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Talented Bettors Delight five-year-old Bettorstartdreaming bounced back in fine style to score a runaway victory in the 2130m DTS, Your One-Stop Shop Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night after a disappointing effort when a distant seventh behind Born To Boogie seven nights earlier.

Favourite at $2.30, Bettorstartdreaming surged to the front from barrier six after 250m and relished his frontrunning role, sprinting over the final 800m in 56.4sec. to beat $10 chance Infatuation by four lengths at a 1.57 rate.

The victory gave Lindsay Harper (trainer) and his son Kyle (reinsman) the first leg of a double, which they completed three races later when Hengheng scored an all-the-way win.

A week earlier Bettorstartdreaming raced wide early and then without cover before fading to finish almost ten lengths behind the winner.

“It was disappointing, even though Born To Boogie rated 1.55.2,” said Lindsay Harper. “But Bettorstartdreaming did spend all his lollies early when the lead time (35.1sec.) was very quick.

“His form in front has been very good, and now we have to get him to do that from behind. There are no set plans for him. We’ll just keep rolling along and see how he goes. If he keeps improving, maybe …”

Bettorstartdreaming won five times in New Zealand, and his 25 WA starts have produced four wins and seven placings. He has inherited much of the ability of his dam Yankee Dream, who earned $262,989 from 15 wins and 18 placings from 56 starts.