Paul Harvey couldn’t have asked for a easier ride to come back a winner on Double The Pro at Narrogin on Thursday.
The Proart 3yo circled the leaders on the corner and cruised home by over a length in the Get The TABTouch Maiden (1100m). He started an odds-on favourite after Bunbury placings on either side of Xmas-New Year.
Harvey, 47, had been off the scene since March 2017. ‘The Pontiff’ is a WA Hall of Fame jockey after winning a record 12 Perth premierships.
Double The Pro is trained by Trevor Andrews for Rapid Equine owner-breeder Neil Irvine and is from Bunbury winner Twice The Magic (Second Empire). The dam hails from the family of Jungle Dawn & Jungle Mist.
Proart is based at Balmoral Park Stud. Irvine owns the Bedfordale property and, apart from standing the stakes winning son of Rock Of Gibraltar, offers agistment, pre-training and breaking-in services.
Balmoral Park manager Brian Collison is currently educating Proart’s latest crop of yearlings and there are shares available in them by calling to arrange an inspection on 0411 055 164.
DOUBLE THE PRO
Proart winner with Paul Harvey and Brian Collison