Monday, December 10 2012


Leah Gyarmati, winning trainer of Smooth Bert (No. 9): “I knew he could handle [an off track]. The first time at Saratoga at five furlongs was way too short, but he still handled the slop and came running and finished third. He’s a neat horse. He can probably do anything once he figures it all out. The longer, the better, and he has some speed if you want him to use it. He’s very athletic. He looks like a 5-year-old, but he’s not clumsy. He’s not one of those big horses where it takes a lot for him to get into himself. Right from the beginning, he’s been athletic.”

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