No Trouble for Chicago Bull

Champion pacer Chicago Bull returned to his best form with a vengeance at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he overcame a wide draw at barrier eight and surged home from the rear to win the 2536m Vale Gavin Lang Free-For-All.

Favourite at $1.50, Chicago Bull was driven patiently by Gary Hall Jnr, who was content to settled the seven-year-old in last position in the field of ten as noted frontrunner Talktomeumattjesty set the pace with Im Soxy next on the pegs and followed along the inside by Im Full of Excuses and Dreamy Night, leaving El Jacko racing without cover in fifth place.

Chicago Bull moved to eighth with a lap to travel before surging forward, four wide at the 400m and hitting the front 150m later. With final quarters of 28.3sec. and 28.4sec., Chicago Bull won by just under a length from Im Full of Excuses, with Vultan Tin rattling home from last at the bell to finish third.

Chicago Bull, who rated 1.56.5, now has won 45 races and been placed 19 times from 70 starts for earnings of $1,773,632.