Talented New Zealand-bred five-year-old My Carbon Copy enjoyed a drop in class when he ended a losing sequence of ten with a comfortable all-the-way victory in the 2130m Intersport Slater Gartrell Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
The $1.20 favourite from the No. 2 barrier dawdled through the lead time in 39.5sec. and the opening quarters of the final mile in 32.1sec. and 29.8sec. before final 400m sections of 29.4sec. and 28.1sec.
The American Ideal gelding, trained by Gary Hall Snr and driven by Gary Hall Jnr, defeated Mister Ardee ($8) by just under a length to improve his record to 38 starts for 11 wins and 15 placings for earnings of $129,909.
The win completed a treble for the father-and-son combination which had been successful earlier in the night with Jumpingjackmac and Whozideawasthis.
My Carbon Copy is a full-brother to former star pacer My Hard Copy, who raced 89 times for 27 wins, 23 placings and stakes of $1,271,592. His victories included the WA Pacing Cup in 2015 and 2016 and the 2018 Fremantle Cup in which he defeated Lazarus and Chicago Bull.
by Ken Casellas