Flying Mister Ideal Ends Losing Run of Ten

New Zealand-bred five-year-old Flying Mister Ideal ended a losing sequence of ten when he started from the inside of the front line and set the pace before holding on to defeat the 50m backmarker As Happy As Larry by a head in the TABtouch Giddy Up Premium Form Pace over 2503m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

This was the Greg and Skye Bond-trained pacer’s first success since he led and beat The Kraken by three lengths in a 2130m mobile event at Gloucester Park on May 5 this year.

Flying Mister Ideal, second favourite at $3.30, was rated perfectly in front by premier reinsman Ryan Warwick, who made life tough for his opponents by increasing the tempo and with Flying Mister Ideal responding with final quarters of 28sec. and 28.6sec.

Stablemate J B Mauney started off 10m and was a solid $1.90 favourite. He raced in eighth position before Deni Roberts sent him forward with a three-wide burst approaching the bell. He fought on gamely to finish third.

Flying Mister Ideal, a winner at three of his 13 New Zealand starts, has raced 19 times in Western Australia for four wins and seven placings.