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Pope praying for success at Bunbury
Pope praying for success at Bunbury

Pinjarra trainer Brett Pope is confident of continuing his impressive run of results when racing returns to the Bunbury Turf Club tomorrow.

Pope, who leads the Bunbury training premiership after four meetings with four wins and three places, has three strong chances in tomorrow’s nine-race program.

After breaking her maiden status at Narrogin last month, Lady Carrie will look to back up in the Stylesetter Building Products Hcp (1705m).

The gun filly turned seventh but charged home to win by half a length from the Eric Wake-trained My Boy Clive.

Despite a 1kg weight increase to 55.5kg, Lady Carrie has drawn well in barrier three and will be one to beat with Troy Turner on board.

“She was quite impressive last start at Narrogin. She came from second last on the fence to make up ground and race away with it,” Pope said.

"I think the further she gets the better she’ll get.”

Pope said he planned to take Lady Carrie to the in Ascot’s Group 3 WA Oaks in April.

Meanwhile, rising four-yearold Phenomenal Anemone will look to continue his promising campaign in the WA Country Builders Handicap (1420m).

The stallion has a win and a third in his two starts this time in but will likely face a strong challenge from the Peter and Matt Giadresco-trained Ottumwa, Greg Carige’s Romillus, Grant Williams’ gelding Great Success and Ross and Clint Price’s Private Business.

“He (Phenomenal Anemone) unlucky not to win last start, he got off balance a bit and got on the wrong leg,” Pope said.

“He actually finished the race off quite well — he was gone going into the turn on the wrong leg but he fought back.”

Pope also has Lady Ladette, a last start Narrogin winner, in the Busselton Building Products Hcp (1200m).

The first race is at 12.35pm.