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Ace trainer-reinsman Colin Brown has cured many of Arma Einstein’s problems, and the WA-bred four-year-old is developing into a good, reliable performer.
Arma Einstein, the $1.80 favourite, gave an excellent example of his sit-sprint ability when he was tenth at the bell before he finished powerfully to win the 2130m Nova 93.7 Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Valbonne ($11) set the pace, with $41 outsider Regal Scribe in the breeze, with Brown content to remain at the rear and rely on Arma Einstein’s sprinting ability.
Regal Scribe got to the front 80m from the post and finished a commendable neck second to Arma Einstein, who gained the upper hand in the final 15 metres.
“Arma Einstein is a sit and kick horse,” said Brown. “He’s very fast, and I was confident tonight that he was going to outsprint his rivals — until coming off the back when a horse came out under him, and I had to turn him sideways.
“He has come a long way. He is a lot better gaited. He used to hit a knee and we had trouble getting him around the final bend. But dragging him sideways tonight wasn’t an issue. He ran an enormous last half, three and four deep coming off the back.
“I’m proud of him. That’s the sort of thing I know he can do. No doubt speed is his main asset. As a two and three-year-old he raced against all the best horses. His overall form is against some of the best juveniles in the State.”
Arma Einstein is by Renaissance Man and is the second foal out of the unraced Bettors Delight mare Arma Fifty Five, whose first foal Fifty Five Reborn has had 48 starts for Browen for 14 wins, six placings and $191,674. Arma Einstein now has raced 38 times for eight wins, 15 placings and $76,527.