20220303 – Mandurah Thursday

“Smooth Operator salutes against strong field for Graeme Hall”

Smooth Operator raced in Victoria and NSW before coming to WA in August of 2020. The son of Fernando Bale has been in terrific form lately and last month won in Provincial Class over 405m in 22.79. This evening he came up against a quality lineup including Free And Easy, Initial It, Animosus and Georgia Flash. Smooth Operator landed in a prominent position before reeling in pace-maker Free And Easy and then holding off a late rally from favourite Initial It. The Graeme Hall trained chaser held on by a head and posted a smart 22.91 over Initial It and close up in third position was Free And Easy. Smooth Operator has now started 79 times for 12 wins and 21 minor placings.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 7 SUGAR RAY GALA : Worked home nicely to cause an upset in 23.07.

Race 2 Number 1 MACEVOY : Could not have been more impressive over 302m and posted a slick 17.16.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

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