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Hall pair on fire at Gloucester Park
Alta Christiano is tended by the Hall stable's Lauren Jones after a recent trial. Jones drove Our Arlington to victory at Gloucester Park tonight. Picture: Sharon Smith/The West Australian

Star stablemates Im Themightyquinn and Alta Christiano booked tickets to Queensland's winter carnival when winning brilliantly for trainer Gary Hall at Gloucester Park tonight.

"They couldn't have been more impressive," Hall said. "Im Themightyquinn looks near his best and Alta Christiano keeps improving.

"Arrangements have been made for them to be in Queensland from early July to tackle a series of feature events."

Alta Christiano and Im Themightyquinn, both driven by Hall's son Gary Jr, started $1.10 favourites tonight and landed the shortest-priced stable double in memory at Gloucester Park.

Im Themightyquinn settled last of nine in the Abbott & Co Printers Pace (2536m), then unleashed a four-wide run from the 600m. He drew clear in the home straight and rated 1:56.8 in beating Polak ($18.20) by 4.6m.

Crombie ($39.70) was a further 2.7m back in third place.

Alta Christiano led without pressure and rated 1:54.2 to score by 6.6m from Black Pontiac ($60.30). The Burnside Flyer ($84.50) was another 16.1m away in third place.

Hall Sr said Im Themightyquinn's Queensland targets were the $60,000 Garrards Sunshine Sprint on July 5, the $100,000 Blacks A Fake Championship two weeks later and the $40,000 Redcliffe Cup on August 1.

Alta Christiano's Brisbane missions are the $45,000 Four and Five-Year-Old Championship on July 12 and the $45,000 Four-Year-Old Championship a week later.

The Hall stable maintained dominance of Perth trotting when tonight notching five wins. Hall-trained pacers also won five races at Gloucester Park last Friday.

Hall Jr added to a successful run when driving Vapour to win tonight for his father's team.

The stable's other winners were Famous Alchemist, driven by the trainer's oldest son Clinton, and Our Arlington, driven by Lauren Jones.

Vapour ($2 fav.) rated 1:56.2 to win the Yes Loans The Pure Steel Heat (2) by 1.1m from stablemate Slick Chapel ($6.80).

Our Arlington ($3) scored by 2.7m from The Feather Foot ($10) in the McInerney Ford Pace (2536m) and rated 1:56.7.

Famous Alchemist ($8.50), who rated 1:56.5, won the Tabtouch Breeders' Stakes Prelude (2130m) by 2.5m from Alkira Jetstar ($20.90).

Meanwhile, top reinsman Chris Voak received a 14-day suspension for causing interference in tonight's Slater-Gartrell Sports Pace at Gloucester Park.

Voak, who is second to Gary Hall Jr on the WA reinsmen's premiership, faced stewards after driving the unplaced Dont Wanadie.

"Interference was received by Desirable Guy in an incident involving Dont Wanadie," chief trotting steward Carl Coady said.

"Chris Voak will begin his suspension after driving at Gloucester Park next Friday night."

The West Australian

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