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Former Victorian pacer Rupert Of Lincoln was a certainty beaten as a $1.45 favourite last Friday week, and he made amends in emphatic style when he scored an easy win in the 2130m Simmonds Steel Fencing And Gates Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

He began out wide at barrier seven and was a $7 chance, with Rock Me Over the $3.20 favourite from the No. 3 barrier.

Chris Voak settled Rupert Of Lincoln down in eighth position, with Shadow Roll ($8) setting the pace from Rock Me Over in the breeze. Voak urged Rupert Of Lincoln forward with a three-wide burst from the 1100m mark.

Rupert Of Lincoln sustained his strong effort to get to the front 100m from the post, and he won by more than a length from Shadow Roll. Rock Me Over faded to finish ninth.

Trainer Ross Olivieri explained that Rupert Of Lincoln was most unlucky the previous week, saying: “He was bottled up (behind the leader) and did not have an opportunity to get off the pegs until the race was virtually over.

“He finished third (behind Rockaball) and it turned out to be a very soft trial. Tonight, they went hard and set it up for Rupert Of Lincoln, who went really good. He’s got a good future and there are more wins in store. He used to race against very good horses in Victoria.”

Rupert Of Lincoln, who ended a losing sequence of eleven, has earned $109,547 from 13 wins and 14 placings from 41 starts.