Hall Jr touch fires up Flyer

Demi Okely, Emma Swanson, Tayla Bresland, Kira Phillips, Courtney Ugle, Rachel Shepherd and Sabrina Traub from the Thunderbirds League team.
Demi Okely, Emma Swanson, Tayla Bresland, Kira Phillips, Courtney Ugle, Rachel Shepherd and Sabrina Traub from the Thunderbirds League team.

In the horse’s second run back from a two month spell ” Hall Jr initially gained the pivotal one out one back position.

As the speed slackened up front after 400m, Hall Jr was off three wide, to sit outside the leader Frankie Maguire.

From there Hall Jr waited until the home bend before he allowed the bay more rein and went on to win by a neck.

Prepared by Michael Brennan The Burnside Flyer last won when successful at Albany back in late December.

‘It’s the first time he’s had a race run to suit,’ Brennan said.

‘He is one of those horses who needs things to go his way.

Friday night’s win took the horse’s stake earnings to $46,822.

Mellsop trained Ariki to win at Pinjarra on Monday then travelled to Northam for the York meeting the following night to enter the winners circle with Our Boy Su.

At Pinjarra, Ariki drew the second line in the 2Y0 Pace (2185m).

After breaking astride at the start, Ariki lost a length, before settling four back the pegs.

After 600m, Mellsop angled the brown gelding from the inside to be slightly worse than midfield.

Turning into the back straight the final time, Mellsop latched onto the back of Kimba Bay.

Four wide on the home bend, Ariki surged to the front 150m from home.

He held the late lunge of Hugh Victor to win by a head.

Ariki was only having his second race start.

Our Boy Su made an easier time of it for Mellsop when winning over 1780m at Northam the following night.

Drawing barrier one, the six-year-old brown gelding led throughout to be joined by Rocket Reign and Unsinkable Boxer.

Our Boy Su responded to Mellsop’s urgings and won by a sulky’s length.

The Barry Warwick-trained mare’s latest victory was in last week’s Catelynn Fillies And Mares Pace (2185m) at Pinjarra.