The $125,000 Group One 4yo Classic at Gloucester Park saw Bettor’s Delights son Ana Malik lead from start to finish to defeat his rivals. Pacing 1.55.5 for the 2130 metre journey, he saw off the fast finishing Ideal Liner a son of American Ideal and Mighty Conqueror ran a mighty race into third he is also a son of American Ideal. The Western Australian 4yo crop this season runs very deep and the Woodlands sires feature heavily.

The time honoured Inter Dominion returned to Victoria and in the opening round heats our stallions where seen to advantage. Pegasus Spur’s son Speeding Spur has earnings of over $980,000 following his victory in his trotter’s heat at Melton. Never extended he ran home in 56 and change to secure maximum points.

Bettor’s Delight sired two of the opening round heats winners for the pacers. Gun New Zealand bred 4yo Spankem was too classy and Western Australia visitor Galactic Star led all the way to secure his heat victory.

No shortage of winners for American Ideal this week past, he sired a double at Auckland when Parker and Triple Eight greeted the judge, Muffins was a Narrogin winner, Twilight Saga scored at Oamaru and Veloce Bella was an Albion Park winner.