Click above to watch Mutahadee winning the Dubal Trophy…
(Image and Footage : Dubai Racing Meydan)
Encosta De Lago (AUS)- Mosaique Bleue (GB)
One of our regular correspondents from America, ‘Green Beret’ is an avid Dubai-watcher, and he knows the form there as well as anyone we know. These are his thoughts on Mike de Kock and Mutahadee :
Dear Summerhill Stud,
You guys know from many comments over the years what a big fan of trainer Mike De Kock and his horses that I am. But I just have to say, it literally floored me to see what De Kock has done with Mutahadee. To this point in the carnival, the most impressive horse Mike De Kock has sent out. More impressive than Bold Silvano, Master of Hounds, or Mahbooba, IMO.
When Mutahadee raced for trainer Tommy Stack in Ireland, he was a very good horse. But Mike De Kock has turned him into a great horse!! And therein lies the genius of Mike De Kock. In his 2 wins at the Carnival, no other horse has been close to Mutahadee. Well, until Soumillon was easing him down in Thursday’s race.
I’m telling you guys, if De Kock gets this horse into the G1 Dubai Duty Free field this year? Sell your wives and mortgage your houses to bet on him, because he won’t be touched in that race, IMO. Regards to all at Summerhill Stud!!