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A change in training routine has done the trick for Bettor Copagoodone, who bounced back to form with a strong victory in the 2536m Etch Coatings Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

“I have been down to the beach at Naval Base all week with Bettor Copagoodone and Bettor Pack It,” said Hopeland trainer Giles Inwood. “We went to the beach on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the mares waded in the water and had a roll in the sand.

“It was the first time they have been to the beach for me. I thought they both would have a good chance this week, so I wanted to freshen up their minds.”

Bettor Copagoodone was the second favourite at $3.90 in Friday night’s event when Aiden de Campo got the mare away swiftly from the No. 4 barrier. She took the lead after 350m and de Campo rated her perfectly in the lead, and she won by just under a length from the $6 third fancy Double Expresso, who sustained a spirited burst from ninth in the middle stages.

Bettor Copagoodone, owned by Mildred Malazarte, had been racing well in stronger fields and hadn’t enjoyed much luck, according to Inwood, who now has prepared the Bettors Delight five-year-old for 12 starts for two wins and five placings. Her latest win improved her record to 64 starts for 11 wins, 21 placings and $97,494 in prizemoney.

Later in the night $3.40 chance Bettor Pack It, also owned by Malazarte, set the pace before finishing second to outsider Delightfull in a 2130m event for mares.