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Old vs young in Gloucester Park feature

11:45 PM 18 Jun 2013 NZST
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Has The Answers
Has The Answers
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Seemingly indestructible ten-year-old Has The Answers is poised to seriously test record-smashing five-year-old Livingontheinterest after drawing favourably at barrier two on the front line in the 2130m Quality Produce Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Livingontheinterest, the youngest runner in the event, fared poorly in the random draw and will start out wide at No. 6.

The draw has set up an intriguing clash between the brilliant

ightly-raced Livingontheinterest and the evergreen Has The Answers, the

oldest runner in the race.

Livingontheinterest revealed scintillating speed last Friday night

hen he set a scorching pace and smashed the track record for 1730m,

ating 1.53.1 in beating Hokonui Ben and David Hercules by just under

our lengths. Has The Answers started from the back line and worked hard

in the breeze before fading to finish eighth.

However, Has The Answers will have many admirers this week and

ertainly gets a very good opportunity to turn the tables on

ivingontheinterest.

Has The Answers, trained by Tony Svilicich, returned to top form last

Friday week when he made the most of barrier No. 1 in setting the pace

nd winning decisively from Shardons Rocket and Uppy Son, rating 1.57.8

ver 2130m after sprinting the final two 400m sections in 28.4sec. and

7.2sec.

Has The Answers, a seasoned veteran of 232 starts for 74 wins, 38

econds and 24 thirds for $1,285,492 in prizemoney, had raced 52 times

or seven wins before Liviningontheinterest, trained by Gary Hall sen.,

as foaled in New Zealand on September 16, 2007. Six days after

ivingontheinterest was born Has The Answers won a race at Gloucester

ark by eight lengths and then went on to win at his next five starts.

Livingontheinterest is the least experienced runner in Friday night's

race, having had only 27 starts for 15 wins and six placings for stakes

of $153,575.

Champion reinsman Chrism Lewis had no hesitation in electing to drive

Has The Answers this week in preference to the Ross Olivieri-trained

ez The Bart Man, who gave an impressive performance last Friday week

hen he raced wide in the middle stages and the outside the pacemaker

efore finishing with great determination to be a head second to Bettor

eason over 2536m.

Lewis has driven Hez The Bart Man in all of his eight starts in

estern Australia (since arriving from Victoria) for two wins, three

econds, two thirds and a sixth placing. He rises in class this week and

faces a stern test from barrier No. 2 on the back line.

Though polemarker Hes My Hero possesses excellent gate speed, Has The

Answers is sure to carry too many guns for him in the early stages and

s certain to set the pace. Whether Gary Hall jun. elects to go forward

ith Livingontheinterest from barrier six is problematic.

Before last Friday night's dazzling victory Livingontheinterest was

eaten at his two previous starts after racing wide in the middle stages

and then in the breeze. He was a well-beaten second to stablemate

okonui Ben over 2130m on May 24 before fading to ninth behind Ima

ocket Star in the 2692m Pinjarra Cup three Mondays ago.

Ima Rocket Star, prepared by Greg and Skye Bond, has not appeared

ince storming home to win the Pinjarra Cup by a nose from Hokonui Ben.

e will start from No. 4 on the front line and will be attempting to

ncrease his winning sequence to four.

Hokonui Ben will start from the inside of the back line on Friday

ight and will have admirers after he finished with a tremendous burst

rom tenth position at the 300m mark to be second to

ivingontheintererest last week.


DELUXE EDITION CAPABLE OF OVERCOMING HER WIDE BARRIER

Promising filly Deluxe Edition gave a sample of her class when she

orked hard before winning from Seger and Big Ben Lombo over 2185m at

injarra last Monday week and she should enjoy returning to compete

gainst her own sex in the 2130m Mercer Mooney Pace for three-year-old

illies at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Deluxe Edition, trained at Oakford by Ross Olivieri, will start out

ide at barrier six on the front line, but she has the strength and

atural ability to overcome that disadvantage.

She started from the back line at Pinjarra and raced wide in the

iddle stages and then in the breeze before dashing over the final 800m

n 56.7sec. to beat Seger by a half-length. Hers was a smart performance

to beat eight geldings.

She had a similar tough run at her previous outing when an excellent

econd to Korobeit Angel over 2130m at Gloucester Park. Chris Voak gave

unters a lead when he decided to drive Deluxe Edition in preference to

he Peter Anderson-trained Money Time Milly, who is better drawn at

arrier four on the front line.

Voak handled Money Time Milly at her latest appearance, when she

aced three back on the pegs and was blocked for a clear passage in

inishing second to Dardy Delight over 2242m at Narrogin on Thursday of

ast week. Money Time Milly's most recent success was seven starts ago

hen she finished strongly to beat La Stella del Mare and Deluxe Edition

at Northam in August of last year.

Trainer Peter Tilbrook has a strong hand in Friday night's event in

hich he will be represented by Miss Atomic (No. 2 on the front line),

iamonds A Blaze (inside of the back line) and Loving You (barrier three

on the back line).

Shannon Suvaljko had the choice of the three fillies and he gave

unters a strong lead by choosing to drive Diamonds A Blaze, a stylish

inner at Pinjarra on Monday afternoon when she enjoyed an ideal

assage, one-out and one-back, before starting a three-wide move 750m

rom home, bursting to the front 90m from the post and beating

abrielletorrevean, covering the final 800m in 57.5sec. That followed

lacings at Harvey and Bunbury and a win at Gloucester Park at her three

previous starts.

Miss Atomic, a winner at Harvey and placed at Bridgetown and Narrogin

at her only three starts, will be handled by Morgan Woodley, and Chris

ewis will drive Loving You, whose past eight starts have produced three

wins and three thirds.

Kanata Queen and Wilkins Lucinda each has won five times and Lucky

iva has won three races in good style. These three fillies have winning

prospects and the punters are sure to get excellent value in what

hould prove to be a wide-open betting affair.


BETTOR REASON AIMING AT FOUR IN A ROW AT HIS FIRST RUN IN A STAND

Top-flight four-year-old Bettor Reason, the youngest runner in the

therington Fruit Sales Handicap over 2503m at Gloucester Park on Friday

night, will be contesting a standing-start event for the first time

fter 31 mobile events have netted him 11 wins and ten placings.

The New Zealand-bred stallion, trained at Serpentine by Gary Hall

en., has returned to racing in grand style, winning at each of his

hree appearances at Gloucester Park after a spell.

He qualified to contest a stand with a satisfactory trial at Byford

ast Sunday morning when he sprinted home over the final 400m in

8.2sec. after a slowly-run workout to win narrowly from the C0

erformer Agent Scully.

Bettor Reason, who has led and won from favourable barriers at his

ast two starts, is an M5-class performer who is well handicapped off

he 20m mark with Dalvey Gold in Friday night's event for M1 or better

lass performers.

But he is sure to meet plenty of opposition from in-former performers

Hokuri Handrail and Strongbow Lombo, each of whom won in fine style

ast Friday night.

Hokuri Handrail will start from the inside of the 10m line, with

trongbow Lombo on his outside. Hokuri Handrail, who set the pace last

eek, is versatile and is capable of winning when held up for a late

urst or after racing in the breeze. He has won at nine of his past ten

tarts.

The Noel Keiley-trained Strongbow Lombo is a standing-start expert

ho has won at seven of his past ten starts. He dashed to an early lead

nd went on to win from Courageous Ned over 2503m last Friday night.


SEVEN WISHES POISED TO BRING UP A HAT-TRICK

Pinjarra trainer Dudley Parker has Seven Wishes at his peak and the

ew Zealand-bred six-year-old has bright prospects of completing a

inning hat-trick by proving too speedy for his rivals in the 2130m

ullfrog International Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Chris Voak will resume of the driver of Seven Wishes after Morgan

oodley guided the gelding to a most impressive victory at a 1.57.5 rate

at Pinjarra on Monday afternoon.

Seven Wishes burst to the front 500m after the start and relished his

pacemaking role. He simply careered away from his rivals in the home

traight to beat Full Package by more than three lengths.

Voak drove Seven Wishes at Gloucester Park ten nights before that

hen the gelding was restrained from a wide barrier and then covered a

ood deal of extra ground before winning from Me Old Mate and Raza Sharp

Lombo.

Brad Stampalia gave punters a lead when he chose to drive the Kevin

eys-trained Tyler Diamond in preference to polemarker Tartary Troy in

he 2130m WA Crates Westbred Pathway Pace.

Stampalia has driven Tartary Troy (trained by Annalise Duschka) at

ix of his past seven starts and the seven-year-old is capable of a bold

effort at his second outing after a spell. Shane Butcher has been

ngaged to drive the gelding.

Stampalia has won three races with Tyler Diamond, who looks one of

he main chances from barrier No. 2 on the front line. Butcher drove

yler Diamond at his latest start when he trailed the pacemaker and

inished third behind Lord Diego over 2130m at Gloucester Park on

uesday of last week.

Bickley trainer Peter Anderson will be represented by Franco Hendrix

nd Mighty Flying Thomas in the 2130m Fresh Choice Sales Pathway Pace

nd Morgan Woodley has opted to drive Mighty Flying Thomas from the

utside of the front line. Colin Brown has been engaged for the

olemarker Franco Hendrix.


By Ken CASELLAS

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