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A flying start from barrier four by the New Zealand-bred five-year-old Heez Our Perseus paved the way for his all-the-way win in the 2536m Westral Windows Blinds Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.    

The $1.20 favourite, driven by Gary Hall jnr, relaxed with opening quarters of 32.4sec. and 31.1sec. before sprinting over the final 400m sections in 28.6sec. and 28.2sec. to win by a half-length from the $7 second fancy McArdles Gem, who ran home fast after trailing the leader all the way.

“He’s fast and is capable of graduating to top company because he has great natural speed,” said trainer Gary Hall snr. “I bought him for $15,000 last February and he won a couple in a row (in June) and then trained off. But he has come back (after a spell) really good.”

Heez Our Perseus, who was unplaced at four New Zealand starts, has had 11 starts for his new owners Karen Hall, Maddison Brown and Glen Moore for three wins, two seconds and stakes of $22,483.

He is by Alta Christiano and is out of the Elsu mare Sweet Perrier, who had 33 starts in New Zealand for seven wins and six placings for earnings of $44,608.