Yesterday two hacks fought out the finish of the 1800m Group 2 $0.5M WFA Hill Stakes.
Neither of these nags had performed at anything like this level previously, despite having had 66 starts between them.
The winner's best performance, in 34 starts, was a $126K listed race (with 53kg) and the runner-up's best, in 32 starts, was a BM90.
In their wake were Group 1, 2 & 3 winners & placegetters -
Sense of Occasion - .1L 2nd in a G2 Brisbane Cup, 2.3L 5th in a G1 Metropolitan, 1st in a G2 Villiers, 4L 3rd in a G1 Doncaster, 1st in a G1 Doomben Cup.
Havana Cooler - 2.2L 3rd in a G1 Metropolitan, 2.6L 3rd in a G3 Lexus, 1st in a G3 Doncaster Prelude, 1.8L 3rd in a G3 JRA Plate.
Macintosh - 1st in a G3 Rough Habit, 1st in a G3 Grand Prix, 1st in a G2 Theo Marks, 0.3L 3rd in a G1 Epsom, 1.4L 4th in a G1 Cantala, 3.75L 4th in a G1 Railway.
Maurus - .5L 2nd in a G3 Kingston Town, 1.8L 5th in a G1 Doomben Cup, 1st in a L Ipswich Cup, 3L 2nd in a G3 JRA Cup, 1L 3rd in a G2 Hollindale.
Spectroscope - 1st in a G3 Doncaster Prelude.
Perfect Rhyme - 2nd in a G3 Adrian Knox, 2nd in a G1 ATC Oaks.
Despite these glaring form disparities, no action has been taken against any of the participants in this farce.