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West Australian-bred four-year-old Al Guerrero enhanced his reputation as one of the State’s best frontrunning pacers when he bowled along in front and was untroubled to win the 2130m Channel 7 Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Trained at Pinjarra by Kyle Anderson and driven with supreme confidence by Kyle Harper, Al Guerrero, favourite at $1.40, ended a losing sequence of nine when he dashed to the front 60m after the start and after a slow lead time and a moderate opening 800m of the final mile in 61.9sec. he defeated $17 chance Allwoods Rocknroll by 5m, with Mirragon ($5) a head away in third place.
Al Guerrero, who rated 1.58.7, has earned $135,175 from 13 wins and 12 placings. Remarkably, all his 13 wins have been when he has set the pace.
Harper celebrated the win by driving a double at Bunbury’s Donaldson Park on Saturday night. He was successful with the Bob Mellsop-trained Like It I Love It ($1.70) and Mark Lee’s Pattitude ($2.90).