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New Zealand-bred Art Major four-year-old Alta Louisa has inherited much of the ability of her dam Famous Alchemist, and she is destined for a successful career.

Trained in Boyanup by Justin Prentice, Alta Louisa, the $2.40 favourite, notched her sixth win from 12 starts and boosted her earnings to $43,592 when she had a tough run in the breeze before beating stablemate Bettor Get It On ($9) by a half-head in the 2130m Westral Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

This was her second win at her second appearance after a spell, following her first-up success at Gloucester Park last Tuesday week when she raced without cover before defeating Stormyskyes.

Alta Louisa started from the No. 4 barrier and Cody Wallrodt was content to rate her in the breeze on the outside of the pacemaker My Sweet Deal ($5.50), with Bettor Get It On, driven by Gary Hall jnr, racing in sixth position in the one-wide line.

Alta Louisa finished powerfully, three wide, and just held off the strong-finishing Bettor Get It On, rating 1.57.4, with final quarters of 28.7sec. and 28.3sec.

“I was nominated for two drives at tonight’s meeting at Bunbury and was likely to get more drives,” Wallrodt said. “But I informed Justin that I was available to drive one of his fillies at Gloucester Park.

“I was pretty confident before tonight’s race, considering the way Alta Louisa went first-up, and her work at home during the week was pretty sharp. Hopefully, she doesn’t have to keep racing in the breeze. She is quite versatile and is quite quick.”

Alta Louisa is the first foal out of the Mach Three mare Famous Alchemist, who was retired after earning $322,869 from 16 wins and 16 placings from 51 starts. She had 34 starts in Western Australia for trainer Gary Hall snr for 11 wins, including the group 3 WASBA Breeders Stakes in May 2014.