Parmesan prince of Pure Steel Pace


4-year-old Parmesan emerged as a serious cups contender for co-trainers Greg and Skye Bond when he stepped up in school and received the $30,000 Pure Steel Pace (2130m) at Gloucester Park tonight.

The gelding, beginning $3.60 equal favorite, produced a robust frontrunning show to charge 1:56.2 for reinsman Ryan Warwick and beat runner-up Plutonium ($4.90) by nearly 4m.

Fanci A Dance ($15.10) ran a detailed third whereas joint favorite Alta Blues completed sixth after going through the breeze.


Parmesan, who had flagged a vivid future in graduating by the courses, confronted his largest check when tackling the Group 3 race that honours former champion Pure Steel.

“He’s saved bettering and that was an enormous efficiency towards robust opposition,” part-owner Kevin Jeavons stated. “Parmesan was racing solely second-up within the Pure Steel and remains to be brief of peak health.

“However he drew away in convincing vogue over the ultimate levels. It was his fifteenth win in a 27-start profession and he couldn’t have been extra spectacular.”

“We’ll hold him in racing repeatedly into the winter season.”

The Bonds will spell Parmesan earlier than he’s educated for the $300,000 Fremantle Pacing Cup (2536m) and $450,000 WA Pacing Cup (2936m) at Gloucester Park’s summer time carnival.

High reinsman Chris Voak’s aggressive drive behind Good Main had earlier paid dividends in an thrilling three-way end to the $25,000 Members’ Dash (1730m).

Good Main ($4) received by a nostril from Balcatherine ($5.90) and Stroke Of Luck ($19.50) was solely one other nostril away in third place.

Perfect Major, driven by Chris Voak, wins the Members Sprint Pace (1730m) tonight.
Digicam IconGood Main, pushed by Chris Voak, wins the Members Dash Pace (1730m) tonight. Credit score: Hamilton Content material Creators

Voak dashed Good Main ahead from gate 5 and he contested the lead with $1.60 favorite Jack Farthing, who held the within operating after ranging from pole.

The Ross Olivieri-trained Good Main was robust within the closing levels and wore down Jack Farthing, who dropped out to complete sixth.

Balcatherine and Stroke Of Luck ran on gamely, after being in fourth and fifth positions respectively.

“I reckon Good Main has come again a lot better than he was final 12 months,” Voak stated. “He’s rated 1:53.5 regardless of the windy situations.

“He has received at three of 4 begins since a spell and remains to be on the best way up.”

Victorian import Good Main made his WA debut final spring and received the RWWA Cup (2130m) in November. He was spelled after a fifth within the WA Pacing Cup.

Reinsman Dylan Egerton-Inexperienced induced an upset when he drove Diego ($8.60) to win the $25,000 Gloucester Park Harness Racing Dash (1730m) for coach Gary Corridor.

Lawrence ($7.40) and Culpeka ($6.60) ran second and third, respectively, whereas $1.60 favorite Mirragon completed fourth.

5-year-old Sheez Our Hope, ready at Pinjarra by pastime coach Michael Cornwall, seemed promising when she opened her metropolis successful account within the $18,000 Simmonds Steel Fillies and Mares Pace (2130m).

“That is my solely horse,” Cornwall, 67, stated. “I purchased her for $4000 as a late three-year-old after she had been in a paddock for 2 years. She’s received 5 races and run two locations in an eight-start profession.”

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