In youth we learn; in age we understand. That could well be the message to Hayden King, the newest and youngest member of the WA Trotting Media Guild.
Hall of Fame trainer Gary Hall Snr has no hesitation in declaring Im Themightyquinn as the best horse he has prepared. The retired champion won 58 races, including three Inter Dominion Championships and earned $4,567,456 in prizemoney.
Shannon Suvaljko, who will represent Western Australia along with Gary Hall Jnr at the Australian Drivers’ Championship at Globe Derby Park on November 3, has a drive in all ten events at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Sparks are likely to fly in the early stages of the $22,000 Fred Doy Memorial at Gloucester Park on Friday night when polemarker Mister Versace and veteran pacer Sokys Big Bullet are expected to be locked in a battle for the early lead.
Astute Byford trainer David Thompson holds a strong hand in the opening event at Gloucester Park on Friday night with three runners in the 2130m Retravision Westbred Pace and in-form young reinsman Dylan Egerton-Green has given punters a valuable lead by choosing to drive Liam Neil in preference to stablemates in preference to Whoswhointhezoo and Our Perkins.
Ace reinsman Mark Reed will be reunited with veteran pacer Tanaka Eagle at Gloucester Park on Friday night and owner-trainer Reg Phillips is bubbling with confidence, declaring that the sprightly eight-year-old will win the Electrolux Pace and end a losing sequence of 17, which includes just one placing.
Chicago Bull has his final start in WA on Friday night at Gloucester Park in the $50,000 J P Stratton Cup (2130m) before heading east for an ambitious campaign that includes the Victoria Cup, the New Zealand Cup and the Inter Dominion series.
An eye-catching performance at Gloucester Park on Tuesday night by veteran pacer Lot Twenty One was a strong pointer to a return to the winning list.
Lightly-raced gelding Suspicious Life is poised for a powerful first-up performance in the 2536m Retravision As Local As You Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
He will start from the No. 4 barrier on the front line and Banjup trainer-reinsman Dylan Egerton-Green is planning to set the pace at his first outing for 16 weeks.