Tribeca takes form into final

Mitchell Woodcock and Ernie ManningSouth Western Times
San Carlo finished ahead of Soho Tribeca in heat eight of the TABTouch Inter Dominion Series at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Camera IconSan Carlo finished ahead of Soho Tribeca in heat eight of the TABTouch Inter Dominion Series at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Credit: Ross Swanborough / The West Australian

Former Boyanup trainer-reinsman Kim Prentice and Soho Tribeca are one of the favourites to win the $1.8 million TABTouch Inter Dominion Series after placing second in the eighth heat at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

The five-year-old started from the back row in ninth before finding speed on the second last lap and pushing to the outside of the pack.

From here he settled on the outside and made a run in the final 300m but it was not enough as the pair finished second behind San Carlo by 1.2m and in front of series contender Lennytheshark.

This gave Soho Tribeca two wins and a second from three heats and they will head into Friday night's final as the two stand-out favourites.

Prentice's main competition for the series, Lazarus, found form with a win in heat nine as Mark Purdon drove his colts to finish ahead of stable-mate Have Faith In Me, who was driven by Chris Lewis.

Soho Tribeca finished the series as the top-ranked horse with 39 points from the three rounds of heats, with WA's Chicago Bull (37) in second and Lazarus and Tiger Tara sharing third with 36 points.

The pair will start from fourth in the final after Sunday's draw with Tiger Tara and Lazarus taking the first two spots. Prentice was not deterred when Soho Tribeca drew awkwardly at gate four.

Soho Tribeca is Prentice’s best prospect since he was a 2003 Inters winner with Baltic Eagle.

“He’s going super,” Prentice said after Sunday’s barrier draw.

“If I’m ever going to win another Inters, it will be with this horse.”

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