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New Zealand-bred six-year-old Heez Our Perseus ended a losing run of seven when he took full advantage of the No. 1 barrier and set the pace to score an easy victory in the 2536m Garrard’s Rio Cobra Sulky Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

In Greek mythology Perseus is a legendary hero and a slayer of monsters, and on Friday night it was Heez Our Perseus who put his rivals to the sword.

He was the $1.60 favourite who gave Maddison Brown an armchair drive as she guided him to victory by one and a half lengths over the $5.50 second fancy Robbie Rocket, who finished solidly from sixth at the bell.

Brown rated Heez Our Perseus (trained by Gary Hall Snr) perfectly and the gelding covered the final 1200m in 1min. 27.1sec. to give the opposition virtually no hope of overhauling him. The winner rated 1.57.1.

Heez Our Perseus, who was unplaced at four starts in New Zealand in September and October 2018, has had 47 starts in Western Australia for 12 wins and 11 placings.

He is by Alta Christiano and is the second foal out of the Elsu mare Sweet Perrier, who was unplaced at three starts in 2013 before being retired to the breeding barn.

Heez Our Perseus is a half-brother to Sweet N Fast, who has earned $226,161 from 21 wins and 31 placings from 114 starts. Sweet N Fast was placed at two of his five New Zealand starts before racing 39 times in WA for 12 wins and seven placings and then having 70 starts in Canada for nine wins and 22 placings.