Lucky Lord can answer prayers

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 April, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 April, 1998, 12:00am

Long-serving Bruce Hutchison looks to have landed a very useful recruit in the shape of Lucky Lord (56-1).

The six-year-old was having his first start for the stable after moving from the care of Tony Cruz and he really caught the eye by running into third under Glen Boss in the 1,650-metre Class Three nightcap that went the way of Wonderful Winners.

Strangely, Cruz had trained the Doyoun gelding to his first local win at his last appearance in January only to lose him to Hutchison.

But he has kept his form and made steady headway throughout without ever really threatening to make the quinella spot. He went off at a huge price considering his recent form and looks one to stay the right side of until the end of the season.

Earlier, the Peter B.K. Ng-trained Really The Best (24-1) produced a better effort when sixth in the Class Five third event won on protest by Big Treasure. The four-year-old Roi Danzig gelding was worse than midfield early under English ace Alan Munro before asked for an effort from the Rock.