William's Surpass is seeking change of luck

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 October, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 October, 1998, 12:00am

You're entitled to some fancy odds and you're sure to get them if you give the criminally unlucky William's Surpass another chance in the featured Japan Racing Association Trophy.

The David Hayes-trained four-year-old kept the stewards busy at his seasonal reappearance on September 26 when stable jockey Basil Marcus was starved of a run inside the final 200 metres after having torrid time of it in transit.

That was course and distance and his 11th placing was far better than it appears on paper.

He would not have bothered the winner, Fairy King Prawn, who does look top-drawer material, but he would have finished much closer than the seven and a quarter lengths of the official margin. Make no mistake, this is a competitive Classes One and Two contest and Marcus has opted for stablemate and impressive griffin graduate Cheers Win, but William's Surpass remains a live hope and could go off at a silly price.

It's value that we're after and William's Surpass should provide that through the quinella and tierce pools with claimer Peter Y. S. Wong in the plate.

He should be included along with the fancied bottom pair, Winning Fever and Marquee Universal, and stablemate Cheers Win.