Book-end Wins for Lewis

Champion reinsman Chris Lewis got punters away to a flying start by winning the opening event at Gloucester Park on Friday night with Savvy Bromac, and he sent his legion of followers home in good spirits by landing Quick Stride a fast-finishing winner at $6.30 in the final event, the 2130m WA TAB Pace.

Quick Stride’s success completed a double for trainer Ross Olivieri, who prepared Perfect Major for his victory in the Preux Chevalier Pace earlier in the program.

Quick Stride started from the inside of the back line and Lewis eased the five-year-old off the pegs and into the one-wide line soon after the start. Quick Stride was eighth at the bell and he followed the three-wide run of Alta Rhett in the final circuit before going four wide on the home turn and surging to the front 100m from the post before scoring by just under a length from $6.50 chance Thereugo, who began speedily from barrier nine and set  the pace.

Quick Stride, bred and owned by Bob Fowler, has been a handy performer and has earned $80,309 from ten wins and eight placings from 45 starts.