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Lightly-raced six-year-old Know When To Run continued his comeback in fine style when he was successful in the 2130m Channel 7 Perth Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
“I got to the leader (Pradason) easily, but then he shut off a bit on me, which was a bit of a scare,” said Gary Hall jnr after Know When To Run had defeated Pradason by a half neck at a 1.56.2 rate. He is very immature in the head but is starting to put it all together.”
Know When To Run ($3.30) started from the inside of the back line and Hall was content to trail the pacemaker and $2.90 favourite Pradason, who dashed over the final 800m in 56.1sec. However, Hall was able to get Know When To Run into the clear at the 600m and the son of American stallion Roll With Joe sustained a strong finishing burst to take a narrow lead half way down the home straight.
Know When To Run, a $13,000 purchase at the 2017 APG Perth yearling sale by Ross Waddell’s Trotsynd No. 11 syndicate, has now earned $81,719 from eight wins and nine placings from 22 starts.
He is showing no signs of the tendon injury he suffered when he surged home from last to finish fifth behind Shockwave in the Golden Nugget in December 2019, a problem which kept him out of action for 22 months.