His daughter Together narrowly failed to pull off a Guineas double when a close second to Blue Bunting in the 1,000 Guineas while in South Africa, leading three-year-old filly Igugu took the Group 2 South African Oaks
and Galileo's Destiny dead-heated for second behind Seal in the Group 1 South African Derby.
I incorporated the line 'You Americans love to talk about your feelings' from my experiences hanging out with some of these South African oaks
because it is very hard for them to divulge anything about their attitudes towards Africa, their mixed emotions to the politics or their experiences at war.
The only professional who seems to think there is a danger to the Brazilian-bred mare Ilha da Vitoria is her trainer Mike de Kock - and he nominated one of his other four runners, the recent runaway South African Oaks
winner Candy Critic.