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In all of her 41 starts for Ravenswood trainer-driver Jocelyn Young WA-bred mare Has No Fear did not set the pace, despite twice drawing the No. 1 barrier and starting from barrier two four times and barrier three twice.

She has been recognised as a talented sit-sprinter, and most pundits did not expect her to lead from the No. 1 barrier in the 2130m Etch Coatings Sandblasting Specialists Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

However, Young has different tactical thoughts, and she was hell bent on giving Has No Fear the unaccustomed role as pacemaker, a task she had not been set since her two-year-old days when she scored all-the-way wins at Pinjarra and Gloucester Park in February and March 2018. For trainer Justin Prentice and reinsman Tom Buchanan.

The six-year-old Has No Fear was third favourite at $4.90 on Friday night when she revealed excellent speed and determination to stave off spirited early challenges for the lead from Carrera Mach ($3.10 favourite) and Vespa ($3.50).

Carrera Mach (Chris Voak) led by a neck early and then Vespa (Shannon Suvaljko) charged forward from the outside barrier (No. 9) and got a half-length in front but was unable to cross to the lead.

After a lead time of 37.6sec. and modest opening quarters of 31.8sec. and 30.2sec. Has No Fear dashed over the final 400m sections in 28.4sec. and 28.2sec. to win comfortably by 5m from the fast-finishing $17 chance Disco Under Fire, with Vespa a close third after enjoying an ideal passage in the one-out, one-back position.

Carrera Mach worked hard in the breeze before fading to finish last in the field of nine.

Has No Fear was an outstanding juvenile who won the Sales Classic and the WA Oaks as a three-year-old early in 2019. She also has been placed in four other group feature events and now has raced 76 times for 12 wins, 20 placings and stakes of $287,745.