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Groundhog Day for rivals of I Can Doosit in Rowe Cup

The end of the racing season can’t come quick enough for those top class trotters that have chased I Can Doosit throughout the season. Images of I Can Doosit’s behind and the Brown Breckon ‘B’ will be etched in the minds of so many very good trotters across Australasia. I Can Doosit, it seems, is just exceptional and his untouchable run continued, as expected in Friday’s Rowe Cup.

Again it was a dominant display. Power, precision, pace – just pick a work beginning with P that means something good and chances are he’s it.

We can now reflect on what has been a truly remarkable season of trotting for I Can Doosit and Breckon Bloodstock.

I Can Doosit’s season has consisted of 15 starts, with 13 of those being winning efforts. The two misses were a sluggish first-up performance where he clearly didn’t trot like he can and the Dominion where he galloped at the start and finish fifth. Since then it has been 12 on the ‘trot’. Among the 13 wins have been five Group 1 wins, two Group 2 wins and three Group 3 wins.

His season compares favourably with previous greats of the sport. Lyell Creek won 14 from 14 in his most dominant season and pocketed $658,325 in stakes. Take A Moment reeled in 15 wins from 16 starts in his opus season and cashed cheques to the value of $515,353. So I Can Doosit’s 13 from 15 and $621,764 does compare favourably.

I Can Doosit is now at very short odds to be crowned New Zealand Harness Horse of the Year. He is also an outside chance to pick up honours in Australia.