A BRILLIANT display of fencing by Half Moon Rising was the highlight of a well-attended Heywood Wood, Wine & Roses Cup meeting.
Carrying 74.5kg with Steven Pateman in the saddle, the rising 10-Y-O took the lead going into the paddock the first time and controlled the race from that point.
While half his rivals dissipated during the 3800m journey of the $20,000 WC & AC Miller Steeplechase, the Graeme Smith trained gelding continued to jump beautifully before careering away to an eight length victory.
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