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Exciting three-year-old Jumpingjackmac broke a frustrating sequence of four second placings when he outclassed his ten rivals in the 2536m Simmonds Steel Industrial And Mining Fabrication Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Trainer Gary Hall snr has a high opinion of the Mach Three colt, and said he was contemplating setting him for the Fremantle and WA Pacing Cups in the New Year.
“He could be a Cups horse,” said Hall. “I haven’t made up my mind whether to have a go for the Cups, or whether to wait for another year. He is a very good horse.”
Jumpingjackmac was the $1.30 favourite from barrier six, and Gary Hall jnr urged him forward to dash to the front 250m after the start. From then it was a stroll in the park for the colt who sped over the final 800m in 56sec. to win by two lengths from stablemate Finvarra ($8.50), rating 1.58.8.
Machnificent ($12) impressed in finishing fast from ninth at the bell to be third.
Jumpingjackmac’s past 14 starts (all at Gloucester Park) have resulted in eight wins and six seconds. He has earned $128,159 from nine wins and six seconds from 16 starts.