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Promising, lightly-raced mare Sheez Our Hope made amends for her bad luck a fortnight earlier when she scored an effortless victory in the 2130m Strongest APG Perth Yearling Sale Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Two weeks earlier Sheez Our Hope met with bad interference twice before finishing eighth behind Savvy Bromac. She was a $5.70 chance from the No. 2 barrier on Friday night, with Savvy Bromac the hot favourite at $1.70 from barrier five.

Sheez Our Hope burst straight to the front before Kyle Harper relinquished the lead after 100m to $4.80 chance Angel In White.

Angel In White set a brisk pace and Harper had no trouble in easing Sheez Our Hope off the pegs with 350m to travel. Sheez Our Hope sprinted ton the front 150m from the finish and coasted to a one-length victory over Angel In White, rating a smart 1.55.3. Savvy Bromac raced in last position in the field of seven before fighting on to finish a well-beaten third.

“Sheez Our Hope was unlucky at her previous start,” said Harper. “She pulled up a bit worse for wear, and Mike (trainer Mike Cornwall) had to treat her for a few days to get her right. She pulled up a bit tender from straining by taking a sideways step when she got the second check.

“Mike has done a tremendous job in getting her back and being able to run those times tonight. Everything worked out well. I was unsure what her leading ability was like, so I took the sit. I hedged my bets, using her off the arm and then managing to sit her up. I wasn’t sure that she could burn off the arm and hold the front, and still run on.” Sheez Our Hope has now had 21 starts for nine wins, five placings and $94,314.