Swingband justifies his high price

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Inexperienced two-year-old Swingband, a $70,000 purchase at the 2020 APG Perth yearling sale, gave a strong indication that he is destined for a successful career when he finished full of running to score a decisive victory in the 2130m Channel 7 Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.…

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Alice Kay is bred to shine

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Victorian-bred mare Alice Kay is bred to be a good winner, and she gave her trainer Katja Warwick a belated birthday present when Shannon Suvaljko drove her to an all-the-way victory in the Better Your bet With TABtouch Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Warwick, who celebrated…

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Otis snatches victory

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Talented colt Otis chalked up his eighth win from 26 starts and boosted his earnings to $78,406 when he raced without cover early and then enjoyed the one-out, one-back trail before finishing determinedly to snatch a head victory from the pacemaker Burghley Shard in the 2130m Direct Trades…

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Scorching early pace ideal for Vespa

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators A sizzling lead time of 34.4sec. proved to be the perfect scenario for noted sit-sprinter Vespa in the 2130m Australian Pacing Gold Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Vespa, a $5 chance from out wide at barrier No. 8, settled down in last position in the field…

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New tactics suit Walsh

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators WA-bred five-year-old Walsh has struck a purple patch, and new tactics suited the Art Major gelding when he scored a smart victory in the 2130m Channel 7 Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “We have been driving him tough lately, and tonight he sprinted really good,” said…

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Infatuation, a quiet achiever

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators New Zealand-bred pacer Infatuation bounced back to his best form with a splendid victory in the 2130m Intersport Slater Gartrell Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night, with star reinsman Ryan Warwick saying that the five-year-old has been flying under the radar. “He doesn’t get the credit he…

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A spell for Magnificent Storm

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Exciting four-year-old Magnificent Storm will enjoy a spell of three to four weeks at managing owner Robbie Tomlinson’s Pinjarra property before returning to trainer Ray Williams’ Mt Helena stables to be prepared for the rich Fremantle and WA Pacing Cups in the summer. “I’ll get him back in…

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A father’s gift is a big winner

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Blythewood trainer Kristy Elson remains eternally grateful to her father Gary, who gave her a virtually unwanted yearling three years ago. She named the Victorian-bred colt Jaspervellabeach, who boosted his earnings to $196,818 when he gave a tough and impressive performance to win the Garrard’s Horse And Hound…

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Vivere Damore sparkles in trials

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Six-year-old Vivere Damore is the only mare in the field of nine to contest the 2130m Australian Pacing Gold Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night — and she is racing first-up after a six-month absence. But the Peter Tilbrook-trained pacer demands plenty of consideration following two highly…

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Jaspervellabeach is Emily’s best

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Twenty-year-old Emily Suvaljko is riding on the crest of a mighty wave, and she will enjoy having a full book of drives for the first time at a city meeting at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Fresh from a treble with Rocky The Outlaw ($6.80), Baltic Ace ($9.20)…

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Alice Kay gets her chance

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Victorian-bred mare Alice Kay has drawn the No. 1 barrier for the first time in Western Australia, and she has bright prospects of notching her first win in the State when she contests the $18,000 Better Your Bet With TABtouch Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. She…

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De Campo admires Magnificent Storm

Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators Star reinsman Aiden de Campo is looking forward to driving up-and-coming superstar Magnificent Storm in the $50,000 Channel 7 Navy Cup at Gloucester Park on Friday night when the brilliant four-year-old will be attempting to extend his winning sequence to six and improving his WA record to 18…

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