Into The Black Book – Gloucester Park


The OzRace Team comment on the ones to follow from the Fridays meeting at GLOUCESTER PARK

Friday 17th November 2017


“was having his first start since the end of July when finishing  second to Johnny Disco. Settling midfield in the moving line the son Bettors Delight ran on nicely though he was never going to threaten the winner. In a powerful stable is sure to win his share of races this time in.” – Robbie Dewar


“ran an impressive third at his first start since a transfer to Henley Brook trainer Mike Reed and the gelding looks ready to win. He crossed from barrier eight on Friday night and raced three-wide before facing the breeze. The change of stable environment appears to have greatly benefited Challenging, who had not been placed in his previous six starts. He last won eight months ago, but it seems the tide is about to turn for him.” – Ernie Manning


“Was forced to work outside of the winner Rocknroll Lincoln in the Golden Nugget Prelude and wouldn’t let a horse run past him in 1:55.8. The margin of defeat was only 1.3m and he will be prominent in the 4YO features.” – Trent Orwin


“got a soft run on the back of the stablemate and winner Sarah Goody when finishing second in the opening event. Look for a week country penalty Friday night class race, should pay her way.” – Robbie Dewar


“drew a lot of attention when he came from a second row draw and finished third in his WA debut. The Victorian import, who had difficulty securing a clear run, looks a valuable addition to trainer Ross Olivieri’s Oakford stable and he could emerge as a leading candidate for next month’s Golden Nugget. Wrappers Delight has won at nine of 27 starts. He was unplaced in his last four races before a transfer to Perth, however appears ready to show peak form again.” – Ernie Manning


“It wasn’t even a contest as this pacer obliterated his opposition by 32.8m in 1:55.6. He has always looked smart and there will be bigger races for him to conquer going forward.” – Trent Orwin


“started at $68.80 when finishing second behind Better Boa on Friday night, was last  early and rattled home down the outside in a good performance, could pay to follow on an each way basis.” – Robbie Dewar


“finished more than 30m behind brilliant winner Cott Beach on Friday night, but shapes as one to follow. There was a lot of merit in the third run by New Zealand import Dontstopbelievin at her first start since contesting Auckland races last April. Trainer-reinsman Kim Prentice, who has a strong strike rate with his small team, is sure to astutely select a race program for the three-year-old. She won in Auckland four starts ago should have a bright future on local tracks.” – Ernie Manning




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