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Despite being beaten as a $1.36 favourite from barrier one four starts ago, Gary Hall Snr is expecting Euphoria to take full advantage of the same draw at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

The American Ideal five-year-old wilted to run fifth on April 29 and has been plagued by bad draws in his three starts since but his Hall of Fame trainer feels he’s found an ideal assignment in the Vale Josh Dunn Pace (2130m).

“He drew one a few weeks ago and led and was a bit disappointing, but he got pressure,” Hall Snr said.

“I think he’s fitter now.

“I think he’ll be a winning chance leading, for sure.”

Hall Snr only has two other runners on the night – Will I Rocknroll and Texas Tiger – both of whom have to overcome barriers six and seven respectively.

Will I Rocknroll will contest The Sports Daily On TABRadio Pace (2536m) after scoring a well-deserved win last Friday night, whilst Texas Tiger faces a small but strong seven-horse field in The Trots WA Twitter FFA Pace (2130m).

“Will I Rocknroll’s drawn his normal barrier now, so he’ll probably run fourth or fifth from out there,” Hall Snr said.

“He’d had something like 11 starts outside of six so I was happy to see him go good last week.

“I tried to get Texas Tiger back in the draw and he’s still drawn the outside, but I still think he’s a winning chance.

“I want him to get back and slot in somewhere, I don’t want to go forward with him.

“He’s got gate speed but he’ll end up doing too much work if he does that.

“I think we can just slot in somewhere I’ll be happy and if he gets a reasonable run I think he’ll be a chance.”

Hall Snr prepared three winners at last Friday’s Gloucester Park meeting, including exciting types Jumpingjackmac and Finvarra.

The stablemates have recorded a combined 20 wins from their 35 career starts and their champion trainer feels they are the real deal.

“Last week was good and I didn’t want to front them up again,” he said.

“I’m not sure where they’re going next, but they’ve come back good so I’m really happy with them.

“At home Finvarra might have Jumpingjackmac’s measure for speed, but there’s not much between them.

“I wouldn’t separate them, really.

“I think whoever gets the better run will win every time.

“They’re both class horses and they’re up with the best horses we have here, I think.”

Meanwhile, trainer Ross Olivieri is confident Born To Boogie can return to the winners’ list in The Trots WA Twitter FFA Pace (2130m).

The Rock N Roll Heaven mare lead throughout three starts ago before placing in the Group 2 WASBA Breeders Stakes and then finishing third in last Friday’s Free-For-All event for fillies and mares.

“It’s a good field but we’ve got the number one draw which is great,” Olivieri said.

“I think she’s the horse to beat in the race.

“She’s got good gate speed so I think she can hold up.

“We don’t leave to lead to win but you may as well try take advantage of it.

“She’s held up before without too many problems.”

Having been disadvantaged by bad draws at her past three starts, Olivieri was pleased to see the seven-year-old jump from gate one on Friday night.

“She’s had a lot of bad luck with draws,” he said.

“The worst thing is she’s had bad luck with the draws in the decent races that we wanted to target against mares which conceivably should be a lot easier than the Free-For-All company.

“She should be hard to beat on Friday.”