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    Same old, same old for veteran Same old, same old for veteran

    GLENFERRIE HOOD - Photo Dan Costello

    LIFE will remain the same for Glenferrie Hood despite registering another win at Albion Park during the weekend. Racing in solid form, the veteran... Same old, same old for veteran

    LIFE will remain the same for Glenferrie Hood despite registering another win at Albion Park during the weekend.

    Racing in solid form, the veteran has won two of his last three starts for trainer Wayne Graham, who plans to continue following a pattern with the son of Christian Cullen.

    “He did a good job again the old fella,” Graham said. “He keeps hanging in there and getting the job done.

    “I’ve got nothing big picked out for him, just go around next week, then miss a week before giving him a few more starts in a row.

    “Two or three starts in as many weeks before a week off appears to be working well for him, so I’ll keep him plodding around while he is competitive.”

    Driven by star reinsman Pete McMullen, Glenferrie Hood began quickly to lead from barrier six as Gangster Boy worked on his outside.

    Fending off the challenge on the home turn, the gelding completed a two-metre win from Invincible Loxton, with Mach Alert a metre-and-a-half away third.

    Rating 1:53.6 over 1660 metres, Glenferrie Hood extended his record to 39 wins and 36 placings from 120 starts for earnings of $442,466.

    “They are such an even bunch of open class horses here that the draw is everything,” Graham said. “It often comes down to whoever gets the luck on the night.

    “I thought if he found the front he would be hard to beat, but he still had to have everything go his way.”

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