Horse Racing

DON WEHBY – Diamond Mile on the cards for Hilly's Halo

Observer staff reporter

Friday, August 31, 2018

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Following Hilly's Halo impressive performance in the $1 million Purewater Trophy at Caymanas Park on Sunday (August 26, 2018) to register her fourth consecutive win, owner Don Wehby said that participation in the most lucrative local race — the Diamond Mile — must be on the cards for his foreign invader.

Bred by Kantharof out of the Halo's Image mare Halo Jezabelle, Hilly's Halo won the Overnight Allowance event by two-and-a-quarter lengths beating Dysfunctional and Dontae in that order. Hilly's Halo completed seven furlongs in a fast 1:24.0.

“Running in the Diamond Mile, I don't know. I mean, that is something for the trainer to decide. But I have noticed he [Gary Subratie] has been carefully stretching her ( Hilly's Halo) out slowly.

“This race was at seven furlongs as she was coming from six furlongs to six-and-a-half and so let's see what he does next. One mile is one mile but she won so impressively, I don't see why not, that [Diamond Mile] must be on the cards,” Wehby told the Supreme Racing Guide.

Dane Dawkins was asked again to do the riding honours and guided the chestnut filly to her biggest win to date.

Hilly's Halo went through approaching the final bend and was never to be caught. Although Dysfunctional and Donate were coming hard in deep stretch, the winner was well gone, not to be stopped.

“We are very happy that she [ Hilly's Halo] won her fourth consecutive race and when you look at the time of 1:24 flat it is very pleasing and so we are all happy. It was a fantastic performance. We really recognised her class when she ran 1:10.4 going six furlongs a few weeks ago. She is up to Open Allowance and let us see how she handles it,” said Wehby.

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