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Andrew Hughes
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I would agree with Steve that speed figures can be used to identify a false favourite. But in this particular case, KS is clearly an improver in the early stages of his career, who thrashed a supposedly faster rival out of sight, easing down in the process, with no apparent excuses for that rival.  That would at least cause me to question whether KS might be capable of producing even better speed figures than BoS even though he hasn’t yet (because he hasn’t needed to).

Then again, I am far from an expert in speed figures so would readily concede my opinion in these matters may not be as valid as some