Western Australia’s superstar pacer Chicago Bull will break fresh ground when he makes his first appearance in a standing-start event, in a $17,000 stand over 2200m at Auckland’s Alexandra Park on Friday night.
New Zealand-bred seven-year-old Extreme Prince has started from the prized No. 1 barrier four times in Western Australia for four second placings. He will start from barrier one in the 2130m Mondo’s Butchers and Delicatessen Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night and has bright prospects of breaking through for an overdue win for Hall of Fame trainer Gary Hall Snr and young driver Lauren Jones.
Like A Dame was an extremely modest performer on the racetrack, but she has proven to be one of the State’s finest broodmares. The seven of her progeny to have raced have won 86 races and notched 116 placings and carrying on the good work is five-year-old Kerrin Joseph, who looks a great winning chance in the Siciliani Association of WA Westbred Pace over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Eleven years ago astute trainer Mike Reed and his son, reinsman Mark Reed, combined to win the Parliamentarians Cup with 12/1 chance Capitol V, who led all the way and beat De Galdearno and Hilton Adonis in the 2503m stand.
It”s a mixed bag of best bets for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park from the members of the WA Trotting Media Guild.
Veteran mare Sea Me Smile has turned the corner and excellent efforts at her past two outings suggest that she has sound prospects of ending an eight-month drought and breaking a losing sequence of 31 when she contests the $20,000 Life Is On With Clipsal Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Byford schoolgirl Emily Suvaljko celebrated her 18th birthday in style on Tuesday afternoon by giving a perfect exhibition in the sulky to land Bettor Bling a stylish winner over the odds-on favourite and pacemaker Life To The Max in C1-class mobile event.
Star trainer-reinsman Colin Brown was mystified and at his wit’s end earlier this year when speedy pacer Maxentius faded and finished last in consecutive runs at Northam and Bunbury.