SA TROTS - Pascoes new team set to star

PROMINENT horsewoman Samantha Pascoe is hoping for sunshine and rainbows at Globe Derby on Saturday night.

Along with close to a full book of drives, Pascoe will be represented by three runners from her stable including Alive And Free in the time-honoured St Leger and a pair of debutants.

The ‘newbies’ were bred by former Harness Racing SA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Carey, who still owns Fenton.

The other – Imposter Boy – is owned by Pascoe, who will partner the son of quadruple Group One winner, Poster Boy.

“Mark gave me a mare to breed from, which I sent to Poster Boy, but she didn’t get in foal,” Pascoe said. “He then said ‘I have one in foal to Poster Boy and you can have the foal if you’re interested’.

“Naturally I was, so I’ve been involved with the mare, the foaling process and so on pretty much from the start.

“To raise him from birth to the races is pretty satisfying and hopefully he can do well on the track.”

Imposter Boy has fared better in the pole, with Fenton to begin from barrier three with Pascoe’s fiancé Wayne Hill in the cart.

“It’s a good place to start in his first race,” Pascoe said. “Hopefully it is a sign he will be one of the fluky horses which always seem to draw well.

“He has been trialling well, finishing second in his first trial and winning the other, so I am very pleased with where he is at.

“That said, there is close to nothing separating him and Fenton, they are equal in ability.

“Whichever leads in track work usually just beats the other, so it will come down to the run on the night as to which finishes ahead of the other.

“Overall Torque Intheusa is the one to beat for Ryan (Hryhorec).”

Alive And Free has also drawn one, with Pascoe confident the son of Lazarus will make his presence felt.

“He has been coming along well and it was his last run that earned him a crack at this,” Pascoe said. “It’s an even field of quality three-year-olds and I don’t think there is a standout, so he will be competitive.

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Photo: Sam Pascoe hoping for sunshine and rainbows when Imposter Boy makes his debut Saturday  night.