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(Image and footage : Dubai Racing Meydan)
US$200,000 BALANCHINE (Group 2)
Meydan, Turf, 1800m
21 February 2013
A number of comments were submitted to Mike de Kock’s website about champion mare Igugu’s defeat in the Group 2 Balanchine over 1800m on turf at Meydan in Dubai on Thursday night.
They decided to not publish those letters as most of their writers took not-so-friendly swipes at jockey Christophe Soumillon, blaming the Frenchman for Igugu’s defeat amidst other arguably more significant aspects surrounding her comeback run.
Aside from Mike’s explanatory comments about Igugu’s natural lack of match-fitness, the revolutionary Trakus Network (www.trakus.com) highlighted the influence of the exceptionally fast fractional times set in the Balanchine. They gave the mare a glowing post-race report on the evidence of their processed race statistics… (more).