Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing
Flametree, a smart pacer by American sire Huntsville, maintained her supremacy over Dream Control when she led and easily beat that filly in a two-horse affair in the $50,000 final of the Gold Bullion for two-year-old fillies at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
It was a carbon copy of the Gold Bullion heat ten nights earlier when Flametree, driven by Mitch Miller for owner-trainer Barry Howlett, set the pace and beat her only rival, Dream Control by a metre at a slow 2.6.7 rate over the 1730m journey.
Miller set a dreadfully slow pace in the heat, but he decided to lift the tempo appreciably in the final in which Flametree rated 1.58.5 and finished seven lengths in front of her only rival.
Flametree, bought for $40,000 at the 2021 APG Perth yearling sale, has earned $64,832 from four wins and two placings from seven starts.