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Re: [RC] Malaysia's WEC :Some wild predictions ! - Steph Teeter

Ok Nik, we'll take it! Not a bad prediction. The USA is focusing on a team medal rather than individual medals. Three of the US group rode the 160km last November (John Crandell, Meg Sleeper, Kathy Brunes) and Valerie was there to observe. I think it really really helps to know what you're up against. I have high hopes for them this year! UAE will probably have a good shot at an individual medal - they are masters at flat courses in high temps and NASCAR type crewing! So much will depend on the weather - if it rains and the temps are cooler the odds will even out. I rode the Sultans Cup 2 years ago and it was hot and humid all night, just a few bursts of rain - this was a different ride from the Sultans Cup '07!

But - Malaysia might have an impressive team showing also. It is totally amazing that you managed to qualify 12 riders in the short time that you had to do it in (9 months?). And you guys know how to ride in the tropics better than anybody else... that's a fact.

I'll be headed your way in a week or so - can't wait!


On Oct 11, 2008, at 5:29 PM, Nik Isahak Abdullah wrote:

Some wild predictions on this coming WEC :

Individual Gold : UAE [ they have 6 super fast ,with super genetically configured horses with crazy race brain riders .Team Gold is an impossibility ,but one might just finished earliest from the rest . ]

Team Gold : Team USA [They have Experience ,Preparation and the Right' Think Tanking ' behind them ] .Or Team Australia .Malaysia may settle for Bronze or Silver or just missed the podium .

The Terengganu International Endurance's course and trail is like a Red Carpet trail .Seemingly very elemetary . simple and very fast .The 'Tiger' that will eat up the horses will be Rain [Monsoon Rain is like something you guys never see before] ,Humidity , and Heat .The 'Technicality' is in the elements !

Happy hunting !

Dr Nik

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[RC] Malaysia's WEC :Some wild predictions !, Nik Isahak Abdullah