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October 5, Port Pirie Friday preview

6 October 2017

October 5, Port Pirie Friday preview

Bold front runner Bold Action Blood could prove hard to run down in Friday night’s Laucke Mills Pace (2050m) at Port Pirie.

To be driven by Wayne Hill, Bolt Action Blood, from gate one, looks the likely leader, and if he doesn’t fire up, should be the one to beat.

The seven-year-old has had a few trainers during his career but is now with Waylon Hornhardt at Port Pirie and indicated last start he is close to another win.

Bolt Action Blood sat parked at Pirie on September 22 but was outsprinted over the final stages by in-form Hey Hardy and his own stablemate Oliver Jack.

“I was really pleased with his last run,” Hornhardt said.

“To sit parked and come home in a final quarter of 27.3 and hold on for third was pretty good. He just got outsprinted by the first two.

“On Friday, I’m expecting Wayne to get him away well and lead and being a high-roller bowl along then hopefully being able to outpace his rivals over the last 800 metres.

“I’ve put a set of pacifiers on him and worked on his bit and Danni (Hill) said he actually settled quite well last time even though he was outside the leader. Previously, he could have fired up.”

Hornhardt also has the in-form Oliver Jack engaged at Port Pirie on Friday night.

Oliver Jack will contest the Hopkins Saddlery Pace (1609m), round one which is race two, then back up in the Shane Davey Pace (1609m), round two which is race six.

The eight-year-old successfully completed a rounds double at Port Pirie on September 8, each time sitting back and finishing over the top of his rivals.

Hornhardt is hoping Oliver Jack can do the same again on Friday.

“Even though there are only six runners on Friday, each horse looks to have some chance.

“However, if the pace is on, I’m sure my horse will be hard to hold out at the finish of each race.”

The interesting runner in the rounds races on Friday is former Victorian Glenisla, now with trainer Justin Brewin and to be driven by his son Jayden.

Glenisla has a best winning mile rate of 1:54.8 and has won 11 of her 64 starts. Since came to Brewin after her last run when a fifth at Bendigo on September 16.

The mare’s last run was over 2180m at Terang on August 29.

Read form expert Ben Harding’s thoughts on the Port Pirie meeting on and see if her thinks Bolt Action Blood can return to the winning list.