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Smart harness racing five-year-old Quite A Delight will reappear after an absence of five months when she contests the $20,000 Slater-Gartrell Sports Pace for mares at Gloucester Park on Friday night. She boasts a splendid record of nine wins and seven placings from 20 starts and has the potential to develop into a leading candidate for the $125,000 Mares Classic at Gloucester Park on December 9. Boyanup trainer-reinsman Justin Prentice has the happy knack of producing his pacers in excellent condition for strong first-up performances and Quite A Delight is sure to prove hard to beat on Friday night, despite the disadvantage of starting out wide from barrier eight on the front line in the 2130m event. The Bettor's Delight mare has been wonderfully consistent and has been unlucky in feature events, finishing second to Nuala in the group 2 Dainty’s Daughter Classic in February 2015, a nose second to stablemate Major Reality in the group 1 WA Oaks in May 2015 and third to Major Reality and Tricky Styx in the group 2 Empress Stakes last February. Baileys Gold and Lovers Prayer, favourably drawn on the front line, are sure to be prominent and Baldivis trainer Nathan Turvey holds a strong hand with three runners, Anna Faye, Royal Myth and Hidden Bad. Turvey will handle Royal Myth, a winner at nine of her 20 starts, and he has engaged Clint Hall to drive Anna Faye and Chris Lewis for Hidden Bad. Royal Myth was an easy all-the-way winner two starts ago, but she faces a stiff test from out wide at No. 7 on the front line on Friday night. Anna Faye, who will start from barrier four on the front line, was an all-the-way winner over 2185m at Pinjarra two starts ago and then enjoyed an ideal passage, one-out and one-back, before finishing strongly to be a head second to Baileys Gold over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Tuesday of last week. Hidden Bad won for the 14th time from 48 starts when she was untroubled to lead and beat Mary Catherine at Gloucester Park last Friday night, rating a smart 1.56.4 over 2130m. Hidden Bad has the disadvantage of starting from the outside of the back line on Friday night, but cannot be disregarded as an each-way prospect. Ken Casellas

Boyanup trainer-reinsman Justin Prentice has got the well-performed former New Zealand pacer Our Sky Major back on track after two disappointing efforts by the five-year-old at his first two starts in Western Australia in June and he has high hopes of a harness racing victory in the $25,000 Marathon Handicap at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Our Sky Major will need to be at his best to overcome the disadvantage of starting off the 30m mark. But he is undoubtedly the class runner in the field of 12, with earnings of $786,407 from 16 wins and 18 placings from 56 starts, None of his rivals can boast such an outstanding record, which includes three group 1 victories --- the $100,000 Messenger Championship at Alexandra Park, the $150,000 Emerald at Canterbury and the $120,000 Chariots of Fire at Menangle as a four-year-old, as well as a win in the group 2 Paleface Adios Stakes at Menangle. He also has been placed in two other group 1 events. Our Sky Major warmed up for this week’s assignment in fine style with a stylish victory at a 1.57.4 rate in a 2536m mobile event at Gloucester Park on Tuesday of last week. The son of Art Major started from the outside (barrier No. 9) on the front line and was restrained to the rear. He was still in 12th position after a lap before Prentice sent him forward, three wide, with 1250m to travel. He was sixth at the bell and got to the front 250m from the post and went on to win by a length from Livura, with final sectionals of 28.4sec. and 28.3sec. Prentice will be looking for his second success in the Marathon after he scored a thrilling last-stride victory by a head over the pacemaker Move Over in 2011. He also has driven placegetters in three other Marathons, finishing third with Global Force in 2008, second with Anvils Big Punt in 2012 and second with This Time Dylan in 2014. This Time Dylan’s trainer Michael Brennan is confident of a strong showing from his emerging five-year-old Naughty Maravu, who will start off the 10m mark and will be driven by Gary Hall jun. Naughty Maravu has returned to top form in recent weeks. He dashed to the front after 650m and set a solid pace when he beat Our Sky Major in a 2503m stand at Gloucester Park two starts ago. Our Sky Major finished determinedly from seventh at the bell to finish a half-length from the winner. Then Naughty Maravu started from 50m in a 2503m stand when he raced three wide for much of the way and finished a head second to Assassinator. Hall has won the Marathon behind Im Themightyquinn in 2010 and Code Red in 2012, as well as finishing head seconds with Vintage Concerto in 2007 and Norvic Nightowl last year. e also droive Why Live Dangerlusly into bthird place behind Glacier Star in 2011.  He also finished third with Why Live Dangerously in 2011. Phoenix Warrior, who will share the 30m back mark with Our Sky Major and Courage Tells, will have many admirers. Phoenix Warrior, trained by Greg and Skye Bond, impressed with a strong win in a 2536m mobile at Gloucester Park last Friday week when he started from the outside of the back line and sustained a powerful burst over the final 1500m to beat Courage Tells at a 1.58.1 rate. Phoenix Warrior started off 20m and 30m, respectively, at his two previous outings over 2503m when he covered a good deal of extra ground and fought on grandly to finish third to Our Jericho and second to Ohoka Cooper. Ken Casellas

Champion harness racing reinsman Gary Hall jun. celebrated his 34th birthday by driving the Michael Brennan-trained Awesum Teddy to victory in a 2503m stand at Gloucester Park on Tuesday night and he hopes to continue in good form by landing Maidenimpression a winner of the third race, the Bill Steer Memorial Pace for three-year-old fillies, on Friday night. Hall has driven Maidenimpression for Boyanup trainer Justin Prentice at the filly’s past three starts for a fast-finishing win in the Dainty’s Daughter Classic at Pinjarra, an unlucky fifth behind Jasmin Amal and an easy win in a heat of the Breeders Classic at Gloucester Park on Monday afternoon. Maidenimpression is somewhat awkwardly drawn at barrier six in Friday night’s 2130m event, but Hall believes the filly by the $4 million earner Mister Big has the ability to overcome this disadvantage. “She led from barrier one and got it all her own way on Monday,” he said. “But she still ran decent sectionals (30.6sec., 30.1sec., 28.4sec. and 27.7sec.). She’s a big-striding filly and she goes quicker than what you think she’s going. It felt like that she won in second gear. “This will be a test from barrier six, but she’s probably good enough to go forward. Eventually she will be a role player from any draw.” Ross Olivieri, an eight-time premiership trainer in WA, said that he Sheer Rocknroll was a big chance in the race if she was able to get to the front from the No. 2 barrier. Sheer Rocknroll has won at eight of her 26 starts and is a splendid frontrunner. But Olivieri is concerned that she might not be able to cross the polemarker Maia Maguire, a filly trained by Prentice who made most of the running when an easy winner at Bunbury two starts ago. Sheer Rocknroll will be handled by her usual reinsman Stuart McDonald, who was suspended on Tuesday night for four weeks after the stewards found him guilty of an unacceptable drive behind Sheer Rocknroll when she finished fifth and last behind Maidenimpression on Monday afternoon. The stewards ruled that McDonald erred by electing to move Sheer Rocknroll from a one-wide position early in the race to the pegs, where he was unable to gain a clear run for the remainder of the race. McDonald’s penalty will start from midnight on Friday night. Ken Casellas

Boyanup trainer Justin Prentice holds a strong hand in the $18,000 Premier Avan Maxxi Pace for harness racing three-year-old fillies at Gloucester Park with four of the 12 runners --- Maia Maguire, Maidenimpression, Millwood Molly and Im Zuleika. The New Zealand-bred Maia Maguire is showing steady improvement and though awkwardly drawn at barrier five on the front line, she appears to have sound winning prospects for reinsman Chris Lewis. Maia Maguire warmed up for this week’s race in good style with a convincing victory over 2569m at Bunbury last Saturday night. She raced three wide early before dashing to the front with two laps to travel. After a slow first half (64.7sec.) of the final mile Maia Maguire increased the tempo and impressed when she sped over the final quarters in 28.6sec. and 27.8sec. to win by more than two lengths from Allthewaytothebank. Gary Hall jun. will drive Maidenimpression, who notched her third win from seven starts when she raced in sixth and last position for most of the way before finishing powerfully to get up in the final stride to win the Dainty’s Daughter Classic by a head from Jasmin Amal at a 1.57.4 rate over 2185m at Pinjarra on Monday afternoon. The final quarters were run in 27.5sec. and 29.3sec. Maidenimpression will need a slice of luck to overcome her wide draw at No. 8 on Friday night. Millwood Molly, a fast-finishing winner at Gloucester Park at her debut two starts ago, had every chance when fourth behind Maidenimpression on Monday. She will start from the outside of the front line on Friday night. Im Zuleika, a winner at two of her 12 starts, will begin from the inside of the back line and should be prominent. The David Thompson-trained Jasmin Amal has drawn favourably at barrier one. She ran on from fifth at the bell to hit the front 50m from the post when a head second to Maidenimpression on Monday. The Ross Olivieri-trained Sheer Rocknroll set the pace in Monday’s race and was far from disgraced in finishing a close-up third to Maidenimpression. Her 24 starts have produced eight wins and eight placings and she has excellent each-way prospects from barrier three on Friday night. Many punters will also pin their faith in Our Gamma Lady (barrier six) and Shes Artful (seven). Our Gamma Lady, trained and driven by Nathan Turvey, chalked up her fifth win from 15 starts when she gave a bold frontrunning display to win by more than three lengths from Usual Chaos over 1684m at a 1.56 rate at Pinjarra on Monday. Shes Artful, trained by Greg and Skye Bond, covered a lot of extra ground before scoring an easy first-up win at Northam three starts ago. She sustained a spirited finishing burst when third to Straight Thru Blue over 2185m at Pinjarra on Monday. Ken Casellas Fields for Gloucester Park, Friday 15 July 2016 Form guide for Gloucester Park, Friday 15 July 2016

Brilliant New Zealand-bred five-year-old Our Sky Major, a winner of five group 1 feature events and $777,717 in stakes, will make his Gloucester Park debut when he starts from the No. 2 barrier in the Nexans Olex Pace, a C10 to C15 event in which his clash with up-and-coming star American Boy will be a feature of the ten-event harness racing program. Our Sky Major, a winner at 15 of his 53 starts, is prepared at Boyanup by Justin Prentice, who took over the preparation of the horse just over two months ago. Prentice drove Our Sky Major at his West Australian debut when he was a 10/1 on favourite in a 1609m at Bunbury on June 4 and was surprisingly beaten. After starting from barrier five, Our Sky Major raced three wide early before taking the lead at the bell. He sprinted over the third quarter of the final mile in a sizzling 26.9sec. before wilting in the final stages to finish third behind Lord Lombo and Northern Assassin. The winner rated 1.53.6 after a final quarter of 28.2sec. That was Our Sky Major’s first run since he finished sixth in a 3200m stand at Addington on March 26. Our Sky Major has had 13 starts this season for just one second and two thirds. He shone as a four-year-old, winning at four of his eight starts, including the $200,000 Chariots Of Fire at Menangle in March 2015 (recording a time of 1.51.5 over 1609m) and the Four-Year-Old Emerald at Ashburton two months later. Our Sky Major, who finished a head second to Our Maxim in the 2240m Victoria Derby at Melton in February 2014, is sure to prove a worthy opponent for American Boy, who has shown tremendous promise in winning at 11 of his 14 starts. American Boy has drawn the prized No. 1 barrier and Gary Hall jun. will be determined to set the pace. Trainer Gary Hall sen. said he was looking forward to American Boy clashing with Our Sky Major. “It’s a strong field, but American Boy is in good form,” he said. “American Boy has good gate speed and will lead and prove hard to beat. His past two runs have been outstanding.” Fields for Gloucester Park, Friday 24 June 2016 Form guide for Gloucester Park, Friday 24 June 2016         Ken Casellas

Boyanup trainer-reinsman Justin Prentice is delighted that Im Stylish will start from the coveted No. 1 barrier in the Del Basso Smallgoods Diamond Classic at Gloucester Park on Friday night and he is confidently planning an all-the-way victory in the $100,000 group one classic for two-year-old fillies over 1730m. “I’m super happy with the draw and the plans are to lead,” he said. “I think there’s no doubt she’s got the gate speed to hold the front. “She did all the work from barrier five when she raced in the breeze and won a qualifying heat on Tuesday of last week. She did it easily with the ear plugs in. She’s as fit as I can get her and I think she’s better this week than she was last week.” The heat victory at a 1.58.9 rate (with a final quarter in 27.5sec.) improved her record to four starts for two wins and two seconds. Im Stylish rated 1.56.8 when she led from barrier two and won from Beach Goddess over 1730m at Gloucester Park two starts earlier and she appears sure to be a warm favourite on Friday night, with Prentice hoping that his luck will change after finishing fourth in the Diamond Classic with hot favourites The Parade in 2013 and Major Reality in 2014. He also finished second with Bettor Dreams, trained by his father Kim, in the 2012 Diamond Classic. “The Parade raced in the breeze when fourth behind Highest Royalty and Major Reality became fired up after a false start and she went three deep without cover when coming in for the bell when fourth behind Tricky Styx,” he said. The New Zealand-bred Im Stylish is one of four runners trained by Prentice in Friday night’s classic. His other runners are maiden performers Lady Luca, Allamerican Queen and Doalittlerocknroll. Lady Luca, who will be driven by Chris Lewis from the No. 2 barrier on the front line, impressed at her third start, in a heat of the Diamond Classic on Tuesday of last week, when she was sixth at the bell before finishing strongly, out four wide, to be second to Beach Goddess. “Lady Luca hit the line really well and she’s got good ability,” Prentice said. “She is a real good competitor and it looks as though she will be up on the speed which will suit her.” Lewis has won the Diamond Classic with Dilingers Reign in 2005 and Sensational Gabby in 2011. Allamerican Queen and Doalittlerocknroll each finished in third place in qualifying heats and will be at liberal odds from awkward barriers, five and six, respectively. The major dangers to Im Stylish appear to be the Katja Warwick-trained Red Hot Roxy and Angel Bromac, who is trained and driven by Prentice’s father Kim. Red Hot Roxy possesses sparkling gate speed and she has made most of the running when a winner at three of her four starts. Her only defeat came three starts ago when she led early and then trailed the pacemaker but was hopelessly blocked for a clear passage and finished a most unlucky fourth behind Betshes Precious. Gary Hall Jnr will handle Red Hot Roxy and he looks certain to make use of the filly’s early speed in a bid to wrest the lead from Im Stylish. The New Zealand-bred Angel Bromac, owned by prominent West Australian breeder and owner Robert Watson, was the fastest of the four heart winners. Her gross time of 2min. 6.4sec. (a rate of 1.57.6) compares most favourably with the times of the other heat winners, Red Hot Roxy (2.9.4 gross), Im Stylish (2.7.9) and Beach Goddess (2.8.2). But her prospects diminished when she drew the outside (barrier three) on the back line. WATCH: Prentice says Angel Bromac will keep them honest “I’m certainly not jumping over the moon, especially now that they have extended the field from nine to 12 runners,” Prentice said. “I’m planning to race in the breeze. I’ll be charging forward from the back line, following Red Hot Roxy through. “If I sit back I’ll just be giving it to them on a platter over a mile. If they want to run 12 horses, the race should be over 2130m, not 1730m. In the interdominions, contested by the best horses in Australasia, they have only nine runners. So how can they have 12 two-year-old fillies, a lot of them having only their second start, go round in this event? “However, if I don’t go forward and just let them (the frontrunners) get away with it, there’s no way I will be able to catch them. I know the depth of Angel Bromac, so we’ll be trying to charge through and be right up there with them.” Prentice compares Angel Bromac most favourably with the brilliant Eagle Rox, a filly he trained and drove to an all-the –way victory over stablemate Bettor Dreams in the 2012 Diamond Classic. “Eagle Rox and Bettor Dreams are smaller horses, whereas Angel Bromac is enormous,” he explained. “But Angel Bromac has so much to learn, but raw ability, motor wise, I think she could be special. “As a young horse Eagle Rox could really run a (fast) quarter. Angel Bromac struggles a bit that way. But she can run three really good quarters. Now Angel Bromac has to prove that she’s a racehorse. However, on the little bit she has shown me I can’t wait to put her in the paddock and bring her back as a three-year-old. I consider she will be an elite three-year-old.” Watson is hoping for an ounce of luck and for a win with Angel Bromac. He bred and owned Soho Tokyo, an 8/1 chance who started from the No. 4 barrier and raced three wide early and then in the breeze before hitting the front on the home turn and finishing a head second to the fast-finishing Tricky Styx in the 2014 Diamond Classic. “Robert was bitterly disappointed when he rang me today (Tuesday) and discovered that there were 12 runners,” Prentice said. “I’d love to win the race for Robert, who puts so much money and time into the industry.” Henley Brook trainer Mike Reed was full of praise for the easy all-the-way heat victory of Beach Goddess and is confident of a strong showing in the final. Beach Goddess, to be driven by Mark Reed, will start from the No. 2 barrier on the back line and should enjoy a good passage. She is one of the most experienced runners in the field, with her seven starts producing four wins and three seconds.

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It is fitting that former Kiwi star Our Sky Major is about to launch the next chapter of his career around Harness Jewels time.  It was this time last year when the then Barry Purdon-trained entire complete an historic Harness Jewels “three-peat” at Ashburton. He won the Jewels finals as a two, three and four-year-old.  Much has changed since and the rising six-year-old is now with young gun trainer Justin Prentice in Western Australia.  Prentice opted to give Our Sky Major a little break when he first arrived in WA, but the son of Art Major is now primed to make his debut in his new home state.  Prentice sharpened-up Our Sky Major for his return with a Bunbury trial last Wednesday night where he sat parked early, worked to the front and won as he liked by 10m. He went a slick 1min56.7sec mile rate for 2100m and closed in splits of 55.9 and 28.3sec.  “He went super, did it really easily and has pulled-up well,” Prentice said. “He’s set to go to the races now.  “I’m keen to build his confidence again, so I’ll look for a race in the country somewhere over the next week or so to start him off and hopefully get an easy kill. It’s important will all horses, especially stallions.”  Our Sky Major was sent to Prentice after finishing sixth to Locharburn in the Easter Cup at Addington on March 26.  “I gave him a week off in the paddock when he got here, just to settle in, get used to the surrounds and relax a bit. He thrived and put on plenty of weight,” Prentice said.  “They told me he was a bit sour and hard to handle when they took him to Sydney, so I was mindful of trying to keep him relaxed.  “Perhaps the most pleasing part of the trial the other day was how relaxed he was. He was beautiful to handle. I’m hoping a happy horse means we’ll see his best form again.  “Ideally I’ll find a couple of easy races for him to start off in, then he can run in a couple of Gloucester Park free-for-alls before I give him another little let-up then set him for the Inter Dominion and Summer Carnival here.”  Prentice is still pinching himself at being given the opportunity to train Our Sky Major.  “It’s such an honour. It is a bit nerve-wracking, but getting a horse like him why we are all in the game,” he said.  “The early signs are good and I can’t wait to get him through those first couple of races.”  In other stable news, Prentice has put his star mare Major Reality out for a spell.  “She was just starting to get a bit sour after her latest run and I’ve got bigger fish to fry with her,” he said.  “She’ll have all of June and the early part of July spelling, then I’ll bring her back for the big mares’ races later in the year and look at taking her to Sydney for the Ladyship Mile.”  Adam Hamilton

9 fillies have emerged from the 4 heats of the 2016 Group 1 Diamond Classic with a host of chances now awaiting the all-important barrier draw. Red Hot Roxy was the first to place her name on the selection sheet with a dominating all-the-way win in a comfortable mile-rate of 2:00.4. After leading easily from barrier 7, Gary Hall Jnr was never challenged and let the Group 1 winner slide down the home straight to score by 11.5m to the Colin Brown trained and reined Mint Edition. Red Hot Roxy’s Byford trainer Katja Warwick was pleased with how her filly came through the heat. “She’s always very confident and that’s how she races… She did it in style today” Third across the line was Allamerican Queen who went back at the start and made up good ground in the run to the line. Heat 2 saw another $1.10 favourite qualify for the $100,000 final - Im Stylish for trainer-driver Justin Prentice was impressive in its 1:58.9 win over Callan Suvaljko’s filly Flying Margarita. Im Stylish winning her Diamond Classic Heat. Image: Jodie Hallows Flying Margarita showed early dash to force the favourite to sit parked for the journey, but with a flick of the reins Im Stylish ran straight past her opposition and won by 2.2m. “I really like her, she won tonight easy with the plugs still in… she only does what she has too” – Justin Prentice. Doalittlerocknroll fought on well from the rear to claim third in a tight finish. Angel Bromac rewarded favourite punters yet again with a win in it’s first start in a race. After impressive trails the Mach Three filly showed nice early burn to get to the front and raced clear in the home stretch - 9.2m clear of Miss Twiggy Whitby who will need to trial to the stewards satisfaction after causing a false start. Kim Prentice who trains Angel Bromac said post race his horse has some improvement under her belt after battling a virus during the week. “Her work was super but I ran a blood (scan) just to check everything and she had a virus so she missed some work last week” She stopped the clock at 1:57.6 with Kellyann Marie in third who enters the final field of 9 runners as the fastest third place-getter of the night. Beach Goddess took out Heat 4 and won like the $1.10 favourite she was sent out at. Finding the front from barrier 1, the winner of four races from seven starts was never headed and won easily for trainer Mike Reed. “I think if she gets a draw she will be very hard to beat… I wouldn’t swap her for any other filly that’s for sure” Lady Luca came from last at the 400m mark to run into second and qualify, giving trainer Justin Prentice two hopes at holding up the Diamond Classic trophy. “She’s a really nice race-horse. She has great manners which helps a lot for 2yo fillies. If she gets a draw she is in with a chance” The barrier draw will be held at RWWA HQ in Osbourne Park on Tuesday 31st of May before the Group 1 event on Friday June 3rd.   Diamond Classic Field (Not in barrier order) HORSE TRAINER Red Hot Roxy Katja Warwick Mint Edition Colin Brown Im Stylish Justin Prentice Flying Margarita Callan Suvaljko Angel Bromac Kim Prentice Miss Twiggy Whitby Edwin Dewar Kellyann Marie* David Thompson Beach Goddess Mike Reed Lady Luca Justin Prentice *Fastest Third Scott Hamilton

Boyanup harness racing trainer-reinsman Justin Prentice was philosophical when his smart mares Quite A Delight and Where Dreams Grow drew out wide at barrier eight in the second heat of the Fridgies Job The Johnson Pace and the Olive Farms Nice Drop Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. He admitted that each mare faced a stern task, but he added that both had the ability to overcome the disadvantage of a wide barrier. Quite A Delight, a smart New Zealand-bred four-year-old by Bettor's Delight, simply does not know how to perform poorly, with her 18 starts producing nine wins, five second and two thirds. “She has taken Major Reality’s outside draw from last week,” Prentice said. “She tries her hardest every week.” Major Reality overcome the outside draw last week when she charged home from last at the bell to score an effortless victory over Am Opulent and Delightful Jade over 2130m last Friday night. Quite A Delight started this season in dazzling form with five wins in a row before finishing third to Major Reality, second to James Galleon and  a half-head second to The Parade at her next three outings.     Prentice said that Quite A Delight would have to be at the top of her game to win this week against several talented, in-form mares, including the Ross Olivieri-trained pair Deluxe Edition and Lady Willoughby, Sovereign Faith, Kiralin, Millwood Faith and Pay Me Quick. Justin Prentice Olivieri holds a strong hand with Deluxe Edition starting from the coveted No. 1 barrier and Lady Willoughby at No. 2. “Both mares have a good chance,” Olivieri said. “And fair dinkum I’m not sure who I lean towards. At this stage I can’t work out which one will lead. You can’t argue with Lady Willoughby’s form and you can’t disregard Deluxe Edition.” Lady Willoughby (Chris Voak) raced without cover early and then enjoyed the one-out, one-back trail before finishing strongly to win over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Easter Thursday. She dashed over the final quarters in 28.5sec. and 28.4sec. and beat Deluxe Edition, who finished boldly from seventh at the bell. Chris Lewis will again drive Deluxe Edition. Kiralin bounced back to her best form for Oldbury trainer Kim Prentice when she led and won from Sovereign Faith over 1780m at Northam on March 31. Sovereign Faith, trained at Mt Helena by Ray Williams, raced in the breeze when a fighting second to Major Reality over 1684m at Pinjarra at her previous start. Pay Me Quick, trained and driven by Kristian Hawkins, ended a losing sequence of 21 when she set a fast pace and won easily from Eastwood Crystal and Millwood Faith at a 1.57.5 rate over 1780m at Northam on March 22. “She’s flying,” Hawkins declared. “But from barrier six I’ll be driving her patiently and for luck. She’s got an explosive turn of foot. Three starts before her win at Northam she raced in last place in a field of six at Gloucester Park and probably ran a 26.5sec. last quarter when an unlucky fourth behind Ohoka Kentucky over 2130m at Gloucester Park. If luck goes her way on Friday night she will be right in it.” WA-bred five-year-old Where Dreams Grow is in sound form, but will need luck from her wide draw on Friday night. “She’s come back (after a spell) really good, but it’s going to be tough from barrier eight over a mile,” Prentice said. Where Dreams Grow (Allamerican Ingot) followed a good first-up second to James Galleon at Pinjarra with a strong-finishing fourth behind The Parade over 1684m at Pinjarra on Monday of last week. Gary Hall jun. said that Delightful Jade had winning prospects, despite drawing the outside barrier in Friday night’s 1730m sprint. “With All About Pink sure to be attempting to lead from barrier three and Mon Lillies and Giuliana Rancic possessing good gate speed, the race could be run upside down. And if it is, then Delightful Jade will come into contention. She went well enough when third to Major Reality and Am Opulent last week.” Justin Prentice, who also prepares Giuliana Rancic, said that he was hoping for an improved effort from the hard-pulling four-year-old. “I’ve tried a different bit on her this week and she’s been really good. So I have my fingers crossed that she will settle.” The Katja Warwick-trained Straittothehilton also has solid claims from the No. 4 barrier. She finished strongly when third behind Guns With Cows over 2130m last Friday night. That followed easy wins over 2130m on the same track at her two previous starts. by Ken Casellas Fields for Gloucester Park, Friday 08 April 2016 Form guide for Gloucester Park, Friday 08 April 2016

With the arrival today of Chase The Dream from the all-star stables of Purdon/Rasmussen ahead of the Group 1 $200,000 Sky Racing WA Derby, Top WA trainer Gary Hall Snr will be hard at work putting what he hopes to be winning touches on local harness racing hope Chicago Bull. Lets Chase The Dream (as it will be known in WA) will be stabled at Greg and Skye Bond’s property to contest the WA Derby prelude on Friday night and will most likely be driven by Gary Hall Jnr. Chicago Bull will have the week off after securing a spot in the Derby with an emphatic win over Sprinter and Cant Refuse who sat parked for the entire race in last Friday night's Group 2 Western Gateway Pace. “He is such a professional little race horse, he does what you want him too. I was pretty confident in the run… we know how fast he is and I was wrapped with the run we got” – Gary Hall Jnr In a post-race interview with Gary Hall Snr, he sung Chicago Bull's praises. “He is a winner, good horses win... We go into the WA Derby now, not confident with Chase The Dream coming over, but they are an even bunch of 3yo’s… ...I think it’s fantastic they’re coming over. I am worried though, if that horse wins there will be a truck load of super-stars here for the Inters!” Also on his way west is (OUR) Sky Major who will be trained by Justin Prentice. “I couldn’t be happier, I pick him up Monday night and I can’t wait to get him home” said Justin. Our Sky Major's condition will be assessed by Prentice when he arrives but it’s more than likely he will head to a paddock briefly to acclimatise to the Australian conditions. “He will probably have one or two weeks off and have a brief winter campaign and then set him up for the summer carnival” by Scott Hamilton | GPTV

Boyanup harness racing trainer-reinsman Justin Prentice couldn’t be happier with the form and fitness of star mare Major Reality and although he concedes the four-year-old faces a test from the outside barrier and against some smart mares, including Am Opulent, Robyns C C and Bonny Under Fire, he is confident she will prove very hard to beat in the first heat of the 2130m Slater Gartrell Sports Jake and Lola Johnson Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The No. 9 barrier will test Major Reality, who is aiming to extend her winning sequence to nine. She ended her three-year-old season with a win and has won at her first seven starts this season, boosting her earnings to $243,767 from 14 wins and four placings from just 21 starts. “She has set the pace every time in this preparation,” Prentice said. “This race is going to be tougher and she is unlikely to be able to get to an early lead from the outside barrier. “However, she is a versatile mare and it doesn’t matter where she ends up. She came from behind to win the Oaks last May. I’ve been super happy with her and I didn’t move on her at her latest start, at Pinjarra, when she ran the final quarter in 26.5sec. “She will continue racing and after contesting a couple of events for mares in May I’ll send her for a spell before bringing her back for the rich mares events in November and December.” Am Opulent, trained by Greg and Skye Bond, has won only once from her past 20 starts, but she is knocking on the door. She began brilliantly from barrier five in the Golden Girls Classic over 1684m at Pinjarra on Monday, but although she got a good half-length clear she was unable to cross the polemarker All About Pink. The blistering opening quarter in 25.8sec. took its toll, but she did well to battle on into fifth place behind The Parade. The Nathan Turvey-trained Robyns C C has been a model of consistency this season and she looks a major player from the coveted No. 1 barrier. She relished her frontrunning role when a winner over Bonny Under Fire over 1730m two starts ago. Bonny Under Fire is nicely drawn at barrier two and trainer Ross Olivieri declared her an each-way prospect after her solid wins over 2139m at her past two starts. by Ken Casellas Fields for Gloucester Park, Friday 01 April 2016 Form guide for Gloucester Park, Friday 01 April 2016

Five-year-old mare The Parade should make the most of a favourable barrier (No. 3) and prove too smart for her six harness racing rivals in the $23,000 Alltools Gift Vouchers Pace over 2536m at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “Her latest run was very good and she’ll go close again this week,” declared Boyanup trainer Justin Prentice. Prentice will resume as The Parade’s driver after Brayden Green was in the sulky last Friday night when the mare settled in seventh position and sustained a strong three-wide burst from fifth at the bell to win by almost two lengths from Firebomb, rating 1.56.1 over 2130m. The Parade, who has raced 45 times for 18 wins, 14 placings and stakes of $274,429, will clash with another outstanding mare Leda McNally, who looks set to act as pacemaker from her ideal barrier at No. 2. Another rival will be the evergreen 11-year-old Shardons Rocket, who will start from the outside in a field of seven. Shardons Rocket will be having his fifth start in the space of 15 days for veteran Byford trainer Tony Svilicich. Shardons Rockets led and won in fine style at Pinjarra and Gloucester Park before starting at 7/2 over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Tuesday night. Driven by Matthew Henwood, Shardons Rocket worked hard in the breeze before fading to finish seventh behind the pacemaker and seven-year-old stablemate Cyclone Mitch, who was driven by Chris Lewis and rated a smart 1.55.5. Colin Brown, who was in the sulky for Shardons Rocket’s wins at his two previous outings, will drive Tuapeka Kahu for Forrestdale trainers Greg and Skye Bond. Svilicich has engaged Kristian Hawkins to drive Shardons Rocket on Friday night. The Bonds chalked up a notable milestone at Gloucester Park on Tuesday night when they landed a double with Blinding Light (5/4) and Eastwood Crystal (5/2 on). Both pacers were driven by Ryan Warwick and the double brought up a century of winners for the Bond stable this season. by Ken Casellas Fields for Gloucester Park, Friday 18 March 2016 Form guide for Gloucester Park, Friday 18 March 2016

Boyanup trainer Justin Prentice has opted to drive the lightly-raced Bettor Reward in preference to his talented harness racing stablemate The Revolution in the $35,000 Alltools Four And Five-Year-Old Championship at Gloucester Park on Friday night and he is quietly confident that the gelding can make amends for his disappointing effort in the Pinjarra Cup on Monday of last week. Bettor Reward, a winner at eight of his 13 starts, was favourite at 6/4 in the Pinjarra Cup in which he enjoyed a perfect passage behind the pacemaker Tricky Styx, but let his supporters down by just plodding in the home straight and wilting to finish tenth, more than five lengths behind the winner Tricky Styx. “That has been his only disappointing run,” Prentice said. “He hasn’t taken any harm from his Cup run. He has pulled up in good shape and his work today (Tuesday) was super. He can bounce back this week.” Bettor Reward will start from the No. 4 barrier in a field of six runners, and The Revolution will start from barrier five with Nathan Turvey in the sulky. “I’ve chosen Bettor Reward because I know him well,” Prentice explained. “He’s not a real easy horse to drive and he’s got a slight draw advantage over The Revolution. He has also proven himself against the best four-year-olds in the State.” Bettor Reward, who won at each of his four starts as a three-year-old, including a victory in the $100,000 group 1 Westbred Classic and last November he gave a sample of his class when he won the group 2 Four-Year-Old Championship at Gloucester Park, defeating the brilliant Beaudiene Boaz by three lengths, with Kiwi Legend and Tricky Styx finishing a further two lengths away. The Revolution warmed up for this week’s assignment when Prentice drove him to a stylish all-the-way victory over 2130m at Gloucester Park last Friday week, beating Loaded Aussie by four lengths, rating 1.56.9. “The barrier hasn’t done him any favours on Friday night, but he’s going the best he has at any stage of his career,” Prentice said. Turvey is looking forward to driving The Revolution this week. “I liked him when I drove him when he fi8nished sixth behind Bettor Reward in a 2100m Free-For-All in Bunbury two starts ago,” he said. “He’s fast and he can win if other horses in the race have a crack at each other.” Even though there are only six runners in Friday night’s race, betting is sure to be spirited, with all runners having admirers. Five-year-old Kimba Bay (Kaiden Hayter) has drawn the prized No. 1 barrier and is the likely opening favourite after his bold frontrunning display last Friday night when he made the most of a pedestrian lead time of 38.7sec. and a dawdling first quarter of the final mile in 31.2sec. before sprinting over the next sections in  28.7sec., 27.5sec. and 28.8sec. That was the Debra Sutton-trained gelding’s sixth win from his past eight starts and improved his career record to 19 wins and 13 placings from 42 starts for earnings of $212,769. His racing has been confined mainly to outer country tracks and he has raced only five times at Gloucester Park for two wins. Trainer-reinsman Kim Prentice has a high opinion of The Odd Lover, who looks set to fight out the finish from the favourable No. 2 barrier. The Odd Lover, who has raced 15 times for nine wins and four seconds, is in sparkling form. He has charged to the front in the middle stages before winning easily at Gloucester Park and Northam at his past two outings. He scored by eight lengths over Foxy Dame at Northam on Thursday of last week. Five-year-old Fernleigh Rebel , trained by octogenarian Ken White and driven by Chris Lewis, cannot be underestimated. He raced in the breeze before finishing strongly to win from Shardons Rocket at a 1.54.6 rate over 1730m last Friday week. He possesses excellent gate speed and Chris Lewis could well be tempted to charge forward from the No. 3 barrier in a bid to wrest the early lead from Kimba Bay. Busselton trainer Matt White will drive the promising Three Bears, who raced wide early before bursting to the front in the first lap on his way to scoring an easy win in the 2597m Bridgetown Cup on Sunday. He will start from the outside of the six runners on Friday night. “This is a step up in grade for him,” White said. “I was hoping that he would’ve drawn better. But in this small field he’ll be handy. If Kimba Bay and Fernleigh Rebel have a duel (for the lead) early it will be good for us.” The Four And Five-Year-Old Championship was robbed of considerable interest when brilliant five-year-old Elegant Christian was withdrawn before acceptances. Trainer Clive Dalton said that Elegant Christian had pulled up sore after an impressive workout on Tuesday morning. A veterinary examination revealed that there was no muscular or ligament damage. The pacer was found to be suffering from a hoof abscess. by Ken Casellas Fields for Gloucester Park, Friday 18 March 2016 Form guide for Gloucester Park, Friday 18 March 2016

Young harness racing reinsman Brayden Green’s confidence of landing his first group winner was boosted significantly when outstanding four-year-old Major Reality drew the prized No.1 barrier in the $50,000 Del Basso Smallgoods Empress Stakes at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “I said before the draw that I wouldn’t swap my drive with any other runner in the race,” the 23-year-old Green said. “And now that Major Reality has drawn one I’m sure she will be mighty hard to run down.” Major Reality has set the pace and won at each of her past five starts and Green intends to make full use of the New Zealand-bred mare’s excellent gate speed and her wonderful frontrunning ability. She has won at 12 of her 19 starts, with nine of those victories coming when she has set the pace. Major Reality is one of three New Zealand-bred mares from the Boyanup stables of Justin Prentice, who is in New Zealand on a buying mission. His other runners are Quite A Delight and The Parade, with champion reinsman Chris Lewis opting to handle Quite A Delight in his bid to win the Empress Stakes for a ninth time. Lewis has won the Empress Stakes with Candy Nacray (1988), Armbro Lucy (1992), Meggie Dear (2001), Classical Mover (2002), Shes Royalty (2007), Ima Spicey Lombo (2011) and Sensational Gabby (2014 and 2015). Lewis opted to drive Quite A Delight after the four-year-old drew favourably at No. 3 on the front line. Five-year-old The Parade will start from the No. 6 barrier on the front line and Tom Buchanan is expected to be her driver. Green said that little separated the three Prentice mares, but he was hopeful that Major Reality would lead and prove too good for the opposition in the group 2 feature event. The closest Green has come to winning a group event was when he drove Itz Darknstormy to a nose second to Major Catastrophe in the group 2 Champagne Classic in May 2011. Major Reality, who won the WA Oaks by a nose from Quite A Delight last May, was driven for the first time by Green at her most recent appearance, when she led and sprinted over the final 400m in 26.9sec. to defeat The Real Nadal by two lengths over 2185m at Pinjarra on Monday of last week. She meets vastly stronger opposition in the Empress Stakes, but Green is confident she will handle the sharp rise in class. “She’s got the speed to lead, so we’ll hang on to that,” he said. “She has gone really good since her latest run. Her work at home this (Tuesday) morning was as good as she has worked this preparation. She felt really sharp. “Justin’s two others are working as good as her, but they just haven’t got the draws. Quite A Delight should get a nice run and Jungle Jewel should be on our back and she’s always dangerous with a soft trip. The Parade has been there and done that, whereas the other two girls are new on the block as this sort of grade.” The Parade can never be underestimated. She has earned $259,249 from 17 wins and 14 placings from 43 starts and she warmed up for this week’s event in superb fashion at Gloucester Park last Friday week when she set the pace and dashed over the final quarters in 28.5sec. and 27.1sec. to win by just under seven lengths from Leda McNally.         The Chris King-trained Leda McNally (barrier four) and the brilliant Jesse Moore-trained Tricky Styx (barrier five) have excellent prospects. Leda McNally finished second in last Year’s Empress Stakes, just ahead of The Parade and her recent form is sound. Four-year-old Tricky Styx, to be driven by Aiden de Campo, is in wonderful form and has won stylishly at each of her past three starts. She burst to an early lead and was not extended in winning easily from Millwood Faith over 2130m last Friday night. “I just let her run the final 400m and she had a fair bit left when  we crossed the line, “ de Campo said. “She’s getting better every time she goes around.” by Ken Casellas Fields for Gloucester Park, Friday 26 February 2016 Form guide for Gloucester Park, Friday 26 February 2016

Byford trainer-reinsman Callan Suvaljko is confident that catch-me-if-you-can tactics will prove successful with smart frontrunner Rocknroll Whitby in the $25,000 Central Equity Sales Classic for harness racing three-year-old colts and geldings at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Suvaljko is planning to make every post a winner after Rocknroll Whitby drew the prized No. 1 barrier in the 2130m event. “I’ll be coming out all guns blazing,” he declared. “He’s a ten times better horse in front. In front, he can run good quarters. I’ve changed some gear this week and he worked extremely well at Byford today (Tuesday) on a very windy morning. “If he leads I will be very disappointed if he doesn’t get the money. I think he’s back to the form that he showed when he won the two-year-old leg of this event last year. He’s had a freshen-up and his close second to The Thinking Man at Bunbury on Tuesday of last week should have topped him off very well. He needed that run. “He started from the back line and worked his way to the one-out, one-back spot before running home well. This was the first time that he had finished off a race from a sit. I don’t think that he has been beaten when he has set the pace.” Rocknroll Whitby was favourite at 10/9 when he started from barrier three, raced three wide early and took the lead after 600m before winning by a length from Destined To Rule in the two-year-old leg of the Sales Classic last April. Rocknroll Whitby is out of former star mare Party Date (trained and driven by Aiden Warwick) who earned $256,003 from 18 wins and 27 placings from 111 starts. All five of Party Date’s foals to have raced have been winners --- Speed Date, Bettor Party (93 starts for 18 wins, 27 placings and $173,972), Prince of Whitby, Rocknroll Whitby (15 starts for four wins, five placings and $80,125) and Partytime Whitby. Two-year-old Partytime Whitby, trained and driven by Suvaljko, made a successful debut when she started at 9/1 and led from the No. 3 barrier before beating Beach Goddess by a length at Gloucester Park last Saturday night. Young trainer-reinsman Aiden de Campo is pleased with the progress of Blitz Tanzania and said that the gelding was capable of a strong showing. Blitz Tanzania, who notched his second win from five starts when he led from the No. 1 barrier and defeated Fanci A Dance over 2100m at Bunbury on Tuesday of last week, will start from the inside of the back line on Friday night. “That’s a good draw at Gloucester Park, but Blitz Tanzania is quite a big horse and I would have preferred a front-line draw where he could have led,” de Campo said. “Now it looks like we’ll be sitting behind the leader. Rocknroll Whitby is likely to lead and should give us a good cart into the race. “Blitz Tanzania was probably a bit underdone going into last week’s race and I’ve really cranked him up over the past week. He should be spot-on for Friday and if he gets the right run he should go pretty close in quite an even race.” Brayden Green, who will drive Navy Blues for Boyanup trainer Justin Prentice, said that the gelding was going “really good” and was capable of surprising. Green drove Navy Blues when he led early and then took a sit before finishing strongly and sprinting over the final quarter in 27.3sec. to win from Hillview Jet over 2185m at Pinjarra three Mondays ago. “Navy Blues works as good as anything at Justin’s,” Green said. “He works with horses of the calibre of Better Reward and Major Reality and he keeps up with them, no matter who he works with. But he doesn’t quite put it into his races. If he gets the right trip he’s definitely a winning chance. He worked very well this morning (Tuesday).” Soho Wall Street, trained at Northam by Glenn Elliott, is nicely drawn at barrier two on the front line, and with Chris Lewis in the sulky, he will have many admirers after racing 21 times for five wins and nine placings. He led from the No. 2 barrier two starts ago when he scored by four lengths from Tommy Be Good at Gloucester Park. Capel trainer Andrew de Campo will be producing the smart gelding Sportsnight first-up from barrier three. Sportsnight has not appeared since he notched his fifth win from 20 starts when he lead and beat Heez Down To Earth over 2100m at Bunbury on December 15. He has also finished second seven times.   GPTV speaks to Callan Suvaljko    by Ken Casellas | GPTV Fields for Gloucester Park, Friday 19 February 2016 Form guide for Gloucester Park, Friday 19 February 2016

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