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Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing

New Zealand-bred five-year-old Power And Grace, hot favourite at $1.10 in the 2130m Hoist Solutions Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night gave his supporters some anxious moments before holding on and beating $10 chance Beat City by a head.

Power And Grace, driven by Chris Lewis, was smartest to begin from the No. 1 barrier and he set the pace and dug deep when challenged by Beat City in the home straight after a spectacular accident had disorganised the field approaching the home turn.

Six horses were affected, leaving Power And Grace to stave off the determined late bursts from Beat City, Miss Limelight and Vivere Damore.

“Power And Grace has done a tradesman-like job in front,” said trainer Ross Olivieri. “Beat City had a fair bit of luck in the race to lob where he did, and he got close to Power And Grace. In fact, it looked like he had him, but the little fella fought back when Chris (Lewis) asked him. That’s what he’s like; he is solid, and he’s got more wins in him. He is nice and honest.”

Power And Grace is by American sire Somebeachsomewhere and is the first foal out of the unraced Art Major mare Pure Magic. All of his 42 starts have been in Western Australia, resulting in 14 wins and 16 placings for earnings of $118,516.

He gave a sample of his ability when he finished second to the brilliant Magnificent Storm in the group 2 Four-Year-Old championship in January 2021.