Racing: Warhorse is truly tougher than ever

Racing: Warhorse is truly tougher than ever
A capture of a horse race.

He will be some racehorse to watch when he finally shows up in a race at Kranji. But, for now, we have got to enjoy what we see at the trials.

After all, it's not every day that we get to see a Diamond Stakes winner in action or, for that matter, a runner who placed third in the Sires Produce.

But that's WARHORSE for you. A three-time winner in New Zealand before being flown out here to excite Kranji fans.

Warhorse raced as TOUGHER THAN EVER for Tang Wing Fei of Jupiter Stable and was off the board in just three of his 13 starts.

Now a four-year-old and sent to the trials yesterday, he showed some of that NZ form when he won over the 1,000m in 61.69sec.

In fairness, he could have gone faster - if the plan was to set the Polytrack ablaze - but it was still heartening to see him dig in and tough it out when challenged by BRAHMS & LISZT over the concluding stages.

Back to his NZ record, Warhorse ran second on debut as a two-year-old. He was unplaced the next time at the races but quickly opened his account in the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes over 1,200m at Ellerslie.

That was in January last year. Two months later, in March, he won the Diamond Stakes - a NZ$152,000 (S$153, 000) race.

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