Liberty Island just misses at Murwillumbah

May 07, 2018

Grand Syndicates' Gold Coast-based Liberty Island went down swinging in the $20,000 Mooball Cup (Race 2-1530m) at Murwillumbah today.

The Bruce Hill-trained six-year-old, who was ridden by stable apprentice Jag Guthmann-Chester, was having his second run back from a break and looked the winner when heading the well-fancied Future Event with 200 metres to go, however, he couldn't quite sustain the effort and was forced to settle for second, beaten a long head on the line.

► WATCH: Liberty Island brave in defeat

With further improvement still in store for Liberty Island, it looks like another successful campaign coming up and more fun for his connections.