WAYNE HILLIS REFUSES TO CONCEDE DEFEAT TO THE BRILLIANT TE AKAU SHARK IN WEDNESDAY’S COUPLANDS MILE.

WAYNE HILLIS REFUSES TO CONCEDE DEFEAT TO THE BRILLIANT TE AKAU SHARK IN WEDNESDAY’S COUPLANDS MILE.

The Shark is quoted at $1.50, Hillis’ Livin’g On A Prayer is offering $6.

“Wish I had got him at 14s,”: said  trainer Hillis..

While Hillis has a healthy  respect for the Shark, he feels his  teeth aren’t as sharp they   could be.

While Livin’ On A Prayer had a 1000 tune-up in the 1000m Pegasus on Saturday, Te Akahu Shark hasn’t raced since  early October/.

“My horse came through his race in good nick,” said Hillis, who also has Watch This Space entered.He was fourth in the race last year.

“Punters have overlooked him. He is something of a forgotten horse.”

The closest Hillis has got to winning the race was a third for   Sterling Prince behind Mufhasa  in 2008.

It will be Livin’ On A Prayer’s jockey Cameron  Lammas’ first ride in the race.

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