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Turn Me Loose Return Eagerly Awaited
While a return to the racetrack is still some way off for New Zealand 2000 Guineas hero Turn Me Loose (Iffraaj-Indomitable, by Danehill), Melbourne part-owner Lindsay de Souza believes it will be well worth the wait, reports NZ Racing Desk. De Souza is excited about the reports he has been receiving from the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable regarding the classy son of Iffraaj, whose Sydney autumn campaign was cut short by a virus. "It was bad luck that he couldn't show the Aussies just how good he was, but in the end he will have plenty of opportunities to do that as a four-year-old," De Souza said. "He has completely recovered and had about five weeks back in the stable before he went out for another short break." He added, "His immediate aim will be the Makfi Stakes [Gr1] at Hastings on the first day of their carnival and then we will decide where we go next with him." Turn Me Loose, a winner of 3 of his 6 starts hitherto, became the first Gr1 winner in the southern hemisphere for his UK-bred sire Iffraaj when landing the 2000 Guineas in impressive style in November.