Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing
Ace trainer-reinsman Colin Brown’s decision to increase Arma Einstein’s workload by racing him more frequently is paying dividends.
The WA-bred four-year-old, the youngest runner in the 2130m Budget Stockfeeds In Oakford Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night, was lining up for his third start in the space of 12 days — and he proved too brilliant for his ten rivals.
The $2.50 favourite Distinguished Taste set the pace from the No. 1 barrier, with Brown content to slot Arma Einstein, the fourth fancy at $5.60, in sixth position, one-out and two-back.
Valentines Brook ($4.40) charged forward from last in the early stages to race in the breeze, thus giving $3.90 chance Will I Rocknroll an ideal trip, one-out and one-back.
Jocelyn Young sent Valentines Brook to the front 230m from home before she was swamped in the home straight by Arma Einstein, who burst to the front in the final 30m and beat that pacer by a half-length, rating 1.57.7, with the final 800m being covered in 56.5sec.
Arma Einstein, stronger and fitter under his new menu of increased racing, has had 52 starts for 11 wins, 22 placings and stakes of $127,879.