Horse Racing

Four on the trot for Hilly's Halo

Observer writer

Friday, August 31, 2018

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After destroying three-year-old company on last, the improving imported filly Hilly's Halo (Dane Dawkins) continued to show local opposition a clean pair of heels. This was after stepping up to Overnight Allowance company for the first time and there she registered her fourth win on the trot.

Showing abundant signs of being a reservoir of much promise, Hilly's Halo posted a decent time of 1:24.0 minutes flat to capture Division II of the Purewater Trophy amongst multiple winners in Overnight Allowance company.

Hilly's Halo was also winning her first senior trophy race on local soil from nine starts.

Owned by Oakridge Farms and bred by Wayne McFarlane, trainer Gary Subratie said after the distinguishing run: “The time is encouraging but we are just going to take it stage by stage. We are looking at a race coming up shortly, an Open Allowance race, and we will see what she does there. Then her mettle will be truly tested as she will be going up against multiple winners, in other words, some very seasoned horses. She has shown that she has some quality and will be prepared to continue her progress and we will see how she does as we continue to monitor her climb through the ranks. Talk about the Diamond Mile is much too early as I believe that you start earning for that big race at the Overnight Allowance level. Nevertheless, we will be certainly trying to get a starting stall for Hilly's Halo in the Diamond Mile come December. Let's wait and see.”

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