NO doubt Something Anything won the Villiers. Anybody with 20-20 vision, two magnifying glasses and a microscope can confirm it.
I am not saying he didn't win. All I am saying is I agree with Ray Murrihy that it is the closest finish I have seen where a winner has been declared. I have seen similar finishes where a dead heat has been declared.
You will know what I mean if you saw the photo finish on television or in The Sunday Telegraph.
You had to feel for the connections of the runner-up, Queensland visitor Hey Elvis and his trainer and jockey Bruce Hill and Paul Hammersley.
It was almost a triumphant return to Randwick for Hammersley, who went to Randwick Boys High and started his apprenticeship at headquarters with Graeme Rogerson. It was a triumphant return for Chris Munce and everybody in racing with a heart was delighted.
Word came through on Friday night that the new board of Racing NSW is comfortable with the decision to grant a licence to Munce and it is full speed ahead for the little bloke.
Nobody ever doubted Munce could ride - he has a Melbourne Cup, a Cox Plate and two Golden Slippers on his mantelpiece - but it is astounding how quickly he has slipped back into the winning groove.
Munce has only been back riding a week, but on returning to scale after the Villiers, he was not even puffing.
Part of the reason is during his time in Silverwater jail he linked up with a former Sydney football player who is a physical fitness junkie. Every morning during his 13 months inside Munce did a 75-minute cardio session with his mate, and then each afternoon they did a weights session.
"This bloke is the fittest person you have ever seen, he would never let you get ahead of him when you were running, but I really enjoyed it, it made me feel terrific," Munce said.