Walsh purple patch continues

21 September 2021 00:10:46 GMTPlus11

Walsh continues to go from strength to strength after picking up another impressive win in the Channel 7 Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

The Western Australia-bred five-year-old has raised his game since joining the stable of trainer Nathan Turvey and now has 13 wins from 85 starts.

Change in tactics

It would also appear a change in tactics has benefited Walsh who blew away his rivals to take a convincing win.

Shadow Hall finished second with the hot fancy Alta Engen having to settle for third and driver Emily Suvaljko was delighted with the win.

"We have been driving him tough lately, and tonight he sprinted really good," she said.

"When I pulled him out, it was right on the home corner, and he can hit a knee, so I thought I had pulled out at the wrong time.

"But there were no problems and he got home really good up the straight.

"I had been tracking the right horses. I knew Dylan (Egerton-Green) was always going to come out in front of me with Shadow Roll. When he went three wide, I switched four wide and let the horse maintain his momentum."

Tough assignments ahead

Turvey has also taken heart from Walsh's recent performances and could not be happier with the way his charge is tracking.

However he has sounded a note of caution saying the imminent step up in class will be tough.

"This win will put him in Free For All company, and it's going to get harder," he added.

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