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Eight-time WA premiership trainer Ross Olivieri has the lightly raced Born to Boogie racing in dazzling form and he has his sights set firmly on the $125,000 Westral Mares Classic on November 26.

The six-year-old Born to Boogie, favourite at $1.04, gave champion reinsman Chris Lewis an armchair drive when she was not extended in setting the pace and scoring an effortless victory in the 2130m Gerrard’s, Service with Integrity Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Born To Boogie coasted to a two-length win over veteran gelding Im Soxy, a $31 chance who enjoyed the perfect trail behind the pacemaker all the way. Born To Boogie rated 1.55.8 after final quarters of 27.9sec. and 28.2sec.

A winner at five of her 26 starts in New Zealand, Born To Boogie has shone under Olivieri’s care, with her eight WA starts producing six wins and two close second placings.

“She was very strong, up front, and ran very well,” said an admiring Lewis. “I’m sure that she will handle the 2536m of the Mares Classic. I don’t think it will be a major problem. She won with something in reserve tonight.”

Born To Boogie, raced by Merv Butterworth’s racing syndicate, is a half-sister to Glenferrie Hood, a New Zealand-bred Christian Cullen gelding who began his career as a two-year-old in Western Australia.

After eight wins and six placings from his 22 WA starts, Glenferrie Hood went on to win 28 races in Queensland, seven in New South Wales and three in Victoria before being retired last year with a record of 162 starts for 46 wins, 36 placings and earnings of $538,110.

Born To Boogie, the fifth foal out of the unraced Badlands Hanover mare Niftey Franco, has had 34 starts for 11 wins, 12 placings and $120,401 in prizemoney.