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Perseus was one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology and he was a noted slayer of monsters.

Six-year-old New Zealand-bred pacer Heez Our Perseus reared his head and slayed the talented four-year-old Mighty Ronaldo in the 2130m Imperial Finance Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Mighty Ronaldo was the $1.60 favourite and was hailed the winner when he dashed past the pacemaker Dominus Factum 460m from home and set sail for home. However, he just failed to hold out Heez Our Perseus, the third favourite at $8.10 who had enjoyed an ideal trip in the one-out, one-back position before finishing determinedly to snatch victory by a head.

“I’m pretty lucky, really,” said Maddison Brown after her perfect drive behind Heez Our Perseus, who is prepared by champion trainer Gary Hall snr. “I don’t get a lot of drives, but the drives I do get are mostly horses with a chance.”

Heez Our Perseus was great value following his recent good form when racing against top-flight pacers of the calibre of Miracle Moose, Magnificent Storm, Ideal Agent and Machnificent.

“He has always had ability, but didn’t try too hard,” said Brown. “We now seem to have him trying, and he is showing what he can do.”

Brown owns Heez Our Perseus in partnership with Karen Hall and Glen Moore, and the Alta Christiano gelding is proving a good buy for his owners who purchased him for $15,000 12 months ago. His 20 starts for his new owners have resulted in six wins, four seconds and two thirds for stakes of $66,541.

Brown has formed a good association with Heez Our Perseus, having driven him seven times for two wins, two seconds and a third placing.

Heez Our Perseus is the second foal out of the Elsu mare Sweet Perrier, whose first foal Sweet N Fast is now racing in Canada where he has won five times and been placed another 18 times from 63 starts. Sweet N Fast raced 39 times in WA in 2018 and 2019 for 12 wins and seven placings.