Ju­nior ‘high’ at the Park

The Sunday Times - - SPORT - WAYNE CURRALL

IT wasn’t the way cham­pion reins­man Gary Hall Jr planned to fin­ish the third race at Glouces­ter Park on Fri­day night with Lets Chase The Dream.

The $2.40 pun­ters’ elect was mak­ing his charge on the fi­nal turn when he was checked by Im Mas­ter Char­lie and crashed to the track.

Ju­nior was thrown high into the air and landed in the cart of Chris Lewis, who was driv­ing La­goon Stride.

The im­pact also dis­lodged Lewis and both of WA’s lead­ing driv­ers hit the dirt.

Thank­fully Hall Jr and Lewis brushed them­selves off and were able to ful­fill the rest of their en­gage­ments.

And Lets Chase The Dream and La­goon Stride were also bruised but not in­jured.

Ju­nior had a chuckle when asked how he fared af­ter the ac­ci­dent.

“I corked my arse,” he said.

Up, up and away: Gary Hall Jr is cat­a­pulted off Lets Chase The Dream on Fri­day night. Pic­ture: Sky Rac­ing

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