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Lightly-raced four-year-old The Good Life, an impressive winner of the 2130m Follow @Gloucesterpark On Twitter Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night, is bred to succeed.
The Mach Three gelding is the second foal out of the talented Artistic Copper, who was retired to stud after earning $100,014 from seven wins and three placings from 31 starts. Artistic Copper, bred by Mike Howie, won the group 1 Sales Classic for two-year-old fillies in April 2013, and then the Sales Classic for three-year-olds the following February.
Artistic Copper’s first foal Some Copper Beach won the group 3 Gold Bracelet in July 2019 and earned $100,020 from nine wins and six placings from 39 starts.
The Good Life, trained and driven by Aiden De Campo, was purchased for $57,500 at the 2019 APG Perth yearling sale, and is raced by ten owners, clients of the De Campo stable. He has earned $56,708 from eight wins and nine placings from 28 starts and looks destined to win many more races.
The Good Life, the $1.50 favourite, began from barrier two on the back line and impressed in dashing forward from seventh at the bell to take the lead with 320m to travel on his way to winning by one and a half lengths from $19 chance Allwoods Rocknroll, who finished strongly after trailing the pacemaker Soho Gigolo all the way.