Bar Shoes Help Disco Under Fire
The decision of owner-trainer Giles Inwood, in consultation with his farrier, to fit bar shoes on the front feet of Disco Under Fire is paying handsome dividends.
The WA-bred seven-year-old is no longer affected by foot soreness and he notched his second all-the-way victory in the space of five days when Gary Hall Jnr drove him to a comfortable victory in the 2503m Retravision, We Love Our Customers Handicap at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Disco Under Fire, favourite at $1.70 after his easy win at Pinjarra on Monday afternoon, relishes standing-start events and he impressed in covering the final 800m in 57.2sec.
However, it was not all plain sailing, with Hall revealing that the gelding took a while to get his mind on the job.
“He had trouble in switching on and he also was distracted when he had a good look at a horse (Gonzos Shadow) who had been pulled up early in the race and was on the outside of the track,” Hall said.
Disco Under Fire has been an honest performer and has a record of 105 starts for ten wins and 42 placings for earnings of $95,466.