Arma Einstein bounced back to his best form and ended a losing sequence of ten when he unwound a powerful burst to score a runaway victory in the $25,000 Westsired Pace for three-year-old colts and geldings over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
“His numerical form wasn’t super impressive, so I am pleased he has earned a start in the $100,000 Westbred Classic next Friday night,” said ace trainer-reinsman Colin Brown.
“The only recent run in which he went unders was two starts ago when I chased him out of the gate and put him in the breeze and he faded to finish last behind Lavra Joe. In all his other runs he has been making up good ground and running terrific sectionals when he has been running against the best three-year-olds.”
Arma Einstein, a $3.60 chance from out wide at barrier No. 7, was not bustled early, with Brown content to have him pacing easily in sixth position in the one-wide line while the $2.25 favourite Powerplay was setting a solid pace after beginning fast and taking the lead after 150m.
Brown bided his time until the final 300m when he set Arma Einstein alight and the Renaissance Man gelding charged to the front on the home turn and raced away to win by four lengths from $31 chance Per Ardua Ad Astra, rating 1.56.9.
This improved Arma Einstein’s record to 22 starts for four wins, seven placings and $46,006 in prizemoney.
by Ken Casellas