Racing WA

The Last Word - West Australian Nights Of Thunder Night

19 January 2023

Tomorrow night sees the running of the Nights Of Thunder Final at Gloucester Park. Queen Shenandoah won the 2021 edition of the Nights Of Thunder. Get The Last Word on each race below.

RACE 1 – THE WEST AUSTRALIAN PACE

  1. (BALTIC ACE): “
  2. (WAIT FOR THE BELL): “
  3. Mike Reed (OUR SHELLEY BEACH): “He needs a little bit of luck but he’s working well. Wouldn’t be a surprise if he won.”
  4. (TORPEDO ROCK): “
  5. Chris Lewis (AMERICAN BULLITT): “Each-way. The draw doesn't help."
  6. Gary Hall Jnr (ARMED REACTOR): “Will roll forward. Each-way.”
  7. Greg Bond (VULCAN STAR): “Barrier hurts. Still a chance.”
  8. Jocelyn Young (ROCKNROLL ELLIOT): “Draw and short trip makes this hard.”
  9. (MASTER LEIGHTON): “
  10. Nathan Turvey (ETON ROCK): “Should earn.”
  11. Corey Peterson (MAKE IT HAPPEN): “Mile suits but will need luck.”
  12. Maddison Brown (IFEEL SIKDARL): “Going well. Draw doesn’t suit at all.”

RACE 2 – THE SUNDAY TIMES PACE

  1. Jemma Hayman (RUN FOR MERCY): “Racing career best. Hard to beat."
  2. (EUPHORIC MOMENT): “
  3. Mike Reed (GRAN CHICO): “Bit disappointed with his run last week. He needs fitness now.”
  4. Jocelyn Young (VALENTINES BROOK): “Racing well and expect him to be right in this.”
  5. Chris Lewis (MIRRAGON): “I think he comes in with a good chance. Will see what happens early."
  6. Kyle Harper (WALSH): “Racing well. Each-way.”
  7. (TWOBOB CRACKER): “
  8. (THE KRAKEN): “
  9. (ROCK ME OVER): “
  10. Michael Young (MANNING): “The re-draw hasn’t helped him. Wait until he draws to lead.”
  11. Ray Williams (LUCKY GALLEON): “Worked well on Wednesday. He will have another run or two before a break.”
  12. Craig Hynam (MEDIEVAL MAN): “Going well. Needs luck from the draw.”

RACE 3 – PERTHNOW PACE

  1. (DISCO UNDER FIRE): “
  2. Jocelyn Young (PIERRE WHITBY): “Rise in class but is drawn to get a good trip.”
  3. (HANDSANDWHEELS): “
  4. Nathan Turvey (MEA CULPA): “Racing well.”
  5. Micheal Ferguson (ROCKABALL): “Will shoot the lights out late if they go hard early.”
  6. Lisa Walton (VALBONNE): “Terrible draw and short distance makes this a tough task this week.”
  7. Kyle Harper (MACHNIFICENT): “Racing a lot better than numerical form suggests.”
  8. (MATTJESTIC STAR): “

RACE 4 – THE COUNTRYMAN PACE

  1. Gary Hall Snr (WILDWEST): “He’s got a chance. He will lead. He’s quick out so we hope to take advantage of that.”
  2. (SANGUE REALE): “
  3. Gary Hall Snr (PRINCE OF PLEASURE): “He has to go forward. I’d like him to get a close up spot. He hasn’t had a decent run.”
  4. Gary Hall Snr (THE IDEAL TOUCH): “He’s had a few problems but he’s working okay.”
  5. Greg Bond (VAMPIRO): “Should lead and give them something to chase.”
  6. Mike Reed (RAGAZZO MACH): “I wish he could get a draw. He’s got to drive for luck.”
  7. Greg Bond (GLENLEDI CHIEF): “Place chance looks best.”
  8. Ryan Bell (JACK FARTHING): “Not getting much racing luck and can’t see it getting any better for him from the draw this week.”
  9. Ray Jones (LAVRA JOE): “He will go back and run home and I’ll be happy. I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t come with a lap to go. He will be having a good hit out. He’s copped the work this week.”
  10. (CORDERO): “
  11. Nathan Turvey (MIRACLE MOOSE): “Should go well.”

RACE 5 – THE WEST AUSTRALIAN NIGHTS OF THUNDER FINAL

  1. Michael Young (MOONLITE DRIVE): “Driver error last week. Will appreciate being leaders back this week. Prime position for second.”
  2. Greg Bond (DONT BOTHER ME NONE): “Will duck for cover I think.”
  3. Greg Bond (TENZING BROMAC): “Good place chance.”
  4. Michael Brennan (PINNY TIGER): “Improved from last week. Has to be extremely hard to beat again.”
  5. Chris Lewis (CLASSIC CHOICE): “Tough for him to get into. Will see what happens."
  6. Michael Young (ORLANDO BLUE): “Tricky draw but is going well. Will need another steer like last week.”
  7. Greg Bond (IMA ROCKABILLY REBEL): “Place best.”
  8. Kyle Harper (TALKS UP A STORM): “Place chance.”
  9. Jemma Hayman (ONESMARTFELLA): “Going terrific but the draw is a worry."

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RACE 6 – STREAMER.COM.AU PACE

  1. (SAMEPLACE SAMETIME): “
  2. David Thompson (WHOSWHOINTHEZOO): “Try get to the top and hold it. We will attempt to lead."
  3. Jamie Rigoli (ULTIMATE ROCKER): “Expect him to go well.”
  4. Dylan Egerton-Green (SHADOW ROLL): “He couldn’t get into last start. He’s back in a winnable race. He’s a great chance.”
  5. (TINSELTOWN): “
  6. Bob Mellsop (SPECIAL LADY): “Pleased with how she’s going. Will assess what to do from that draw.”
  7. Jocelyn Young (TELLMETOATTACK): “Drawn poorly but is racing super and isn’t without a chance.”
  8. Brett Smith (MCARDLES GEM): “Showing signs of returning to form, however he’s drawn poorly again. Place chance at best.”
  9. (BETTORSTARTDREAMING): “
  10. Shannon Suvaljko (GEE SMITH): “Racing okay. Each-way.”
  11. Deb Padberg (NAME IN LIGHTS): “Barrier has changed for the better. Will run a top race.”
  12. Bob Mellsop (OUR STAR WATCH): “If he can draw to lead he can win a race.”

RACE 7 – THE GAME PACE

  1. Michael Young (IM THEMIGHTYLUCY): “Seems to have come on again since last prep. I think she will lead and win this.”
  2. Jocelyn Young (CHERISHTHEMEMORIES): “Should be in the thick of it.”
  3. Michael Young (LITTLE SUZIE): “Went well first-up off a soft run. Will be soft again this week.”
  4. Greg Bond (UNCONDITIONAL): “Will give them something to chase if she leads.”
  5. Corey Peterson (NULLARBOR NAVAJO): “Impressed with her work at home. Will find out more about her after this run.”
  6. Kyle Harper (BEYOND THE SEA): “Racing exceptionally well. Each-way.”
  7. Michael Munro (PAROQUET): “The draw makes it hard.”
  8. (MISSTIANO): “
  9. Hayden Charles (IDEAL CHARM): “Tough draw.”
  10. Bianca Ashcroft (TRIPLE BRIE): “Good trailing draw. She’s working well. Should be somewhere close in the finish.”
  11. Michael Brennan (MISS BOUDICA): “Should get a good run. Getting fitter with each start.”
  12. (LIBBA RACY): “

RACE 8 – THE WEST LIVE PACE

  1. Shannon Suvaljko (JOE WITH THE FLOW): “Great draw over the short trip. Will run a good race.”
  2. Ryan Cummins (STAR ARMBRO): “Going to need luck with speed inside.”
  3. (IMPRESSIVE SIGNS): “
  4. Kyle Harper (ACOLTNAMEDSU): “Each-way as well.”
  5. (HEZA HEAD HONCHO): “
  6. Ryan Cummins (BE ON GUARD): “Will also need luck from there.”
  7. (REBEL WITH A GRIN): “
  8. (JILLIBY JAKE): “
  9. Jemma Hayman (CARRERA MACH): “Racing well but the draw hurts."
  10. Chris Lewis (ATHABASCAN): “Drawn the place to be. Each-way chance."
  11. Greg Bond (MASTER YOSSI): “Nice race for him.”
  12. (SUNSHINE SWIFT): “

RACE 9 – UP LATE PACE

  1. Gary Elson (TELKEM JAY): “Still learning but drawn to be in the finish.”
  2. Shannon Suvaljko (THE REAL MIKOY): “Good draw to run a race here.”
  3. Chris Lewis (SPINNER OF YARNS): “He's a place chance."
  4. Jocelyn Young (IMPERIUM): “Going well and looks a suitable race.”
  5. Michael Young (LUCAPELO): “Like him. He’s working well. Expect him to go close. Hopefully a stepping stone into a big prep.”
  6. Peter Tilbrook (LUKES MISTAKE): “I thought he was impressive on Monday and should improve from the run.”
  7. (BRONZED): “
  8. (MORISSETTE): “

RACE 10 - $1M NULLARBOR TROT

  1. Bob Mellsop (PAPA RAZZI): “He’s going super. Going better now than last start. If he jumps to the front we plan to lead.”
  2. Garry Johnson (SKY EAGLE): “He’s an honest horse. He’s a good one to have because you know he’ll try all the time. He could possibly run to the front. I would like to try sit him if he can get the right sit.”
  3. Terry Ferguson (CHUMANI): “Shouldn’t be too far away.”
  4. David Young (PATCHED): “I was confident before last start. He’s come back a better horse this time in and I stand by that.”
  5. Nigel Johns (LUVAFLAIR): “In real good form. Nice draw to track the speed an sprint home strongly at the finish.”
  6. Terry Ferguson (LINE THE STARZZZ): “Shouldn’t be too far away either.”
  7. Nigel Johns (DARK SECRET): “Going well. Small field suits. Just needs some speed on and he will finish off strongly.”

Tim Walker

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