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Star reinsman Ryan Warwick admits he is learning the racing characteristics of Miss Mucho, a runaway winner of the 2130m Positive For Pacing Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

He had planned to race in the breeze with the Greg and Skye Bond-trained Miss Mucho, the $5.40 second favourite who had drawn barrier No. 4, on the immediate outside of the $2.40 favourite Bettor Get It On.

But when Bettor Get It On, driven by Justin Prentice, was beaten for early pace by the $91 outsider Bettys Lass, Warwick quickly altered his strategy and dashed Miss Mucho to the lead after 250m.

“I wasn’t sure what Miss Mucho’s best racing pattern was, and we were content to sit outside Bettor Get It On early, and then if something came, we would be happy to take cover,” explained Warwick.

“Justin’s horse didn’t come off the arm all that well, so I chanced it and got across quite easily. But then she tapped a wheel when I was restraining her after getting to the front. And every now and then she was hitting a wheel and got a bit keen.

“But it all worked out good, I guess. Running 27.3sec. down the back wasn’t ideal, but the breeze horse (My Prayer) dropped out and gave a bit of ground at the bell. Miss Mucho was going quite well, so I thought I would get a bit of a sneak on them.”

Miss Mucho raced away from her rivals, and even though she covered the final 400m in only 29.8sec. she won by four lengths from $6 chance Vivere Damore, who sustained a powerful three-wide burst from ninth at the bell.

Miss Much, a winner at five of her 22 New Zealand starts, has raced ten times in WA for three wins and three placings to improve her career record to 32 starts for eight wins, seven placings and $75,089 in prizemoney.

Her elder full-brother Mucho Macho Man has earned $91,877 from 11 wins and 23 placings from 90 starts in Queensland.