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Brown's star off to a well-earned rest

In the aftermath of the KrisFlyer, Zac Spirit will, of course, have to pass one stall test to the satisfaction of the stewards before being declared to race again.

And that race will not be any of the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge as previously planned, including the Emirates Singapore Derby (2,000m) which Cliff Brown won with Clint in 2011, but in which he still has Wall Street Boy as a leading hope.

"I spoke with the owner, Mr Andy Wong, after the race and I told him I thought he needed a rest," said Brown.

"Mr Wong was good about it and fully understood the situation. He told me to do whatever I thought was in the horse's best interest.

"He's pulled up well after the KrisFlyer and he deserves a break now. I will bring him back for the Kranji Mile and the Raffles Cup instead."

The Group 1 Panasonic Kranji Mile over 1,600m on Oct 5 and the Group 1 Raffles Cup over 1,800m on Oct 26 are the first two legs of the Singapore Triple Crown series leading to the Group 1 Longines Singapore Gold Cup over 2,200m on Nov 16.