After two runners-up berths on the day, the Duncan Howells/Muzi Yeni combination finally went one better in the last at Scottsville on Wednesday as Muzi rode a superb race on the favourite High Altar, the highly-strung filly completing a winning hat-trick.
Towards the rear of a big field after a tardy start, High Altar had a mountain to climb approaching the 400m mark as Muzi hunted for a gap. When it finally came, he was quick to pounce and High Altar responded smartly. However, Hannahs Answer looked to have pinched a winning lead before Muzi switched his stick to his left and High Altar gave another kick to win going away.
It was another excellent win and a superb training feat by Duncan as High Altar is not the easiest. Good luck to Vanashree & Anant Singh, Brett Walker & Backworth Stud.