Patient drive key to win

Restrained to the rear of the field, Smooth Caesar was sent three-wide with 500m to travel and steamed around the outside to hit the front 150m from home, winning by three-quarters of a length.

An eight-year-old son of Rustler Hanover, Smooth Caesar was unwanted by punters, drifting to $22 on the tote.

STELLA Starzz was having his fourth run back from a five-and-a-half-month spell when he won the Carlton & United Breweries Westbred Pace (2185m) at the recent Pinjarra meeting.

Trained and driven by Michael George, Stella Starzz came off an outside backline draw and settled at the rear of the field.

Taken three-wide 1250m from home, the four-year-old worked around the field to find the front at the 500m and won by two lengths.

AT the same Pinjarra meeting, the Clive Dalton prepared Our Jerry Lee, having his fourth WA run and his first for Dalton, took out the Lane Ford Pace (1684m).

Driven by Chris Lewis, Our Jerry Lee, who won a Pinjarra trial eight days earlier, was sent out a $3.10 second favourite.

Lewis settled the four-year-old at the rear of the field before going three-wide at the 900m point.

Sweeping to the front at the 300m, Our Jerry Lee raced away to win by just over five lengths.

MICHAEL Brennan braved the wet and cold to take one runner to the Northam meeting last Tuesday.

That runner, Tommy Smith, justified the journey by leading all the way to win over 2190m by just under two lengths.

The last three races were abandoned due to poor visibility and the deteriorating state of the track.

PEEL trainers won three of the eight races at Saturday night’s Bunbury meeting .

Michael Brennan won the trotters race with Makemecry Maori and Clive Dalton won with All Bettor, who was having his fifth WA start since coming from New Zealand.

The Jeff Steele trained and driven Hurricane Zuki won his first race in 35 starts by a neck.