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Smart people can win four on the trot

SMART PEOPLE, unbeaten in his last three outings, geared up for a strong claim in Saturday's Malaysia Three-Year-Old Championship 2014 Final over 1,400m with a dazzling workout at Sungei Besi yesterday.

Taken out by jockey Lou Ho, the three-year-old Australian gelding by Duke Of Marmalade cantered one round and than easily beat stablemate Silver Dollar in a 600m trial to clock 36.5sec. The going was good.

Smart People, who arrived unraced in February last year, has three wins in six outings. He made it a hat-trick, beating Ace Surprise in the Malaysia Three-Year-Old Championship 2014 over 1,200m in Kuala Lumpur in May to qualify for a berth in the final on Saturday.

Trained by Frank Maynard, Smart People has made further headway and should strike again on Saturday.

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED FOR SATURDAY

Malaysia 3YO Championship -

1,400m: Smart People cantered one round and then went better than Silver Dollar in 36.5. Hot Aristocrat thrashed Due Home (Maiden - 1,200m) by nine lengths to clock 35.5. Torrecampo canter/39.9. Ace Surprise (Firdaus) 36.2, looking well.

Metro C - 1,200m: Dictator 38.4. Wild West Willy 38.7. Happy Amigo canter/40. Vagabond 35.8, keenly.

Metro C - 1,200m: Conflience canter/38.8. Mr Epic canter/36.2, looking fit. King Faalcon canter/43.2. Only Thumbs Up canter/40.2. Salahaddin 36.2, impressively. Barrier practice: Big Sequalo (Doyle) 36.2.

Metro D - 1,500m: Alacarte canter/43.2. Confrere canter/39. Admiral Robert canter/39.1.

Metro D - 1,500m: Prairie Pride (AK Lim) 36.1. Cavorting canter/39. Indian Rock canter/40. Amongst The Stars (Denes) canter/42.1. Barrier practice: Unme 35.5.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Uptheante canter/39.1. Confleur canteer/38.8. Jet Ace 36.7. Plenty In Hand (SU Lim) 39.7. Jaliette 43.5. Black Coffee canter/39.8.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Encosta Farina 40.3. Makemeamillion canter/38.7. Lucky Lamborgini 39.6. Perfect Fixer (Bonilla) 43.1. Major Surprise canter/42.6.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Blue Delago (Lou Ho) canter./40.1. City Lights (Liew) canter/41.6. Jai Extreme (Lou Ho) canter/36.5. Sharp Shooter canter/40.

Maiden - 1,200m: Be Smart canter/40. Old Friends 41.2. Zac Flamboyant went better than Nine Ten (Open - 1,200m) 37.4.

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED FOR SUNDAY

Class 4 - 1,600m: Wind Of Success canter/38.1. Jack Bauer canter/36.6. Providence canter/36.

Class 4 - 1,600m: Samurai Phoenix (Salee) canter/36. Drogba canter/34.9, improved. Divine Power (Salee) canter/35. Mogan's Pride 41. Honest Beng canter/35.3. Liuzzi (M Leong) canter/37.3. Turningold canter/38.2.

Class 5 - 1,100m: Kendary canter/36.6. Triple Coin canter/36.5. Boss Cat (HK Cheng) 35.2.

Class 5 - 1,100m: Black Ahead 39.4. Honest Man (How Yang) 36.

Class 5 - 1,100m: Small Tiger canter/36. Decisive 38.9. Cash Man 38.

Class 5 - 1,600m: Mr Lucky canter/38.2. Idealistic Moment canter/37, looking well. Yousingwedance (Eirwan) canter/41.5. Syce Cracker canter/37.6. Ace Amigo 38.1. Evertrust canter/37. Thestarishere (Khairil) canter/41.2, improved. Lazaroo (Shafrizal) 39.6. Dalmation 38.

Class 5 - 1,600m: Coconut (M Leong) canter/36.4. La Familia canter/35.9. Perhaps canter/41. Little Giant (Shafrizal) 41.

Maiden - 1,200m: Perfect Predator canter/34. Lucky Cat (How Yang) 40.4. Yes Madam (Razali) canter/43.8. Lee's Melody canter/39.6. Captain Ready 38. - NST.