Busselton horseman Aaron Beckett has been rewarded for his outstanding form for owner-trainer Barry Howlett at the recent Albany carnival by gaining the drive behind the bold-striding Talktomeurmattjesty in the $25,000 Intersport Slater Gartrell Free-For-All at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Hall of Fame trainer Gary Hall Snr has lavished praise on big New Zealand-bred colt Major Trojan and has no hesitation in declaring him one of the best three-year-olds he has prepared even better than superstar $1 million champions Beaudiene Boaz and Chicago Bull.
The Nathan Turvey-trained and driven Livura seems a good way for punters to start the night on a winning note at Gloucester Park on Friday night, according to members of the WA Trotting Media Guild.
Remarkably, New Zealand-bred seven-year-old Livura has drawn the prized No. 1 barrier only once in his first 63 starts in mobile events in Western Australia.
Star Boyanup trainer Justin Prentice has high hopes that Rocknroll Lincoln will maintain his superb form and win the $50,000 Direct Trades Supply Four and Five-Year-Old Championship over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Brilliant Trotsynd raced filly Has No Fear is set to make amends for her narrow defeat in last year’s Sales Classic for two-year-old fillies by winning the three-year-old version of the www.DTSWA.com.au Sales Classic at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Talented colt Shockwave, relegated to second in three Group 1 events for two-year-olds last year, is on target to break through for his first feature victory, according to his trainer Ryan Bell.
Before we launch into this week’s thoughts from the WA Trotting Media Guild for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park, three members deserve an honourable mention - The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, longshot guru Pat Harding and our youngest member, budding racecaller Hayden King.
Champion reinsman Gary Hall Jnr has given punters a massive lead by rejecting the drives behind consistent, in-form pacers Mistersandman, Dominate The Dojo and Mister Bushido and opting to handle Courage To Live in the $18,000 ww.gloucesterpark.com.au Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.