Has No Fear Has No Peer
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.
“It’s a suitable draw at barrier five and hopefully we can find the front,” said Boyanup trainer Justin Prentice. “She is really versatile, but we would like to lead if we can.”
Gary Hall Jnr will again be in the sulky behind Has No Fear, a $20,000 yearling who won for the fifth time from 16 starts when she enjoyed an ideal passage, one-out and one-back, before making a fast move at the 450m mark to burst to the front 300m from home and race away to win a prelude by two lengths from the pacemaker Soho Interceptor on Tuesday of last week.
Soho Interceptor, trained at Hopeland by Glenn Elliott began from barrier six before dashing to the front after 300m when she went on to win by a half-length from Has No Fear in last year’s Sales Classic for two-year-old fillies.
Soho Interceptor is the sole back-line runner in Friday night’s race and she looms as the chief danger to Has No Fear. She will be handled by her regular reinsman Shannon Suvaljko.
Kirsten, a $30,000 yearling who will be driven by Madeleine Young for Pinjarra trainer Matt Saw, fared badly in the random draw and faces a very hard task from the outside (No. 9) barrier. She started from barrier one in last week’s prelude and trailed the pacemaker Soho Interceptor before battling on to be a well-beaten third behind Has No Fear.
She led and won convincingly from Torpedo Rock and Minimum Wage over 2258m in much weaker company at Albany at her previous outing.
Delightfull, a Bettors Delight filly bred, owned and trained by Kevin Charles, is the most experienced runner in the field, with 23 starts for one win, five seconds and three thirds. She will be driven by Charles’s elder son Hayden and has place prospects from the No. 3 barrier. She worked hard in the breeze before scoring an easy win from Independence Rose over 2190m at Northam four starts ago.