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Punters face a difficult task to pick the winner of the 2536m Direct Trades Supply Maddington Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night with the ten runners having contested a total of 180 races this season for just four wins -two to Euston Flyer and one each to Disco Under Fire and Triroyale Brigade.
It was five years ago, in August 2017, that two-year-old colt Allwoods Rocknroll, trained by Peter Anderson and driven by Chris Lewis, began from the No. 1 barrier in a 2130m event at Gloucester Park and he set the pace and won by three lengths from Outrider.
Much water has flowed under the bridge since then, and at Gloucester Park on Friday night Anderson and Lewis will be hoping to repeat the dose when Allwoods Rocknroll starts from the prized No. 1 barrier.
Since his 2017 success Allwoods Rocknroll has started from barrier one in mobile events eleven times for four seconds, one third and six unplaced efforts.
He now has a losing sequence of 39 but warrants serious consideration. He has been racing without much luck and has been hampered for room in the home straight when unplaced at his past two starts. He was placed at two of his three previous starts.
Allwoods Rocknroll has won more races (16) in his 191-start career than any of his nine rivals — and this could influence punters to have a wager on him.