“IMBONGI (SAF) close-coupled horse: very smart performer: won Grade 2s at Turffontein and Greyville (2) in 2008: excellent efforts in Grade 1s at Clairwood after, notably when ¾ length second to Dancer’s Daughter in Gold Challenge: as good as ever this year, winning John Bovington Memorial Criterion Stakes at Newmarket in June by 1 ¾lengths from Huntdown, travelling strongly to lead 2f out: creditable third to Aqlaam in Summer Mile at Ascot next time, staying on and nearest finish: stays 9f, at least as effective at 7f: acts on good to firm ground. M F de Kock, South Africa”.”
This is what Timeform had to say in arriving at his 121 rating, which incidentally places him in the same racing class as MULLINS BAY, SOLSKJAER, ADMIRE MAIN and STRONGHOLD, and a few pounds adrift of AP ARROW.His boss needs to be left undisturbed while attempting to attend both the British Open and the first of the England / Australia cricket tests, so we’ll only catch up with Mike de Kock when these things are behind him on IMBONGI’s plans for the Arlington Million.
Click above to experience Imbongi’s last two runs in the
John Bovington Memorial Criterion Stakes and Ascot Summer Mile Stakes