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Boyanup trainer-reinsman Cody Wallrodt is delighted at the form of Babyface Adda, who enhanced his prospects of gaining a start in the $300,000 Fremantle Cup and the $450,000 WA Pacing Cup in January with an impressive upset victory in the DTS, Your Security Fencing Specialists Free For All at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Babyface Adda, a $22.40 outsider in the field of six, settled in last place before Wallrodt gained the favourable one-out, one-back position, trailing the $1.95 favourite Bletchley Park.

The pacemaker Ideal Liner was safely holding Bletchley Park at bay when Wallrodt sent Babyface Adda forward, three wide, with 250m to travel. After a 27.7sec. third quarter of the final mile Babyface Adda sprinted home strongly with a final quarter of 28.6sec. to get up and beat Galactic Star ($9.50) by a head, with another head back to Ideal Liner in third place.

Galactic Star, who trailed the leader all the way, gained an inside passage in the final stages. Bletchley Park lacked sparkle and finished fourth.

This was Babyface Adda’s third run after resuming from a spell. It followed the five-year-old Rich And Spoilt gelding’s first-up all-the-way victory over Vespa and Walsh, and his impressive fast-finishing close second to Hurricane Harley over 1730m.

Wallrodt races Babyface Adda on lease from Peter Capararo, and the gelding has had 21 starts for him for five wins and seven placings to improve his career record to 65 starts for 15 wins, 16 placings and stakes of $191,876.