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Brilliant New Zealand-bred filly Always An Angel notched her fourth win in a row when she gave champion reinsman Gary Hall jnr an armchair drive in the 2130m Direct Trade Supplies Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Her all-the-way success completed a quartet of winners for Hall and took his tally for the season to 175 wins and a commanding lead on the West Australian premiership table. He is well ahead of Chris Voak (132 wins), Emily Suvaljko (129) and Ryan Warwick (109).

Boyanup trainer Justin Prentice is delighted with Always An Angel’s progress, with four Gloucester Park wins at her first four starts after resuming from a three-month break improving her record to 19 starts for 12 wins and five placings for earnings of $190,535.

Always An Angel, who is by Art Major, is still comparatively inexperienced, and Prentice is reluctant to thrust her to the deep end by setting her for the group 2 $50,000 Norms Daughter Classic on November 12 and the group 1 $125,000 Westral Classic on November 26, events in which she would meet many strong and experienced mares.

On Friday night Always An Angel was the $1.24 favourite from barrier two, and she was not extended in leading and winning by a length from $7 chance Booraa, who finished solidly from fourth at the bell. After slow early sectionals Always An Angel dashed over the final 400m in 27.6sec. Earlier in the program Hall had scored with Bletchley Park ($3), My Carbon Copy ($5.50) and Henrik Larsson ($3).