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20150319 Mandurah Thursday

High Babe railed brilliantly to win the $29 Thursday Buffet Grade 5 over 302m like he had a jockey on his back tonight at TABtouch Park Mandurah.
Three chasers, including hot favourite Dark Ouzo, burst from the boxes to lead, High Babe jumped in behind them after leaving the boxes only fairly from the third alley.
He then found a gap on the fence Damien Oliver would have been proud of, taking the short route to the front of the field.
Dark Ouzo was a touch unlucky and was pushed wide around the home turn.
That gave High Babe, the son of High Earner and Cyclone Babe, just enough of a lead to hold off a late challenge from Dark Ouzo.
Violin Player ran into third.
In the second race on the card, Gearbox Charlie proved his win last Thursday night was no fluke.
Carrying the hopes of the majority of punters, he ran to a swift victory over the fast finishing Lachlan Bomber in the Fast Fun & Affordable Grade 5 over 302m.
After an eighth placing in his first WA start, Gearbox Charlie has stormed to two wins in his next two starts at the Mandurah track.
Bigger and better things are on the cards for the Nick Minutillo-trained chaser by Shiften Gear.