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Four-year-old Art Major gelding Mirragon gave a bold frontrunning display to win the 2536m Westral Meshlock Security Doors And Screens Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

His easy three-length victory over Alice Kay at a 1.58.8 rate showed that he has the potential to become a solid second-string summer carnival prospect behind his speedy four-year-old stablemate Hampton Banner.

Mirragon, prepared by Debra Lewis, was favourite at $1.30 from the favourable No. 1 barrier, and Chris Lewis rated him perfectly with opening quarters of 30.9sec. and 30.2sec. before lifting the tempo with final 400m sections of 27.9sec. and 28sec.   

Alice Kay, a $16 chance, showed admirable strength to race in the breeze for most of the way and finish second, a nose in front of the $9 second fancy The White Rabbit, who ran on from fifth at the bell. Mirragon raced 33 times in Victoria for seven wins and ten placings, and in WA he has had 17 starts for six wins and four placings. Friday night’s victory boosted his earnings to $203,555.