Voak Sees Bright Future for Star Of Diamonds

Chris Voak, Western Australia’s leading reinsman last season, has a splendid record in the Group 1 Mares Classic, and he predicts that Star Of Diamonds will develop into a leading candidate for the rich feature event for mares next summer. He was full of praise for Star Of Diamonds after driving her to a superb…

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Medieval Man is More Mature

Four-year-old gelding Medieval Man was highly strung as a young horse and wrecked his chances by running his races before he started in them. But he has matured considerably this year and at Gloucester Park on Friday night he notched his fifth win from ten starts in his current preparation when he took the lead…

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Extradite Snatches Victory

Six-year-old New Zealand-bred pacer Extradite, who managed only three placings on country tracks from his first 12 starts, is blossoming under the care of Oldbury trainer Kim Prentice, and his past 13 starts have produced six wins, two seconds and two third placings. A noted frontrunner, Extradite, a $17.50 chance, started from the inside of…

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The Miki Taker Set for the Pearl

The Miki Taker impressed with a smart last-to-first victory in the 2130m Follow The Stars To Allwood Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night, and will be set for the $100,000 Pearl Classic on June 11. “He will head for the heats of the Pearl and hopefully will qualify for the final,” said Capel trainer-reinsman…

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Tellmetoattack’s Quick Return

Tree lopper Dave Simmonds made a wise decision five weeks ago to buy Tellmetoattack for $10,000. The five-year-old WA-bred gelding then entered the Gnangara stables of Luke Edwards and he gave a strong frontrunning display to win the 2130m Larkhill Vets Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Shannon Suvaljko dashed the $1.30 favourite straight…

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Four in a Row for Hampton Banner

Up-and-coming four-year-old Hampton Banner was not extended in scoring an easy victory over his seven older and more experienced rivals in the 2536m Pacing WA Supports WA Bred Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. His all-the-way victory as the $1.50 favourite over $8 equal second fancy Machlani extended his winning streak to four for…

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Back in Twenty’s Purple Patch

Three months ago, Back In Twenty had a worrying losing sequence of 19, but Boyanup trainer Justin Prentice has worked wonders with the Sportswriter gelding who has struck a purple patch with four wins from his past nine starts, including victories at three of his past four appearances. The five-year-old boosted his earnings past the…

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Brown’s 3000 Milestone

Outstanding trainer-reinsman Colin Brown, a master at preparing juvenile pacers, notched his 3000TH success in the sulky when he drove $1.10 favourite Joelene to victory in the 2130m Fly Like an Eagle Is Flying Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Much water has flowed under the bridge for the 62-year-old Brown since he landed…

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Alta Intrigue’s First Win for Three Years

Alta Intrigue, a seven-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding who has been plagued by injury, made a successful return to racing at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he set the pace and held on grimly to win the 2130m Budget Stockfeeds In Oakford Pace. Starting favourite at $2.20 and driven assertively by Callan Suvaljko, Alta Intrigue,…

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Caveman is Making His Mark

Wilma Giumelli was a fan of the animated television series The Flintstones in the 1960s in which the stars were Fred and Wilma Flintstone who lived in a cave in the town of Bedrock, and she fell in love, at first sight, with a handsome colt at the 2018 APG Perth yearling sale. She and…

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WA Trotting Media Guild Friday’s Thoughts 7th May

It’s not every week that members of the WA Trotting Media Guild agree on best bets, but Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park is one of them. Award-winning journalist Ken Casellas, TABradio’s Hayden King and Guild president Wayne Currall have all made Joelene their best for the evening. And The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and…

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Harper’s Plan of Attack

“The plan of attack will be to attack,” declared talented reinsman Kyle Harper when assessing the claims of smart two-year-old Bushwacked in the Follow The Stars To Allwood Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Bushwacked, a colt by Follow The Stars who is owned and trained by his breeder Shane Quadrio, will start from…

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