WA MEDIA GUILD FRIDAY’S THOUGHTS 20 MAY

Wonderful To Fly will be a long odds-on favourite as she shoots for her sixth win in a row in the $50,000 Trotsynd 3YO Diamond Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Despite drawing awkwardly in gate 10, the Shane Young-trained and reined star filly has too much class for her 11 rivals and…

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Harper Cautious About Eldaytona’s Rise in Class

Michael Heaton | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Prolific winner Eldaytona has been in blistering form winning seven of his past nine starts but regular driver Lindsay Harper is mindful the four-year-old faces the toughest test of his career at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Trained by Sue Wiscombe, the son of Somebeachsomewhere will contest the Www.jppacing.com.au…

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Robbie Rocket Ready to Roll

Michael Heaton | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators After a frustrating run of poor barrier draws, Follow The Stars four-year-old Robbie Rocket bounced back in a big way at Northam last start and looks primed to land back-to-back wins at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The Ron Huston-trained gelding justified his $1.10 favouritism to romp in by…

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Wonderful Filly Set to Fly in Classic

Michael Heaton | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing Star filly Wonderful To Fly will be looking to add another Group-level victory to her honour roll at Gloucester Park on Friday night when she lines up in the Group 2 Trotsynd 3YO Diamond Classic (2130m). An emphatic winner at her last five starts and victorious at…

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Patched Up Newsletter Shows Her Class

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing   Prominent breeder and Hopeland trainer Mike Howie has never lost faith in his promising mare Newsletter, who has recovered from damaged tendons to both her forelegs. “I have patched her up and her past five starts have been very good,” said Howie after Emily Suvaljko celebrated her…

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Troublesome Middlepage Triumphs

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing WA-bred five-year-old Middlepage has proved a considerable handful for trainer-reinsman Lindsay Harper, but he was almost on his best behaviour at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he won the 1730m Minstrel Pace in convincing style. “He only had to pace to win,” said Harper after Middlepage, the…

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Bushell Keeps Kicking Goals

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing David Bushell was a feisty rover who loved kicking goals for East Fremantle in the 1980s, and now he is thoroughly enjoying kicking goals in the sport of harness racing. He and his mate Kevin Smith, another former East Fremantle footballer, were in high spirits at Gloucester Park…

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Soho Broadway gets Home by a Head

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing Four-year-old Soho Broadway, the youngest and least experienced runner and only mare in the field, showed that she is set for a successful campaign when she fought on determinedly to snatch victory in the 2536m Ima Rocket Star Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The daughter of…

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Angel In White Loves to Lead

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing A fighting fifth behind star mare Savvy Bromac in the group 2 WASBA Breeders Stakes last Friday week was a strong indication that noted frontrunner Angel In White would prove hard to beat from the favourable No. 2 barrier in the 2130m $22,000 Galactic Star Pace at Gloucester…

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Svilicich is on the Ball

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing Veteran trainer Tony Svilicich has always been a keen judge of horseflesh, and he made a sound investment when he purchased a seven-year-old trotter Goodtime Pe Rabbit for a mere $5000 in May 2021. “I watched him race (on the internet) when he was a young horse and…

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Heez Our Perseus Continues to Shine

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing New Zealand-bred six-year-old Heez Our Perseus maintained his excellent form and revealed plenty of strength when he raced without cover before dashing away from his rivals over the final 400m to score an easy victory in the 2130m Money Magnet Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Trained…

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Symington’s City First

Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing Highly-promising young reinsman Kyle Symington landed his first metropolitan-class winner when he produced a flawless exhibition to guide Miss Limelight to an impressive victory in the $18,500 Kallen and Danielle Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Miss Limelight, a $15.80 chance from barrier two on the back…

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