TRAINER Lawrie Fownes lost two horses yesterday and hard-hit Bruce Hutchison, as expected, said farewell to four more from his stable. Fownes, who is having his best season in 14 years, lost New Zealand import Win's A Gift and low-grade stayer Simple Mind, who are both raced in the same interests. ''It's disappointing, there is no other way I can put it. Not so much the horses as they were not superstars but I have had the owner with me for quite some time. ''He is also getting a private purchase griffin from America by Irish River,'' added Fownes. The two horses plus the PPG are moving to Patrick Biancone, who also took delivery of another galloper yesterday. The former handy griffin Partner, trained by Chris Cheung Ting-pong, has moved to the French trainer after several disappointing performances. Partner produced one tremendous win in his griffin year but has rarely lived up to expectations since then. Hutchison, hit by the defection of four horses to Ivan Allan two days previously, saw the other four go to the same trainer yesterday. The disappointing Zaiwin and Zaitech joined the exodus and the trainer also lost the maiden Captive Trick along with Duet Danseurs, with whom he has won two races. Hutchison has seen almost a quarter of his stable go in a few days but was taking it all in his stride last night. ''I knew they were going with the other lot so there was nothing I was going to be able to do about that. ''I have had a number of telephone calls in the last couple of days from people offering me good wishes and there may be some coming my way. That would certainly be welcome,'' said the Australian. Meanwhile, jockey Declan Murphy's appeal against a four-meeting ban for careless riding in the controversial King Prawn inquiry will be heard at Happy Valley on Monday. Murphy, retained by trainer Geoff Lane, was on Morning Patrol and was adjudged to have caused the interference that led to the fall of King Prawn and a broken collar bone for French rider, Gerald Mosse. However, Murphy has vehemently protested that he was not the direct cause of the interference and is being legally advised.