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Smart six-year-old Alta Rhett appreciated a considerable drop in class when Nathan Turvey drove him to an easy all-the-way victory in the 2536m Mondo Doro Family Business Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
This ended a losing sequence of 20 for the consistent gelding who is trained in Bunbury by Sarah Wall. Alta Rhett’s previous win was at Gloucester Park 13 months ago when he started at $23 and defeated Bettor Be Oscar.
Alta Rhett, who is raced by Wall’s husband Chris and breeder Dave Stringer, has now earned $125,813 from 11 wins and 22 placings from 72 starts.
Alta Rhett, third favourite at $6.20, was rated perfectly by Turvey and won comfortably by 8m from $51 chance Crocodile Kid, who enjoyed a perfect sit behind the pacemaker throughout.
Manning ($3.30) raced without cover for much of the way and finished a commendable third, with the $1.95 favourite Valentines Brook finished fast to be fourth after being hampered for room until late and running on, four wide, from sixth on the home turn.