Nicolas Iguacel is Dubai-based South African trainer Herman Brown’s assistant. Brown trains Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov’s runners in the winter and most recently took the controversial owner’s Mourilyan to Australia for the Melbourne Cup, where he was third. Nicolas looks after the five Kadyrov runners for Brown and travels with them to Britain and trainer Gary Moore’s yard during the summer months after the main Dubai season ends. Nicolas also is a reader of this blog, and it was he who confirmed for me that Mr. Kadyrov was the buyer of the Argentine Derby winner Storm Chispazo. I had an opportunity to ask Nicolas some interesting questions about Mr. Kadyrov, Meydan, and the assassination in Dubai on World Cup day. He answers these questions here, in the comments to a previous post.