GLASSEY Miss - aided with a brilliant ride by jockey Harry Coffey - won the $40,000 Koroit Cup at Warrnambool on Sunday.
The Symon Wilde-trained Glassey Miss hung on to beat stablemate Nordic Symphony by a long neck in the feature race on the eight event program.
Wilde said Glassey Miss and Nordic Symphony appreciated weight drops on their recent races.
"Winning the Koroit Cup with Glassey Miss is a great result," he told The Standard.
"I've got a lot of my old schoolmates and footy teammates in the ownership of her. Glassey Miss and Nordic Symphony had been carrying big weights in restricted races.
"We've jumped up in class today but the trick is they dropped in the weights. I'm sure that's why both of them ran so well today."
Glassey Miss took her stake earnings to more then $150,000 with her win in the 1700 metre race.
Popular racing identity Luke Williams, who holds a dual training and jockey licence won his first race as a trainer when Young Lucas won a maiden plate over 1700 metres.
"It's my first win as a trainer and I'm over the moon," he said.
"I've only got three horses in work but there another 13 there that we're pre-training or breaking in. The win makes all the hard work and the long hours worthwhile. It's about time Young Lucas won a race.
"He's been unlucky in some of those races. I've got to give a special mention to my wife Brooke - she does a sensational job and I've got to also give credit to our jockey John Allen. It was a very good ride by him."
Warrnambool race again on January 20. The feature race at that meeting is the $40,000 Port Fairy Cup.
Glassey Miss was the first leg of a winning double for the Wilde stables after Thunder Point won the last on the card.
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