Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing
Smart six-year-old mare Majestic Dream enhanced her reputation as one of WA’s best trotters when she scored an effortless victory in the $20,250 Steel Blue Boots Handicap at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Majestic Dream was the $1.95 favourite off the 20m mark in the field of seven, and she was driven with extreme confidence by Lauren Harper.
With One Bid Buys standing flat-footed at the start, frontmarker Tears Of Joy ($5.50) set a slow early pace from outsiders Kell Road Kid ($91) and Malabar Spur ($41), with Harper content to race in sixth position.
When Deni Roberts eased Lightning Calder into the one-wide line after 1000m, Harper quickly angled Majestic Dream off the pegs to take the trail behind that trotter. But soon after that Lightning Calder returned to be four back on the pegs, leaving Majestic Dreamer in the breeze.
Soon after that Morgan Woodley moved the 30m backmarker and $2.75 second favourite Dark Secret off the pegs to take the trail behind Majestic Dreamer, who surged to the front with 4300m to travel and won by three lengths from Dark Secret, rating a slow 2.7.3 rate over the 2530m journey.
Majestic Dreamer, a winner at four of her 39 starts in Victoria, was purchased by Mundijong trainer Karen Bennett last November and now has had 17 starts in WA for eight wins and four placings, including the group 1 Trotters Cup at Gloucester Park in December when she defeated Tears Of Joy and Tricky Ric.
She is by Canadian stallion Majestic Son and is out of Orlandos Dream, a modest Victorian performer who earned $46,750 from nine wins and 14 placings from 76 starts.