Luck Changes Everything

After running a luckless sixth in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, which was won by stablemate Stratum Star, Glen Boss and Lucky Hussler were out to prove a point.

Although he was carrying the top weight of 58kg, he was meeting the field so much better in the than weights than his previous start.

“He had no luck the other day and he is meeting them all better at weights and stepping up to the mile,” said a bullish Boss prior to the race.

With nothing but confidence for the horse, Boss was able to deliver the stable a second Group 1 Toorak Handicap, with Trust In A Gust winning the race last year.

Boss settled Lucky Hussler just off midfield on the rails and at one stage he only had two horses behind him in the 17 horse field. At the 600m mark, he was able to get off the rail and get to the outside where he had a lap full of horse underneath him.

After getting into a bit of a bumping duel around the home bend, he was full of running, going on to win by just over a length with Boss standing high in the irons prior to the post, showing just how easy the win was.

Weir was full of praise for the horse after the exciting win, “It was a great win and he got into a bit of a bustling duel on the corner too, so to the horses credit he stuck it out great.”

Lucky Hussler will now be set for the Group 1 Emirates Stakes at the end of the Spring Carnival, but not before contesting the Group 2 Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day.

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