Ken Casellas | Photo Credit: Hamilton Content Creators
See Ya Write is a handy young pacer, but he lacks the killer instinct.
He was second favourite at $2.90 in the 2130m Westside Auto Wholesale Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he prevailed narrowly when five horses crossed the finishing line with very little separating them.
He gained the verdict, out four wide, by a half neck from the fast-finishing Al Guerrero ($31), with a nose back in third place to $26 chance Shadow Roll, who charged home out five wide.
After starting from barrier three, See Ya Write, prepared by Greg and Skye Bond, raced in the breeze for the first 400m before enjoying an ideal trip in the one-out, one-back position, with the $2.20 favourite Triroyale Brigade setting the pace from Major Stare in the breeze.
See Ya Write started a three-wide move 250m from home and he finished solidly out four wide to get to the front in the final stages.
“He was going to run straight past them,” said star reinsman Ryan Warwick. “He races with the Murphy blind on the near side, and tonight he ran past them and thought his job was done. It wasn’t until Shadow Roll got outside of him that he started to get going again.
“He did the same when Deni (Roberts) won the Higgins Memorial with him. He has always raced with the Murphy. I think that if we take the patch off the Murphy so he can see the other horses, he will run straight past them and keep going.”
After easy opening quarters of 31.2sec. and 29.8sec. the final 400m sections were covered in 28.5sec. and 28.8sec. and See Ya Write rated 1.57.8. The Sportswriter gelding has raced 24 times for nine wins and nine placings. He has had 13 starts in Western Australia for five wins and five seconds.