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Three-year-old filly Sahara Storm was simply too speedy for her older rivals when she gave a powerful frontrunning performance to win the 2130m SEFS The Asset Finance Specialists Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

The win completed a double for the highly successful combination of trainer Nathan Turvey and driver Emily Suvaljko, who had combined earlier in the night to win with Hesashark.

Sahara Storm was the $1.95 favourite from barrier two, and Suvaljko sent the Captaintreacherous filly to the front after 100m. She bowled along in front and sped over the final quarters in 28sec. and 27.7sec. to win by just over four lengths from $12 chance Fifty Five Reborn, who fought on gamely after racing without cover. The winner rated 1.55.6.

Sahara Storm, a winner at four of her 22 Victorian starts, has raced four times in Western Australia for three wins and a second placing.

“She is still on a low mark, and we will just keep ticking along,” said Turvey. The win was Turvey’s 81ST training success for the season.