THE sweltering conditions got the better of Mark Johnston's Swiss Act and he could finish no better than seventh behind impressive winner Meshugah, who led home a French 1-2, in the Davidoff Swiss Derby at Frauenfeld, Zurich, yesterday.
Meshugah, a son of Grand Lodge trained by Richard Gibson in France and ridden by Frederic Spanu, beat Alex Pantall's Cesar Le Peintre by five lengths.
It is too easy to read a novel such as Singer's Meshugah
(1994) and consider it only in the terms specified by the broad concepts applied to traditional 'American Studies' strategies of reading.
Singer has created another world in his posthumous novel Meshugah, which reads like an autobiography and was first published serially in 1981-83.
It is a surrealistic world of Nazi survivors; as Max says, "The world is turning meshugah.
However, the leading home hope is the Swiss 2,000 Guineas hero Pont Des Arts, winner of his last five races, while Meshugah
, from the Richard Gibson yard, could prove the pick of five French challengers.