Rocknroll Lincoln draws barrier two

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
North Boyanup trainer-reinsman Justin Prentice and talented pacer Rocknroll Lincoln are relatively calm heading into tonight’s $450,000 TabTouch WA Pacing Cup at Gloucester Park.
Camera IconNorth Boyanup trainer-reinsman Justin Prentice and talented pacer Rocknroll Lincoln are relatively calm heading into tonight’s $450,000 TabTouch WA Pacing Cup at Gloucester Park. Credit: Justin Fris

North Boyanup-based pacer Rocknroll Lincoln has drawn barrier two in tonight’s (Friday) $450,000 TabTouch WA Pacing Cup (2936m) at Gloucester Park.

Resting peacefully in his paddock after an early morning of work on Wednesday, both horse and trainer Justin Prentice were calm and focused about the looming task in front of them.

Gary Hall Jr has been given the opportunity of guiding Rocknroll Lincoln to WA Pacing Cup glory, which will mark his sixth consecutive drive with the five-year-old.

Aside from his two latest uncharacteristic runs, Prentice and Hall Jr can take plenty of comfort from the talented pacer’s recent form at Gloucester Park — with three wins at the track since September 28.

However in a star-studded field of WA harness racing’s elite, there are several other contenders who have made solid claims for victory — including one runner who is unbeaten in WA — Kiwi pacer My Field Marshal.

Tim Butt’s seven-year-old looked ominous at times during last Friday’s victory in the Retravision Fremantle Pacing Cup (2536m) and enters tomorrow as a clear favourite.

Although leading for the majority of the journey last Friday night, the confident yet non-labouring manner in which the million-dollar pacer handled a late surge from second-placed Galactic Star would have pleased Butt greatly heading into tomorrow’s feature event.

Race time is 7.55pm.

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