Speedy four-year-old My Hard Copy will start from gate two when he pursues a winning hat-trick in Friday night's Clipsal Powerhouse Pace (2536m) at Gloucester Park.

Prolific winner Leda McNally drew gate five and Queensland-bound Im Themightyquinn has barrier six in the feature event.

My Hard Copy, a stylish front-running winner at his past two starts, shapes as a summer carnival cups hope.

But Leda McNally's connections are confident she can bounce back from an unplaced run in the Pinjarra Cup (2692m) on June 2.

"The mare rated 1:57.5 when winning at Sunday's Pinjarra trials," trainer Chris King said.

"She's ready to run a big race."

Leda McNally, a winner of 19 races, beat strong opposition in a $100,000 Mares' Classic (2130m) victory at Gloucester Park last summer.

Trainer Gary Hall said the Powerhouse Pace would be Im Themightyquinn's last race before his Queensland debut on July 5. "He'll be flown to Brisbane for three races," Hall said.

"The campaign will culminate with a Redcliffe Cup start in early August."

·Owner-trainer Gary Elson's Golden Slipper Pace (2130m) winner Class Of Tara has pulled up well from his first test on the comeback trail.

The three-year-old colt is unbeaten in five starts, his most recent outing resulting in a 10m win at Gloucester Park on June 10. It was his first race since a 9m victory in the Golden Slipper last July.

The colt will be a $175,000 Golden Nugget (2536m) contender next season.

The West Australian

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