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Coolup trainer Vic Bryers was delighted with Roman Art’s splendid all-the-way win in the 2130m Retravision, Lowest Price Guaranteed Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night and said he would give plenty of thought at setting the Art Major stallion for the $50,000 Pinjarra Cup on March 7.

“Pinjarra is his favourite track, and he has won at seven of his nine starts there,” he said. “Sometimes he struggles to get around smaller tracks, and he is suited to the big Pinjarra circuit.”

Roman Art, the $3.30 second favourite, was untroubled to set the pace and win by one and a half lengths from the fast-finishing Manning ($26), with The Ideal Touch ($4.60) a fighting third, and the $2.40 favourite Alta Intrigue fading to fifth after racing without cover over the final 1200m.

The win completed a double for de Campo, who had won the opening event with Floewriter.

Bryers races Roman Art on lease from the stallion’s breeder John McIntosh, and Roman Art has earned $109,467 from 13 wins and nine placings from 38 starts.

“He has been a little beauty, just an honest little bull who is a happy fellow at home,” said Bryers. “He has been sparingly raced by choice because I wanted him to develop a bit more. He is light on his feet and has always been quite sound.

“Roman Art likes to lead. He’s a bull, and bulls are natural leaders, with most stallions doing their best when racing in front.”

Bryers has four pacers in work, including Sunshine Swift, whose past seven starts (between April and June in 2021) produced three wins and four third placings.