure that punters know exactly where they stand.”

FINAL FIELD

#

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

WE THREE

60.0

100

7

B Fayd’Herbe

Justin Snaith

2

IGUGU (AUS) - SCRATCHED

59.5

117

3

n/a

Mike de Kock

3

BEACH BEAUTY

59.5

108

2

A Forbes

Dennis Drier

4

EMERALD COVE

59.5

106

4

F Coetzee

Justin Snaith

5

HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD (AUS)

59.5

99

5

K Neisius

Mike Bass

6

SUPER ELEGANT

54.0

104

6

* G van Niekerk

Piet Steyn

7

THUNDER DANCE

54.0

97

1

K Teetan

Brett Crawford

Extract from www.mikedekockracing.com

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