Well in the case of Sebastian K, he has been in the United States for eight months, so he was fully acclimated. The question was would he be ready off an eight month layoff or would he need a race?
We got the answer last night as a bare-footed Sebastian K won easily in his first North American race, the first elimination of the Arthur J Cutler Memorial. Whip never used, never urged, just a simple hand drive and a comfortable one length victory in 1:50.1 to set a new world and track record over the mile track in his first American start. Watch the race and gauge it for yourself.
All I can say is if he stays sound, he may be the terror of the FFA ranks in North America this year and cracking 1:50 seems to be a virtual certainty.
His next test comes Saturday night in the Cutler final where he will do battle against Market Share who has decided to stay home and skip the Elittlop in Sweden the following week. The Culter final promises to be a great race.
All I can say is the FFA trotting class is going to be quite a show to watch this year.