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Typhoon Banner, a son of unraced New Zealand mare When You’re Hot, maintained his hot form and notched his fourth win from his past five starts when he gave a bold frontrunning display to score a decisive victory in the 2130m Simmonds Steel And Mining Fabrication Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

“He keeps ticking all the boxes and is getting better all the time,” said trainer-reinsman Dylan Egerton-Green after driving the $2.50 second fancy Typhoon Banner to an impressive win over $101 chance Miss Limelight and the $1.90 favourite Ragazzo Mach. “His gate speed is a good asset.”

Ragazzo Mach began from barrier two and led for the first 200m before Egerton-Green sent Typhoon Banner to the front after the Bettors Delight five-year-old had begun fast from the No. 5 barrier.

After a slow opening quarter of the final mile in 31.5sec., Typhoon Banner gave his rivals little chance of threatening his ascendancy by dashing over the final three 400m sections in 28.8sec., 29.5sec. and 28.2sec.

Typhoon Banner, owned by Rob Tomlinson’s Oz-West Pacing syndicate and Damian Keating, raced twice in New Zealand as a three-year-old in November 2019 for a win at Manawatu before arriving in Western Australia. He now has earned $149,730 from 14 wins and ten placings from 38 starts.

His dam When You’re Hot is a half-sister to seven winners, including Flaming Flutter, who amassed $878,819 from 29 wins and 51 placings from 150 starts. A highlight of his career was his second to Beautide in the final of the Interdominion championship at Menangle in March 2015.