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    BLAKE PACE and Royal Saxon following their win in Ballarat last night

    IN A world of ‘keyboard warriors’, you know you’re doing something right when praises surface on social media. Following his success in the opening... High praise for talented concession driver

    IN A world of ‘keyboard warriors’, you know you’re doing something right when praises surface on social media.

    Following his success in the opening event in Ballarat last night, talented young reinsman Blake Pace was the focus of numerous compliments for his skill in the sulky.

    A third generation participant, Pace is part of the new ‘brat pack’, which includes his cousin, Adrian.

    The Pace boys are accompanied in the crew by industry legacies such as brother Brent and Declan Murphy, along with cousins Leilani and Ewa Justice, with the quartet also third generation.

    Grandson of Vic and son of Darren – both multiple feature winning horsemen – Pace was the focus of positive comments after driving Royal Saxon to glory.

    “Unreal some of these kids who are coming through the driving ranks – best horse, but another pearler Blake Pace” was tweeted by Simon Sharp.

    The original comment was followed with remarks such as “Very very smart drive. Took off at the right spot to put pressure on the leader. A couple of these kids have potential plus. B Pace in that category.

    “All agree here. Yes, the Murphys have to be in that group. Exciting having a bet at the moment with belief these kids “have a brain” in the tight situations. Can’t remember a better group coming through.”

    Beginning from the inside of the second row, Royal Saxon was immediately angled away from the pegs to be three-back in the running line as Sheffield Peak led from barrier four.

    Taken three-wide along the back straight, the son of Auckland Reactor sustained a strong sprint to score by two-and-a-half metres from Alfalma, with Morvah three-and-a-half metres away third.

    “He is in great form, so I was very confident with him, but not so much the draw, which could be tricky,” Pace said.

    “After I was able to get him away from the pegs, I knew he was going to take a lot of holding out.”

    Co-owned and trained by Des Mahar, Royal Saxon rated 1:59.6 over 1710 metres.

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