STARS TO ALIGN
Youngster Cody Wallrodt is in prime position to guide The Stars Above to consecutive victories in tonight’s Allwood Stud 3YO Westbred Prelude 2 Pace (2100m) at Donaldson Park.
Wallrodt, who has driven the Justin Prentice-trained gelding in three of his last four starts, had him firing on all cylinders last Friday when he defeated Royalhotspot by 14.9m.
In that display, the three-yearold needed little coercing in moving to the front and he faced minimal resistance in getting the job done.
However in order to get the win, the gelding will need to silence the claims of Jocelyn Young’s threeyear-old Warriors Legacy, who will also be driven by her.
Aside from a disappointing showing in the Narrogin WA Country Derby (2569m) on March 28, Warriors Legacy has placed in four of his last five starts, including a win over Rockin The Trend at Pinjarra on Monday.
Given the journey was also 2100m, he should have pulled up nicely and will be competitive from a likeable draw.
Bunbury reinsman Kaiden Hayter will be hoping his five-year-old Fight Song can snap an unwanted run of results when he takes aim in the Blondie’s Blitz SS Pace (2503m).
Operating off a 40m handicap, Hayter’s gelding will be 10m off raging pre-race favourite Leap Of Faith, with the Kiwi having won her last four.
Given her strong victory at Gloucester Park after returning from a short spell, it is fair to say the absence has done her the world of good.
Fight Song’s last victory came off a 30m handicap in February, when he held off Happy As by a short half head. Hayter could secure some success earlier on the card, when he takes the reins of How Gouda She in the Boyle Family Broomehill Pace (1609m).