Alta Louisa on the way up

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Lightly-raced four-year-old Alta Louisa maintained her steady rate of improvement when she took full advantage of the No. 1 barrier and relished her pacemaking role on her way to scoring a comfortable victory in the 2130m Simmonds Steel Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The Justin Prentice-trained…

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Always An Angel shows her class

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Always An Angel gave further proof that she is one of the State’s best three-year-old fillies when she overcame the disadvantage if the outside barrier in a field of eight and sustained a powerful burst to come from last in the middle stages to win the 2130m Nova…

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Stands suit The Tiger Army

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Sportswriter four-year-old The Tiger Army maintained his excellent form in standing-start events when he unwound a spirited finishing burst to win the Nova 93.7 Handicap over 2503m at Gloucester Park on Saturday night. “He is not (exclusively) a stand horse,” said trainer Michael Young. “But the tempo in…

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Alta Cinderella is her own worst enemy

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Talented four-year-old mare Alta Cinderella has won at seven of her 12 starts, including easy victories at her past three outings, but trainer Gary Hall snr explained that she is a problem pacer. “She is her own worst enemy,” he said. “She is not a tractable horse and…

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Alta Louisa overcomes setbacks

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Inexperienced four-year-old Alta Louisa defied death as a yearling when struck down by a severe attack of colic, and she then had to overcome further setbacks before being strong enough to race. She lined up for her 14TH start when she began from the outside of the back…

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Alta Blues the first of Hall’s treble

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Up-and-coming star Alta Blues gave champion reinsman Gary Hall jnr the first leg of a treble at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he outclassed his rivals in the 2536m Allwood Stud Farm Pace. Hall, who has a substantial lead in the WA drivers’ premiership table, followed the…

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Always An Angel’s successful return

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Smart filly Always An Angel made a successful return to racing after a 14-week absence when she scored a narrow victory in the 2130m Cowden Limited The Insurance Brokers Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “We were planning to take her and Mighty Ronaldo for feature events…

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Antero Turns the Corner

Six-year-old gelding Antero, winner of six minor races on country tracks from his first 56 starts, has turned the corner with a vengeance and he has blossomed under the care of Gary Hall Snr and his ten starts for the master trainer have produced five wins, three seconds, a fourth and a sixth placing, all…

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Matai Geordie is a Speed Machine

Inexperienced New Zealand-bred pacer Matai Geordie lived up to the prediction of champion reinsman Gary Hall Jnr that the gelding is a speed machine when he revealed a spectacular last-lap burst on his way to a runaway victory in the 1730m APG Perth Yearling Sale Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The $1.60 favourite,…

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Diego Turns the Tables

Speedy New Zealand-bred pacer Diego, beaten into third place by Our Rhythm N Blues and Carrera Mach a fortnight previously, turned the tables when he finished strongly to win the 2130m Retravision, Your Fujitsu Air Conditioning Specialist Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Diego raced without cover for his third placing and Gary Hall…

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