Enigmatic five-year-old King of Swing has won only once from his past 14 starts, but he looks the winner of the $50,000 J. P. Stratton Cup over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night after drawing the prized No. 1 barrier.
Bletchley Park and The Dali Express are two horses singled out by members of the WA Trotting Media Guild as good things for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park.
Astute Henley Brook trainer Mike Reed landed a double with Bletchley Park and Arma Indie last Friday night and he is bubbling with confidence about repeating the dose with the brilliant four-year-olds at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Stylish stallion Walkinshaw ended a losing sequence of 12 when he overcame an awkward barrier at No. 6 to score a dashing victory over 2130m last Friday night. And reinsman Aldo Cortopassi is enthusiastic about the New Zealand-bred seven-year-old’s ability to repeat the dose in the Leading Tipster Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Promising six-year-old Space Junk, crippled by a fractured pelvis 14 months ago, is on the way to developing into a contender for the rich summer feature events, including the Fremantle and WA Pacing Cups.
Excellent performances at his past two starts have convinced trainer-reinsman Nathan Turvey that Simba Bromac will prove hard to beat in the $25,000 Media Guild Cup over 2536m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
In last week’s column we sang the praises of Matt Young for tipping the card at a recent Saturday night meeting at Bunbury. What we didn’t report was that The West Australian’s Ernie Manning also tipped the card at the same meeting.
Maddison Brown, fresh from driving Highly Flammable to an easy victory at Gloucester Park on Tuesday night, is looking forward to handling stablemate Ideal One in the 2536m TABtouch Pace on Friday night.