Melanie Palmer’s Sahereca Gracious Gift (pictured) collected her HOYS ticket at Wellington, ridden by Melanie’s daughter, Cathy.

This home bred, home-produced, 8-year- is by Ottergayle and is Langarth Finale’s 7th foal.

“We nearly lost him as his dam suffered from colic when she was 7 months pregnant”, says Cathy.

“Qualifying for HOYS is absolutely incredible. We have been trying for years. After watching Search For A Star last year, we decided that it was something we needed to do and are thrilled,” said Melanie.

The other HOYS ticket went to Dellamae Theobold’s Highlander.

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