Iceenothink handed good draw

08 June 2018 06:02:31 EST

Trainer Ross Olivieri has high hopes for Iceenothink when he contests the Kari Forest Motel Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday evening.

The lightly-raced five-year-old is handily drawn at barrier three on the front line in the 2130m event and Olivieri thinks he is in with a chance.

"I see Iceenothink as my best winning prospect on the night," said Olivieri.

Reinsman Chris Voak will be in the sulky and admitted that, although the gelding's form was hard to gauge, he still rates his chances.

"I drove him first-up in WA and he was awful," Voak said. "Then I drove him again two starts after that and he led from barrier one and won at Northam when no horse challenged him or put any pressure on him. I reckon he goes well on the pace and from barrier three on Friday night he should be prominent."

As for Voak's best winning chance of the night, the in-form reinsman believes that comes in the form of Gotta Go Gabbana.

The four-year-old has drawn the prized No. 1 barrier in the 2536m Australian Marine Complex Pace and Voak is anxious to use his good gate speed in a bid for an all-the-way victory.

"She's sharp and in the zone," he added. "She's in a really good head space and she wants to be out there, racing. If she shows the speed she did last week, she will hold up comfortably. And if she leads, she'll be mighty hard to beat."

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