Feb 09, 2015
A horse who does not always had the best of luck, Megamind was a deserved winner at Sale on Sunday - the four-year-old part of a good day for Nick Hall who celebrated a winning treble.
Often making things difficult for himself by jumping slowly, Megamind was as usual well back in the running of the benchmark 64 event.
Sneaking closer from the 1000m, Megamind ended up wide but being a big, scopey horse, he is at his best when given clear running and Hall allowed him to stride up into the race turning.
Swinging four wide into the straight, Megamind joined the leader with 150m to go and from there was strong to the line, drawing clear late to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
"I used to ride his half-sister Gail (pictured)," Hall recalled, adding that Megamind "is a similar sort of horse."
"I have him plenty of room and he tracked into it well - he is a chance to get out to further."
Also a half-brother to the handy Edgewood, Megamind was bred by Ken and Jenny Breese who races the son of Artie Schiller with Fraser Brown, Deane Lester and Robbie Griffiths.