WA Trotting Media Guild Friday’s Thoughts 2nd July

Looks like a few “shorties” going around at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have a had a good look at the card and are confident of finding plenty of winners on the 10-event program. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and Guild president Wayne Currall have made the brilliant…

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Young trainer-reinsman Corey Peterson is stranded in Western Australia after being thwarted in his plan to drive across the Nullarbor this week on his way to Sydney to become the private trainer for prominent owner Mick Harvey. He set off on Monday but was informed that he could not leave the State due to the…

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Alta Blues is Hall’s Best

Four-year-old Alta Blues boasts a 50 per cent winning record, and champion reinsman Gary Hall Jnr has labelled the Alta Christiano gelding as his best drive on the ten-event program at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Alta Blues, a winner at eight of his 16 starts, will begin from barrier three in the final event,…

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Young Aims for Fourth Gold Bracelet

The Gold Bracelet is one of Pinjarra trainer-reinsman Shane Young’s favourite events and he has high hopes of winning the Group 3 feature for the fourth time when he drives Wonderful To Fly in the $30,000 classic at Gloucester Park on Friday night. He has won the Gold Bracelet with Alfa Triumph (1985), Gay Adventure…

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Stick With Al Guerrero

Smart four-year-old Al Guerrero ended a losing sequence of eight when he led throughout and scored an easy victory a fortnight ago, and reinsman Kyle Harper advises punters to stick with the stallion when he starts from the No. 2 barrier in the 2130m Donate Now To Pacing For Pink Pace at Gloucester Park on…

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Gambit is a First-Up Poser

Punters will face a most interesting poser when they consider their investment in the opening event, the 2130m Pacing For Pink WA Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Five-year-old Shadow Play gelding Gambit is sure to be the centre of interest at his Australian debut and at his first appearance in a race for…

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Rock On Top Set for the Golden Slipper

Aiden de Campo notched his fourth Group 1 win as a trainer when he drove Rock On Top to a convincing victory in the $100,000 Allwood Stud Farm Westbred Classic for two-year-old colts and geldings at Gloucester Park on Friday night. It was not all plain sailing for de Campo, who had a testing time…

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Problem Pacer Turns the Corner

Victorian-bred pacer Will I Rocknroll arrived in Gary Hall’s Senior’s Serpentine stables last September as a haughty stallion who upset the champion trainer with his antics. He was an immediate disappointment at his West Australian debut at Gloucester Park on November 20 when he began fast before breaking into a bad gallop after 120m and…

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Young Praises Wonderful To Fly

Pinjarra horseman Shane Young was lavish in his praise of Wonderful To Fly after driving her to a convincing victory in the $100,000 Allwood Stud Farm Westbred Classic for two-year-old fillies at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “She went terrific, and I was rapt with her,” said a jubilant 57-year-old Young. “She now looks the…

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Fifty Five Reborn Loves to Lead

Fifty Five Reborn, one of only two mares and two four-year-olds in the field of twelve in the 2130m Westside Auto Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night, relishes the role of pacemaking, and her ability to generate great early speed to hold the $2.40 favourite Thereugo at bay was the pivotal factor in her…

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Brown’s Brilliant Drive

A brilliant performance in the sulky by Maddison Brown paved the way for Back In Twenty’s easy victory in the 2130m Fly Like An Eagle Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. It also led to the undoing and defeat of the $1.70 favourite To Fast To Serious. Brown sent noted frontrunner Back In Twenty…

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Shockwave Sets Race Record

There was a keen sense of déjà vu at Gloucester Park on Friday night when Aiden de Campo drove the Ryan Bell-trained Shockwave to an effortless victory in the $25,000 Past Presidents Cup. Shockwave’s victory rekindled memories of the 2009 Past Presidents Cup which was won by 12/1 chance Glencadam, who was driven expertly by…

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