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Star four-year-old Jumpingjackmac made amends for his disappointing effort when a fading fifth behind Magnificent Storm a week earlier when he coasted to a soft win in the $30,000 Royal Force Hall Of Fame Inductee Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

He was the $1.40 favourite and was not extended in setting a modest pace and rating a slow 2.2.3 over the 2536m in beating the fast-finishing To Fast To Serious ($11) by just over a length. After leisurely quarters of 32.7sec., 31.1sec. and 29.3sec. Jumpingjackmac dashed over the final 400m in 27sec.

“It was nice to get a trial here at Gloucester Park and to come to the races and get a track workout,” said reinsman Gary Hall Jnr. “Last week he was challenged early and got stirred up, and he hadn’t had the runs under his belt to do that.

“I don’t know why others try to cross him, because he has got really good gate speed. When he gets into Cup events he could be used more like a sniper. Obviously, he’d lead if the front was available. Otherwise, driven ice-cold he would be hard to beat because he is so fast; that’s his biggest asset.

“And it was nice to leave the course tonight with him still being my mate.”

Jumpingjackmac’s champion stablemate Chicago Bull was a $5.50 chance in Friday night’s race in which he raced three back on the pegs in the Indian file affair before Callan Suvaljko eased him off the inside and into the breeze approaching the bell. Chicago Bull fought on gamely to finish third. Jumpingjackmac now has had 23 starts for 13 wins and six seconds for earnings of $217,854.