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Five-year-old mare Delightfull, a newcomer to Ryan Bell’s Baskerville stables, unwound a trademark finishing burst to win the Westside Auto Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
She is proving to be a wonderful acquisition, with her three starts for Bell producing two fast-finishing victories for stakes of $22,367.
The WA-bred Delightfull, third favourite at $4, began fast from the No. 4 barrier but was unable to cross the polemarker Weewah, and left Aiden de Campo with little option but to remain in the breeze until Alta Louisa ($3.80) moved outside the frontrunning Weewah 1150m from home.
De Campo reserved Delightfull for a late charge, and the mare responded and burst to the front in the final 50m to beat the fast-finishing $3.10 favourite Savvy Bromac, who was last in the field of nine until Emily Suvaljko set her loose with 300m to travel. Savvy Bromac charged home with a spectacular six-wide burst to fail by a half neck.