Pacer name prophetic

Drawing the inside of the backline, driver Justin Prentice had no hesitation in hauling the four-year-old back towards the rear of the field to get off the pegs, which he was able to do within 100m.

Once in the moving line, Prentice was able to wait until the 700m point when he went three wide and swept around the outside to hit the front 450m from home.

Who’s Mistake loomed up at the 300m point but Prentice merely shook the reins at I’m Victorious and he did the rest, running away to win ever so easy by just under two lengths.

Trainer Michael Brennan reacted with a resounding ‘wow’, after the race.

‘That impressed me, I’m Victorious and Justin are a great pair,’ he said.

‘JPB drove him brilliantly, he knows the horse well, they are terrific together.

‘Since he last started from barrier 8 when he galloped, he has matured a lot.

‘That may have been only six or seven runs racing wise but mentally it has been a long time for him.’

Brennan said the horse had matured since the Chariots of Fire race at Sydney and the Auckland Cup.

‘That has taught him about the hustle and bustle of top class racing,’ he said.

‘I was fortunate the owners allowed me to give him a long break after Auckland, which has helped him.

‘He’ll have a standing start trial to qualify from the tapes and then come back to Gloucester Park for a standing start race before tackling the fast class horses.’

The Brennan/Prentice combination also recently won the Regency Foods Conditioned Pace (2116m) at Pinjarra with Galileo.

Galileo was having his fifth run in WA when coming off a 10m handicap to win by less than a length.