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Inexperienced two-year-old colt Youre So Fine will resume racing after a four-month absence, and he has the class to win first-up and at his second start in Australia when he begins from the No. 4 barrier in the 1730m Team Bond Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

He made a sound Australian debut when he raced in the one-out, one-back position and fought on gamely to finish third in the group 1 Golden Slipper at Gloucester Park on June 11.

Before that, he raced three times in New Zealand for a third in a group 3 classic at Wyndham, a win in the group 2 Diamond Creek Classic at Invercargill and a fifth behind the brilliant colt Akuta in the group 1 Emerald at Cambridge.

He is trained by Gary Hall snr and will be driven by Gary Hall jnr, who expects the colt to perform well, saying: “I’m happy enough with him. He seems to have come back a bit better. He was only a baby when he arrived here, and it takes a while for horses from New Zealand to get used to our way of work.

“He was probably at the end of his campaign when he arrived here. He had been racing in group races like the Jewels. This is not an easy race.”

Among his opposition is Floewriter, who led and won twice at Gloucester Park earlier in the year. Trained and driven by Aiden de Campo, Floewriter will be resuming after a spell. His latest run was when he faded to finish seventh behind Rock On Top at Gloucester Park on June 25. He set the pace and finished second to The Miki Taker in the group 1 Pearl at his previous outing.

“I’m happy with his work, but first-up and drawn at barrier seven, it’s going to be pretty hard over the mile,” said de Campo. He will definitely improve from the run.”

Recent winners Paul Edward and Peter Romeo, bred and owned by Steve Johnson and prepared by David Thompson, will start out wide from barriers eight and nine, respectively. They are experienced youngsters by American sire Always B Miki and must come under serious consideration.

Peter Romeo, to be driven by Kyle Harper, led and won convincingly from Loucid Dreams over 2130m last Friday week, while Paul Edward (Dylan Egerton-Green) has impressed with three wins and six placings from 13 starts.