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Consistent four-year-old mare Bettor Get It On ended a sequence of four consecutive second placings in emphatic fashion when she set a solid pace and won the group 3 RAC Members Save 5% Every Day At Retravision Coulson pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
“Normally, running second is a good result, but it has been a bit frustrating,” said trainer Justin Prentice. “She is not really a breeze horse, but she has ended up there at her four starts after resuming from a spell.
“So, tonight the plan was to go as hard as we could, to find the front.”
And that is exactly what star reinsman Gary Hall jnr did with the $2.50 favourite from the No. 2 barrier. Bettor Get It On was joined after 500m by the $2.75 second fancy Sahara Storm, the only three-year-old filly in the field of twelve.
Bettor Get It On relished her pacemaking role and she won in fine style from $9 chance Iona Diamond, who trailed the pacemaker throughout. Adda Tarantella ($91) ran home solidly from ninth at the bell to finish third, with Sahara Storm fading to eleventh.
The winner rated 1.56.5 over the 2130m and ended a losing sequence of eight. The New Zealand-bred Bettor Get It On has 12 owners, and a happy Prentice said that several of them were first-time owners and would be extremely excited.
Bettor Get It On had two wins at Cambridge and two second placings from 15 New Zealand starts, and the Bettors Delight mare now has had 16 starts in Western Australia for five wins and eight seconds. She is the first foal out of the Art Major mare Its All On, who had 12 starts for two wins, two placings and stakes of $10,200.
Prentice also trains Bettor Get It On’s younger full-brother Mr Fantastic, who has won at three of his six WA starts after winning four times from 12 starts in New Zealand.