Wildwest on target for Cups

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Talented five-year-old Wildwest is a virtual pacing novice with only 20 starts under his belt. But champion trainer Gary Hall snr declares that the Raging Bull gelding has the raw ability to match strides with the State’s best pacers in the rich Fremantle and WA Pacing Cups early…

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Machnificent is simply just that

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Byford part-owner and trainer Katja Warwick named the athletic little Mach Three colt Machnificent because of his handsome looks — and the $20,000 yearling continues to excel on the racetrack. Machnificent, the $1.40 favourite from barrier No. 1, revealed sparkling speed when he set a bold pace and…

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Disco Under Fire salutes at $102.60

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Hopeland trainer Giles Inwood outlaid $4000 to purchase Disco Under Fire in February 2020, and the eight-year-old Courage Under Fire gelding is proving an excellent bargain. Disco Under Fire caused an upset as the rank outsider at $102.60 when he stormed home from last to win the 2536m…

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Heez Our Perseus is too speedy

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators A flying start from barrier four by the New Zealand-bred five-year-old Heez Our Perseus paved the way for his all-the-way win in the 2536m Westral Windows Blinds Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.     The $1.20 favourite, driven by Gary Hall jnr, relaxed with opening quarters of…

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Queeninthecorner does it tough

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Sportswriter filly Queeninthecorner was surprisingly good value at $12.80 when she maintained her unbeaten record by scoring a fighting victory in the 1730m Westral Meshlock Security Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. She started out wide at barrier No. 7 and Shannon Suvaljko sent her forward with…

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Tokyo Joe overcomes tardy start

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Lightly-raced six-year-old Tokyo Joe overcame a poor start to score an easy win after he had broken into a gallop soon after the mobile barrier had sent the field on its way in the 2130m Westral Timber Shutters Trot at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Tokyo Joe settled…

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Mirragon a good second string

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Four-year-old Art Major gelding Mirragon gave a bold frontrunning display to win the 2536m Westral Meshlock Security Doors And Screens Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. His easy three-length victory over Alice Kay at a 1.58.8 rate showed that he has the potential to become a solid…

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Star Of Willoughby does the impossible

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Consistent three-year-old colt Star Of Willoughby unwound a remarkable late burst of speed to come from a seemingly impossible position to score an easy victory over the highly-regarded Gary Hall senior-trained youngsters Jumpingjackmac ($1.55 favourite) and Finvarra ($3) in the 2130m Westral Roller Shutters Pace at Gloucester Park…

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Back In Twenty off to Sydney

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Speedy frontrunner Back In Twenty celebrated his final appearance in Western Australia with another splendid all-the-way victory at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “I am sad to see him go,” said trainer Justin Prentice. “He’s fast-class level when he leads, and I expect him to go really good…

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Deiley praises Turvey and Suvaljko

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Karl Deiley, a newcomer to the sport of harness racing, lavished praise on trainer Nathan Turvey and young driver Emily Suvaljko after they had combined to score a dazzling victory in the $125,000 Westral Mares Classic at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Savvy Bromac, a New Zealand-bred four-year-old,…

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Reed lauds Five Bangles

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Astute trainer Mike Reed was delighted with the stylish first-up victory of Five Bangles at Gloucester Park on Tuesday of last week and is confident the filly will continue her winning ways when she contests the Westral Meshlock Security Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “She hadn’t…

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Majestic Courtney out to make amends

Ken Casellas | Photo: Ashlea Brennan Photography Former Victorian trotter Majestic Courtney was poised to make a successful West Australian debut four Fridays ago before he hit the off-side wheel of No Republic’s sulky 420m from home and broke into a gallop and dropped back to finish last. He is one of Wundowie trainer Bruce…

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