Mike Bass, 2008 Durban July joint winner, speaks to Equimark.
Well done on your win with Pocket Power, he must be the best Horse you
have ever trained?
Yes I would say so
Did you think you had been beaten on the line to Dancers Daughter?
No I thought it was either a dead heat or we had won
What do you feel makes him such a Champion?
He`s a big horse with a big long stride and a huge girth which gives him
plenty of heart and lung room. The rest comes from his pedigree which obviously
What are the plans for Pocket Power next season?
Probably stay in SA and contest the same races again
River Jetez ran a great race, how similar is she in conformation and
attributes to her brother Pocket Power, and can we expect further improvement
Her conformation is quite different to his, she is quite tall and narrow
although she is filling out more this season. She is improving all the time this
year and will race again next year
Your record in the feature races is impeccable. As a trainer, what would
you feel are the key factors in preparing big Horses for these races?
I like to build a horse up for a big race. Get them fit but still maintaining