Run Liam Run In Battle For Horse Of The Year Honours

4
May

Run Liam Run needs to overcome a field of just three rivals in his bid to claim Albany’s Leading Horse of the Year.

The Passenger gelding has emerged as a real find for trainer Lyn Kiddle with four wins from five starts this season.

Only a short-head second to I See Luck on April 16 prevented Rum Liam Run from completing a flawless campaign.

I See Luck backed up and cemented the form line when he wore down to defeat Gigante at Belmont Park on Saturday.

Run Liam Run, with Takahide Ikenushi, meets Balavan, Zipabout and Sonny Biscay in the Albany Hotel Handicap (1242m).

Steve Wolfe has skipped clear to hold an unassailable lead over Paul Hunter in the Trainer’s premiership.

The canny horseman sits on 28 wins and is almost certain to add to his tally at Thursday’s final meeting.

King Closet, Acquitted, Kostyazilch, Tee Pee Cat and Barely A Cabernet look capable of extending his dominance.

Wolfe is 13 wins clear of Hunter and 18 ahead of third placegetter, Gary Delane.

Wolfe’s sidekick, Shaun McGruddy, who finished equal second to Ed Creighton last year, has improved to take home the Leading Rider title.

The experienced hoop has ridden 21 winners for the season and is six in front of Mitchell Pateman. Kyra Yuill is next with 13.

Pateman, on 15 wins, will take home Leading Apprentice from his cousin, Casey Hunter. Kate Fitzgerald will run third.

RWWA: Julio Santarelli