Pearce Racing’s excellent form continued at Esperance on Sunday when the stable produced a winning double from its three runners.
Three-year-old fillies Reel Safe and Wise Words both saluted when taking out the Nationals WA – Peter Rundle & Colin De Grussa Maiden (1400m) and Clarke & Stokes Agriservices Handicap (1200m) respectively before stable veteran Superior Smile ran a solid fourth placing in the $70,000 Freight Lines Group Esperance Cup (2000m).
Reel Safe was heavily supported from $3.10 into $1.75 in betting and was the recipient of another Clint Johnston-Porter gem when landing one-out and one-back from barrier nine in her field of 10 before peeling out turning for home and finishing over the top of rivals.
The daughter of Safeguard defeated Ilzaam ($31) by a three-quarter-length, with Silver Flyer ($6) a further nose away in third place.
Three races later, Wise Words ($3.40) landed her second win from her past three starts when leading up her 12-horse field and scoring a one-length victory.
The Zoustar filly was headed on straightening and appeared to be under pressure, however, she responded to rider Joseph Azzopardi’s urgings strongly to land a convincing win on the line.
Mega Reward ($19) finished in second place, with Valenza ($26) a further nose away in third.
Wise Words has had 13 career starts now for two wins, four minor placings and $71,210 in total earnings.
The Pearce yard has had 17 starters over the past fortnight for seven individual winners, three seconds and a third.
Stablemates Celebrity Witness, Love Drunk Baby, Black Fantasy and Fear The Wind are engaged to race at Ascot on Wednesday.
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