Young in Red Hot form

Aided by the fact that Artillery Major, who had drawn inside of him, galloped at the start, Red Hot Major burst to the front and quickly put four lengths on his rivals.

Young then rated the son of Art Major back to the field, before racing away 650m from home to put a two-length gap on his rivals.

Though tiring in the run to the line, Red Hot Major won by a long neck to the fast-finishing Military Major and Torrevean Mio five metres back in third spot.

Red Hot Major was backed into a $3.70 favourite after his two-length win at Harvey six days before.

DRIVER Chris Voak showed patience to avoid an early speed battle behind the Peel region-trained Eminence Gris at Bunbury on Saturday night in a tactic that paid off with the Frank Vanmaris-trained five-year-old.

Settling in the one out, one back position, Eminence Gris was five lengths from Bullets And Bluff, who was leading up the one-wide line on the outside of Tom Henry.

Voak waited until 650m to go in the 2100m event before going three-wide.

Working to the front at the top of the straight, Eminence Gris responded to the busy driving of Voak to defeat the hard-charging Huchi Fella by a head.

Victory took the son of Artesian’s stake earnings to just past $30,000 from 26 starts, which has netted five wins and 13 placings.

One race earlier, Letitia Barron trained and drove Riverboat Ning to her first win in 13 starts when winning over 2100m.