20160205_btc_Discord WitchLadder leader on the Bunbury Turf Club’s 2015/16 Horse Of The Year award Discord Witch had to settle for a nose defeat in a stirring finish to the Penang Turf Club Trophy (Race 3-1200m) at Ascot on Saturday February 13.

The Peter and Matt Giadresco-trained four-year-old hit the front narrowly at the top of the straight, before going stride-for-stride with race leader and favourite She Rules All ($3.50 on TABtouch) over the final 200 metres, only to be edged out on the line in a head-bobber (click here to watch replay).

Discord Witch, who currently sits five points clear at the top of the BTC Horse Of The Year Award, was the first of two second placings for Team Giadresco with improving three-year-old All Settled finishing behind Barzinho in Race 5 on Saturday’s card. Peter and Matt have enjoyed some good results in recent months and are placed second behind Grant Williams on the BTC Trainer Premiership.