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Double Up, resuming after an 11-week absence, further illustrated his potential when he strolled to a comfortable victory in the 2536m Happy 60TH Wedding Anniversary Joan and Graham Compson Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday afternoon.
The $1.30 favourite started from barrier three and dashed to the front after 500m before setting a brisk pace and winning by almost a length from $11 chance Middlepage, rating 1.57.6 after final quarters of 29.1sec. and 28.2sec.
This extended Double Up’s winning sequence to six and took his WA record to eight starts for seven wins and a third placing.
“He is very fast and is going places,” said star reinsman Ryan Warwick. “He has a lot more depth now than before. I thought he was just fast, but now he’s a lot stronger as well.”
Doble Up is by American Ideal and is the second foal out of Vegas Delight, whose first foal Troubador has earned $60,465 from eight wins and five placings from 41 starts.