Ace reinsman Ryan Warwick heaped praise on outstanding six-year-old pacer Mighty Conqueror after driving him to an easy victory in the $25,000 Dancing With The Stars On Seven Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
“He is back to how he was in his four-year-old year when I thought he was going better than when he won the WA Pacing Cup as a five-year-old in January 2020,” Warwick said. “I think he is a better horse now than when he won the Pacing Cup.
“I don’t know what his target is, but it is just good to see him back in this form. I’d say the next Pacing Cup would be an aim.”
Mighty Conqueror, who beat stablemates Vampiro and Our Jimmy Johnstone in the WA Pacing Cup in January 2020, finished third behind Vultan Tin and Chicago Bull in the WA Pacing Cup in December 2020.
The New Zealand-bred gelding by American Ideal, is lightly raced, with his 37 starts producing 18 wins, nine placings and stakes of $579,798.
On Friday night, Mighty Conqueror was favourite at $1.20 and from the No. 1 barrier he set a brisk pace and scored by a length from Diego ($7), rating 1.55.7 over the 2536m journey, with final quarters of 29sec., 29.1sec., 28.5sec. and 27.9sec.\
By Ken Casellas