Pinjarra trainer Tracy Reay maintained her excellent form with her big team of square gaiters when veteran performer Tenno Sho began brilliantly from out wide at barrier eight before setting the pace and coasting to a convincing win over the Debra Lewis-trained The Debater and another Reay-trained trotter Mortician in the 2130m Channel 7 Trot at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Supporters of Tenno Sho, the $3.70 second favourite, had a few moments of concern when Tenno Sho raced roughly in the mobile score-up. But Michael Grantham quickly had Tenno Sho back in his stride and the eight-year-old burst straight to the front.
Tenno Sho led from the $3.10 favourite and last-start winner Dark Secret, who was forced to work in the breeze and then wilted in the final stages to finish fourth.
Tenno Sho, a winner of five races in Victoria, has had 70 starts in WA for 11 wins and 26 placings for a career record of 134 starts for 16 wins, 43 placings and stakes of $156,694.
by Ken Casellas