WA MEDIA GUILD FRIDAY’S THOUGHTS 1 JULY

The WA Trotting Media Guild members are divided in their opinions on best bets for Friday night’s 11-event card at Gloucester Park. It’s a meeting full of intrigue with the return of champion juvenile Lavra Joe after an absence of more than a year from the track, the second-up run of champion pacer Chicago Bull,…

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First Stand For Blitzembye

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing New Zealand bred four year old Blitzembye will make his first appearance in a stand when he begins off the back mark of 20 metres in the 2503m Jim Hand Hall Of Fame Inductee Handicap at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The Bettors Delight gelding notched his…

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Ronald Scott To Make Amends

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing Ravenswood trainer-driver Jocelyn Young is confident that Ronald Scott will make amends for his unlucky last-start defeat by winning the $25,000 Westsired Pace for two year old colts and geldings at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Ronald Scott, a Bonavista Bay gelding, impressed at his first two…

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Belton’s Mares Are Firing

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Banjup trainer Annie Belton was delighted when Lady Zegna overcame an early setback and went on to snatch a dramatic victory at Gloucester Park on Tuesday afternoon, and she has high hopes of her other four year old mare, Lady Jadore, winning the $26,000 Andy Sheahan Hall Of Fame…

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Lavra Joe Is Ready To Go

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Champion reinsman Chris Lewis is bubbling with enthusiasm and is confident that Lavra Joe will make a successful return to racing after a 55-week absence when he starts from the No. 1 barrier in the 2130m Beau Rivage Xmas In July Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “I’m…

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Whos The Dad Can Measure Up

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Promising black gelding Whos The Dad produced a sample of his ability when he finished strongly to score an easy victory in the 2130m Beau Rivage Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “He is capable of measuring up to the State’s good three-year-olds,” declared an optimistic stand-in trainer…

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Padbergs Make a Wise Choice

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing Wanneroo trainer Debbie Padberg and her husband John are keen judges of horseflesh, and they have no regrets that they outlaid $20,000 to purchase handy New South Wales pacer Bracken Sky in September 2019. The Padbergs race Bracken Sky in partnership with long-time stable clients Don and Adele…

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Ideal Charm Ends Losing Sequence of 55

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Veteran Victorian-bred mare Ideal Charm ended a losing sequence of 55 and a 30-month drought when her stand-in trainer Hayden Charles drove her to victory in the $18,500 Allwood Stud Farm Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Ideal Charm, owned by Charles’s father Kevin and mother Annette, was…

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Suvaljko Applies the Pressure

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Emily Suvaljko’s bold tactics of keeping the pacemaker and last-start winner Regal Cheval under pressure paid dividends when Angel In White revealed splendid fighting qualities and strength to win the 2536m Xmas In July Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Angel In White, an eight-year-old mare and a…

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Moonlite Drive Set for the Higgins

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Outstanding young trainer Michael Young will set New Zealand-bred pacer Moonlite Drive for the $30,000 John Higgins Memorial on July 29 after the five-year-old was untroubled to score an easy victory in the 2536m Bridge Bar Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Moonlite Drive, the $1.30 favourite, gave…

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Medieval Man Loves to Lead

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators WA-bred five-year-old Medieval Man was unplaced at the first five starts in his current campaign when he was the victim of wide barriers and back-row draws. But the noted frontrunner has relished favourable draws at his past two appearances. He followed his fighting second to Dominus Factum last Friday…

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Imahero Does it Again

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing It took veteran horseman Daryl Miller more than 45 years to land his first metropolitan-class winner as a trainer when Imahero scored as a $37.70 outsider at Gloucester Park last Friday week, but it took him only another seven days to notch his second city-class success when Imahero…

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