WA Harness Racing | Outsider takes victory

Longshot: Luis Alberto and driver Jocelyn Young winning at Gloucester Park. Photo: Supplied.
Longshot: Luis Alberto and driver Jocelyn Young winning at Gloucester Park. Photo: Supplied.

On Friday night at Gloucester Park the open fast class for the best performed horses in Western Australia is usually dominated by a couple of stables, but Friday night would see a major boil over.

Gary Hall Senior, the dominate player in the main events, would start half the field including the two favourites, but it would be a former member of the Hall stable in Luis Alberto that took the chocolates on the night.

Now trained by Debra Lewis, Luis Alberto was a prolific place-getter for Hall, but since entering the Lewis stable the 5yo gelding has discovered a will to win.

Settling well back early the speed was genuine up front and on the home bend Luis had to come extremely wide when horses up front started to tier.

Driver Jocelyn Young emerged the gelding late to grab Bunbury horse I'm Soxy by a nose, to win as rank outsider at $61.

Busselton filly All The Bells would record her first career win at Narrogin on Friday night. Having her second start for the week she'd run a close fifth on Monday at Pinjarra.

Drawing barrier 3 on Friday All The Bells would lead early when second favourite I'm No Shadow galloped in 1, it was plain sailing for reinsman Aaron Beckett to salute the judge by three metres as an odds on favourite.

The STAWA Trotters Cup was the highlight at Pinjarra and ever popular local Sunnys Little Wiz looked to face an up hill battle from the handicap of 60 metres.

A smart drive by champion reinsman Chris Lewis on One Bid Buys for trainer Bob Mellsop would see the mare triumph by 3m from Tenno Show, Sunnys Little Wiz would preform admirably in finishing third.

Ohoka Sammy, having his second career start after a impressive first up win, would have to deal with an outside barrier and also favourite Pocket More For Less an inside draw. Sammy would be caught wide for most of the first lap and after doing a lot of work would still hold onto third place; he has a bright future.

Other placing for the week were Millwood Gucci and Millwood Polly who would both run third for Barry Howlett and Call Me Ernie for Ashleigh Markham and Catastrophic Event for Colin Reeves; both put in honest runs to finish fourth.