Alta Louisa overcomes setbacks

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Inexperienced four-year-old Alta Louisa defied death as a yearling when struck down by a severe attack of colic, and she then had to overcome further setbacks before being strong enough to race. She lined up for her 14TH start when she began from the outside of the back…

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Hit The Sky hits the mark

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators New Zealand-bred six-year-old Hit The Sky is proving a wonderful standing-start performer for Darling Downs trainer Amber Sparks and her partner, ace reinsman Aldo Cortopassi. Cortopassi took full advantage of a front-line draw, and the Mach Three gelding relished his pacemaking role to score an easy all-the-way victory…

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Manning runs well for Maddison

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Talented driver Maddison Brown has forged a wonderful association with WA-bred four-year-old Manning, who is proving a great bargain for a band of Trotsynd members. Brown gave a splendid exhibition in the sulky to land Manning, a $5.90 chance, an easy winner of the 2130m Channel 7 Pace…

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Burning Rubber charges home

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Experienced New Zealand-bred seven-year-old Burning Rubber bounced back to his best form when he overcame the disadvantage of starting from the outside barrier in the field of nine to score an exciting victory in the 2130m Mondo Doro Smallgoods Pace at Gloucester Park on Fiday night. The Mach…

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Alta Blues the first of Hall’s treble

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Up-and-coming star Alta Blues gave champion reinsman Gary Hall jnr the first leg of a treble at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he outclassed his rivals in the 2536m Allwood Stud Farm Pace. Hall, who has a substantial lead in the WA drivers’ premiership table, followed the…

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No trouble for See Ya Write

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Consistent New Zealand-bred four-year-old See Ya Write gave star reinsman Ryan Warwick an armchair drive when he was not extended in setting the pace and coasting to victory in the 2536m TABtouch Better Your Bet Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. A winner at four of his…

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Disco Under Fire proves his worth

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Eight-year-old gelding Disco Under Fire, described by his owner-trainer Giles Inwood as “just a battler,” ended a losing sequence of 17 when he gave a good frontrunning performance to win the 2130m Nova 93.7 Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Though he had managed just two placings…

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Whatabro breaks through

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Former successful South Australian pacer Whatabro, placed at five of his first six starts in Western Australia, broke through for his first win in the State when he scored an excellent victory in the 2130m West Australian Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Second fancy at $3.30,…

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Always An Angel’s successful return

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Smart filly Always An Angel made a successful return to racing after a 14-week absence when she scored a narrow victory in the 2130m Cowden Limited The Insurance Brokers Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “We were planning to take her and Mighty Ronaldo for feature events…

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Perfect Major relieves Olivieri’s woes

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators A fighting victory by Perfect Major at Gloucester Park on Friday night proved a perfect panacea for star trainer Ross Olivieri’s woes as he recuperated at home after surgery earlier in the week to mend his troublesome right shoulder. Olivieri, an eight-time West Australian premiership trainer and a…

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