A really super smart move

Training feat by KY Young to bring his horse back from 1,700m to score over 1,200m

Super Smart kicking clear of the rest in last night’s Class 4 Div 1 race over the Polytrack 1,200m for his third success in eight starts.
Super Smart kicking clear of the rest in last night’s Class 4 Div 1 race over the Polytrack 1,200m for his third success in eight starts.ST PHOTO: SALWA SUANDI

It is said that horses generally lose their speed when brought back from a long-distance race to a shorter trip fresh-up.

It doesn't mean that they can't win but it does make their task a little harder. Trainers usually get the credit when they succeed in overcoming this general belief.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2019, with the headline 'A really super smart move'. Subscribe