As great athletes progress through their careers, doing wonderful things over and over again, it gets harder and harder to do their feats justice with words.
There aren't many better examples than Mufhasa's magnificent win in the $200,000 group 1 Windsor Park Plate at Hastings on Saturday.
Saturday's tour de force was Mufhasa's 10th win at Group 1 level. A superb field lined up in an attempt to usurp his title as New Zealand's best miler.
He's been racing for more than five years and has had 52 starts - 33 at group 1 level - but Mufhasa is showing no signs of waning enthusiasm. He came into the parade ring looking as good as he ever has - supremely fit, muscular and ready to deliver yet another brilliant performance. The only issue was the difficult wide draw, with the well-known short run to the first turn from the 1600m start point at Hastings. That concern was blown away within four or five seconds of the gates crashing open.
Mufhasa dashed to the lead in time for Sam Spratt to angle him across to the rail. The first 200m could not have gone any better for the reigning Horse of the Year, and he was exactly where he loves to be by the time the field swung into the back straight.
After that it was plain sailing. Postmans Daughter went forward to sit alongside Mufhasa, but, unwilling to sacrifice her own chances, Danielle Johnson understandably opted not to pile on the pressure. The challengers came hard soon after the field turned for home - first Fleur de Lune, then Guiseppina, He's Remarkable and Xanadu. But Mufhasa thrives on a challenge. Once again he produced that devastating kick we know and love, putting a couple of lengths on those foes and holding comfortably all the way to the line for an amazing win that must rank as one of his finest.
Fleur de Lune and Jason Jago's brave second placing was redemption for the highly talented mare after the disappointment of her Makfi eighth. Hawke's Bay couple John and Colleen Duncan and Ada Parnwell, of Cambridge Lodge, are part owners of the Lee Somervell-trained Fleur de Lune.
Xanadu flew home to grab third, all but confirming favouritism for the spring classic in two weeks' time.
This was Mufhasa's 19th win overall, taking his earnings to $3.3 million. He deserves to go down as one of the greats of his generation.