Eminence Gris straight back to work

Trained by Frank VanMaris and driven by Chris Voak, the son of Artesian was sent out a $5 favourite.

Fired out of the mobile by Voak, the five-year-old was able to settle midfield in the moving line before going three-wide with 400m to go.

Hitting the front at the 150m, Eminence Gris strode away to win by just under three lengths.

The bay gelding recorded a solid 2185m trial win at Pinjarra eight days earlier.

His last win was 12 starts previous, also at Pinjarra, on February 11, and Eminence Gris had six successive thirds just prior to going for his spell.

PINJARRA’S Super 9s day received a boost during the WA Pacing Cup meeting at Gloucester Park when trainer Peter Anderson revealed that he was setting Rocky Marciano for the $25,000 Pinjarra Four-Year-Old Classic at the Labour Day holiday meeting.

Rocky Marciano had won in strong fashion over 2130m just moments before.

Finding the front after 600m, driver Morgan Woodley was able to dictate terms and win by just under two lengths.

‘I’ll give him a short let-up before setting him for the Pinjarra Four-Year-Old Classic, Manea Classic at Bunbury five days later and then Gloucester Park will host the $35,000 Four & Five Year-Old Championship.

His win at Gloucester Park took his record to 41 starts for nine wins and 14 placings and $101,389 in stakes.

THIS coming Monday, the Pinjarra Harness Racing Club will host the $14,999 final of the Garrads Horse and Hound Junior Driver Challenge.