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Master Of Hall comes good

…trainer Fitzroy Glispie says he expects much more now

BY RUDDY ALLEN
Observer staff reporter

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

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A lot of negatives were said about Master Of Hall after his fifth-place finish on August 18 over seven furlongs (1,400m) as the 1-2 howling favourite. However, on Saturday, the Fitzroy Glispie trainee proved that he has more than just average ability.

In his first two career runs Master Of Hall was touted to be a good horse in the making, but the far-striding gelding, who made a belated start to his career, ran below par on last as Master Of Hall was expected to romp the race won by Gift Of Law in a time of 1:28.1 for seven furlongs (1,400 metres).

On Saturday Master Of Hall reignited the sparks in a dominating six-and-a-half length win going a mile (1,600m) ...and the tongues started to wag again.

Ridden by apprentice Oneil Scott, Master Of Hall ( Emperor HallNoassemblyrequired) was patiently held off the pace as Tradition (Dick Cardenas) blazed the trail ahead of Bindaredundat (Prince Holder) and Reggae Road (Shane Ellis).

Master Of Hall took his time to settle and slowly began rounding horses approaching the half-mile (800m) marker, and as soon as the field reached the final bend Master Of Hall was challenging for the lead.

Master Of Hall took over the lead at the top of the lane and turned on the pressure in deep stretch, leaving all behind as he surged to the wire.

The manner in which Master Of Hall accelerated at the top of deep stretch suggested a good middle or staying runner is on the horizon, as there is still more room for improvement.

Jacko Links (Wesley Henry) finished strong for second money with Bindaredundat in third place, as Reggae Road completed the frame.

The final of 1:40.3 came with splits of 24.1, 47.1 and 1:12.3.

“He [Master Of Hall} broke slowly from the starting gates and he was hurriedly ridden, and that had caused him not to run as expected the last time out.

“Today (Saturday), he was properly ridden by a rider who knows him and he made it look very easy in the end.

“Well, the performance was good and it was expected. Master Of Hall is a good horse and I expect a lot from him in the future,” Glispe said.

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