Bonds ready for Gloucester Park
August 22, 2012 13:41:16 UK
Perth-based Greg and Skye Bond are primed to further extend their WA trainers' premiership lead when starting a strong team at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Bond-trained horses Vital Equalizer and Carters Rocket have drawn front line barriers in the Pitch Black Angus 3YO Pace (2100m).
Their stable mates Johnny Be and Barmy Army also drew the front in Friday night's Timber Hill Pork Pace (2100m).
Dundee Three looks hard to beat for the Bonds despite his 10-metre handicap in the Easy For Me Pace (2503m).
The Bonds have prepared winners of 154 races this season and lead the WA trainers' premiership by 36 wins from Gary Hall Sr.
Hall's Friday night runners will be Extreme Bromac, Go West U Terror, Kentucky Jasper, Rakarebel, Saucy Legend and Whos Mistake.
Extreme Bromac and Go West U Terror clash in the Timber Hill Pork Pace. Kentucky Jasper and Rakarebel will be rivals in the Easy For Me Pace (2503m).
Saucy Legend will tackle the August Cup on Friday night and Whos Mistake is in the Apprentices Series Pace (2100m).
Leading WA reinsman Morgan Woodley, who has scored 196 wins this season, is in peak form and appears the driver to follow at Gloucester Park again on Friday night.
Meantime, top Melbourne reinsman Chris Alford is competing at Victorian country track Kilmore on Thursday and he will have a big following.
Samantha Sparkle, to be driven by Alford in the Digital Design Pace (1690m), seems sure to be heavily backed. She ran on to win by 5.3 metres over 1690m at Maryborough on August 15.
Daryl Douglas, also a prolific winning reinsman, has been booked to drive Maria Caterina at Victorian outer country course Nyah on Thursday night.
Maria Caterina, to contest the Log Heaters Pace (2170m), has won twice at Mildura and run a second there in her past three starts.
In Sydney on Thursday night, in-form Bluechip Brave looks the one to beat when contesting the Stable Pace (1609m) for trainer-reinsman Dennis Wilson at Menangle.
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