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Hall of Fame trainer Gary Hall snr describes four-year-old mare Alta Cinderella as a fast pacer who is not over brave at times.
“But if she puts her best foot forward, she is nearly unbeatable,” he said when assessing her prospects from the No. 1 barrier in the 2130m Garrard’s Here On Track Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Alta Cinderella notched her eighth win from 14 starts when she set the pace and won comfortably from Our Star Watch over 2185m at Pinjarra three Mondays ago.
Star reinsman Gary Hall jnr agreed, saying: “If she brings her best and leads, she should just win. But she is very temperamental. She is working well enough at home to suggest she’s good enough to win. She gets out pretty good and obviously I’ll be trying to lead with her.”
Alta Cinderella will clash with another smart four-year-old Suing You, who resumed after a spell in fine style with an all-the-way victory over Another Snag over 1609m at Bunbury last Friday night. That was the Shane Young-trained and driven mare’s tenth win from 35 starts.
Also adding considerable interest to Friday night’s race will be the appearance of three-year-old Booraa, who won after a thrilling duel with Always An Angel at Gloucester Park last Friday night. Booraa, trained by Greg and Skye Bond and to be driven by Ryan Warwick from barrier four. She has won at seven of her 23 starts.
One of the night’s star bets should be Born To Boogie, who is in dazzling form for trainer Ross Olivieri and reinsman Chris Lewis. The six-year-old mare looks set to lead from the No. 1 barrier and carry too many guns for crack four-year-old geldings Alta Engen and Alta Blues.
“Born To Boogie is my best drive on the night,” said a confident Lewis. “I can’t see why she can’t lead and will take beating. The draw will help her, but she would also be very competitive if she had drawn out wide.”