Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild are hoping to provide some joy for punters during this difficult period at tomorrow night’s meeting at Gloucester Park.
Few horses in any code in recent years can boast such remarkable consistency as ten-year-old square-gaiter Lord Liam, whose clash with Mr Sundon, Tenno Sho and Rock Tonight in the $30,000 Mondo Doro Smallgoods Trotters Sprint over 1730m promises to be a highlight on the 11-event program at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Champion pacer Chicago Bull will resume racing after an absence of nine months and Hall of Fame trainer Gary Hall Snr said that the seven-year-old was ready for a strong first-up performance when he starts from out wide, at barrier eight in the $25,000 Direct Trades Supply Pace over 2536m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Handsome colt Lavra Joe will start from the outside barrier in a field of seven, but he has the ability to overcome this disadvantage and win the $18,000 Off The Track Pace for two-year-olds at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Champion reinsman Chris Lewis has given punters an important lead by choosing to drive Gotta Go Gabbana in the $50,000 Simmonds Steel Empress Stakes at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
New Zealand-bred four-year-old The Bird Dance resumed after a spell in style at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he set the pace and won a 2130m mobile event at a 1.56.9 rate.
Four-year-old mare Caruba, who finished a distant third in a 2130m event at Gloucester Park on Thursday afternoon racing in last place in a field of five before finishing 66 metres (22 lengths) behind the winner Ultimate Offer bounced back in style in a 2130m event on Friday night.
Vincenzo Peruggia, whose career was in grave doubt early in 2017 when he was suffering from badly bowed tendons and was off the scene for 20 months before making a successful return to racing, reappeared at Gloucester Park on Friday night after an absence of almost five months.