Misstiano ends Foley’s drought

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators “I thought it was never going to happen — the number of times going back home with a hard luck story,” said Mandurah butcher Ian Foley after his promising mare Misstiano had broken through for an overdue win at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Misstiano’s strong-finishing effort to…

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Olivieri praises Papinik

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Papinik, a lightly-raced gelding, gave further proof of his excellent potential when he was not extended in scoring an effortless victory in the 2130m Garrard’s Horse And Hound Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Trainer Ross Olivieri was delighted with his win at a 1.55 rate in…

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Floewriter following Handsandwheels

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Highly-promising colt Floewriter has inherited much of the ability of his close relation Handsandwheels, and he is developing into a strong candidate for the WA Derby in May. Floewriter, trained and driven by Aiden de Campo, was wonderful value at $13.90 from out wide at barrier eight in…

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Four in a row for Orlando Blue

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Mundijong trainer Michael Young has Orlando Blue racing in peak form, and the WA-bred four-year-old stretched his winning sequence to four when he gave another bold frontrunning display to score a narrow victory in the 2536m Direct Trades Supply Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Shannon Suvaljko…

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Egerton-Green lands a double

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Talented young reinsman Dylan Egerton-Green completed a double at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he drove $5.30 chance Shadow Roll to an easy victory in the 2130m Mondo Doro Smallgoods Pace. This followed his success earlier in the program when Ideal Agent won a heat of the…

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Arma Einstein is getting better

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Ace trainer-reinsman Colin Brown has cured many of Arma Einstein’s problems, and the WA-bred four-year-old is developing into a good, reliable performer. Arma Einstein, the $1.80 favourite, gave an excellent example of his sit-sprint ability when he was tenth at the bell before he finished powerfully to win…

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Double Up scores at long odds

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators New Zealand-bred five-year-old Double Up went into the first qualifying heat of the Etch Coatings Nights of Thunder at Gloucester Park on Friday night having started favourite at ten of his 13 appearances in WA and at odds-on in eight of those events. He was drawn on the…

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Ideal Agent repeats the dose

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Up-and-coming star Ideal Agent led and won by seven lengths from Ragazzo Mach last Friday week. But in the second heat of the Intersport Slater Gartrell Nights of Thunder at Gloucester Park on Friday night he was an $11.20 chance on the tote, with Ragazzo Mach the hot…

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Vampiro highlights Bond stable’s night out

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Champion trainers Greg and Skye Bond, fresh from winning the trainers’ premiership with 165 winners last year, made a spectacular start to the 2022 season when spritely veteran Vampiro smashed the track record for 2130m in winning the $50,000 Pat Cranley Memorial at Gloucester Park on Friday night.…

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