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Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing

Eight-time WA premiership trainer Ross Olivieri is setting brilliant mare Born To Boogie for the $50,000 WASBA Breeders Stakes next Friday week after her stylish victory in the 2130m Hoist Torque Australia Pace for mares at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

“We will bypass the Race For Roses next Friday because she would be handicapped on 50 or 60 metres,” said Olivieri.

“Born To Boogie is a very good mare, who is probably a bit underestimated. At her first-up run the previous week she hit the cart and Chris (Lewis) couldn’t rate her back. So, she was steaming all the way and finished a very close fourth behind Double Up. We moved the cart back and she did not have the same trouble this week.”

Born To Boogie, the $1.30 favourite, began speedily from the No. 3 barrier and burst straight to the front. After a slick lead time of 36sec. she relaxed and ambled through the first quarter of the final mile in 31.6sec. before dashing over the next 400m sections in 29.2sec., 29sec. and 27.6sec.

She beat $31 chance Bettor Get It On by just under a length, rating 1.55.9. Savvy Bromac ($12) started from the outside barrier (No. 9) and was last at the bell before finishing powerfully, out four wide, to be an eye-catching third.

Alta Cinderella ($26) began very fast from barrier eight and led by a half-length after 100m but was unable to cross to the lead. She then raced in the breeze before wilting to last.

Born To Boogie had 26 starts in New Zealand for five wins and ten placings and she has been superb in WA, with her 12 starts for Olivieri producing eight wins, three seconds and one fourth placing.

After a winter spell Olivieri will prepare Born To Boogie for the $50,000 Norms Daughter Classic on November 11 and the $125,000 Mares Classic on November 25. She won the Norms Daughter Classic last November before finishing second in the Mares Classic.