Champion pacer Lazarus and his top flight 4yo stablemate Ultimate Machete had winning hit outs at Gloucester Park ahead of the Group One Fremantle Cup this Friday. Afforded little favours the dynamic duo both sat in the chair to win their respective races. The $300,000 feature will see ten of the twelve starters sired by Woodlands Stud stallions American Ideal and Bettor’s Delight.

American Ideal enjoy a stellar start to the year with plenty of winners in New Zealand. He sired a treble at Wyndham with Idealistic Lass, Foo Fighter and Leah Mac all winning, Classie American won at Hawera, To Ri Elsie at Rangiora and Ideal Conquest got the cash at Roxburgh.

Bettor’s Delights daughter Delishka was an impressive winner of the Roxburgh Cup, at Cambridge he sired a treble when Bettor Step Aside, Positano and Trinity Bromac all won and Gotta Go Electobet won at Melton.

Trotting stallion, Pegasus Spur had good winners on both sides of ‘the ditch’, among them where One Over Dover at Rangiora, War Machine was too classy at Roxburgh, Marvellous Max overcame his 30 metre to win at Cobram and top mare Our Dainty Lady was an Albion Park winner.