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Mundijong trainer Michael Young is in a purple patch of form, and for the second week in a row he had two starters at the Gloucester Park Friday meeting, and he left the course both times, celebrating a double.

Promising WA-bred three-year-old Orlando Blue, excellent value at $9, completed the double for Young and reinsman Shannon Suvaljko on Friday night when he dashed to the front after 150m, set a fast pace and caused an upset when he defeated the $1.70 favourite Finvarra in the $18,000 Sky Racing Pace.

Two races earlier, Suvaljko brought Beat City ($5.20) home with a powerful burst to win the 2130m Mondo Doro Smallgoods Pace by almost a length from the $3.30 favourite Gambit.

Suvaljko and Young combined to land a double the previous Friday night with Beat City and Nevermindthechaos.

Orlando Blue was bought by Young for $12,000 in June this year and the son of American sire Heston Blue Chip is raced by several of Young’s stable clients. Orlando Blue’s ten starts for his new connections have resulted in four wins and two placings for stakes of $30,130.

“We knew he was a pretty reasonable horse and he adapted to our system straight away,” said Young. “He didn’t have a lot of gate speed the first time in, but he looks like he’s getting out of the gate quicker now and has been able to lead and win at his past two starts. He can run solid sectionals.”

Orlando Blue is the first foal out of Harriet Elisabeth, who was retired after having 36 starts for eleven wins, nine placings and stakes of $114,348. Harriet Elisabeth’s second foal is Tricky Miki, easy winner of the Golden Slipper in July this year.

Beat City was most impressive in winning on Friday night. He began out wide at barrier seven and was restrained back to last. He was in eighth place 500m from home when Suvaljko sent him forward, three wide. He went four wide on the home turn, hit the front at the 100m mark and rated a smart 1.54.2, with final sectionals of 28.3sec., 28.5sec. and 28.8sec.

A winner of eight races in Victoria, Beat City has had ten starts in WA for four wins and four seconds to boost his overall record to 42 starts for 12 wins, ten seconds and four thirds for earnings of $108,572.

Young maintained his winning form when he took one pacer to Busselton on Saturday night — and that four-year-old, Fatal Attack, won a 2030m stand by a length from Medieval Man. Fatal Attack, a $3.70 chance driven by Dylan Egerton-Green, galloped at the start and raced three back on the pegs before winning easily.