Being the most inexperienced runner and drawing out wide at barrier No. 8 are not insurmountable problems for star New Zealand-bred five-year-old Ana Malak, who will be appearing at Gloucester Park for just the fourth time when he contests the Group 2 $50,000 J. P. Stratton Cup on Friday night.
Punters take heed - backing Bettor Reward in the opening event at Gloucester Park on Friday night will give you a great start to the evening’s proceedings.
Fifteen months ago, the highly-regarded New Zealand-bred gelding American Brave broke down when having his second start in a race in Australia and harness racing fans are anxiously awaiting his return to action when he contests the Smallgoods Special Pace over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Eight times WA premier trainer Ross Olivieri has nine runners at Gloucester Park on Friday night, and he declares all are each-way prospects, with stable newcomer Queen Shenandoah the best winning hope, despite drawing out wide at barrier eight in the 2130m Meat Me At The Post Pace.
New Zealand-bred square-gaiter Im Not Eyre gave a faultless exhibition of trotting when he coasted to victory in a 2185m mobile event at Pinjarra on Monday afternoon and part-owner and trainer-driver Jocelyn Young is confident the eight-year-old can produce a similar effort in a 2503m stand at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Young star reinsman Michael Grantham is looking forward keenly to driving Braeview Bondi at his Gloucester Park debut, in the 2536m Coppa Kabana Pace on Friday night, declaring that the Victorian-bred five-year-old had the ability to measure up to city racing.
Ryan Warwick and Morgan Woodley, who share the distinction of having driven six winners on a program in Western Australia, will clash in the $30,000 Parliamentarians Cup over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Polemarker Vampiro looks like returning to winning form at Gloucester Park on Friday night, according to the majority of WA Trotting Media Guild members.
Veteran reinsman Colin Brown has been engaged to drive Vampiro in the $25,000 Howard Porter Memorial over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night and leading trainers Greg and Skye Bond are hoping that the six-year-old will give them their first victory in the long-standing feature event after third placings with Phoenix Warrior in 2016 and Simply Susational the following year.