Mitch Maguire dominant in WA Derby prelude

Mitch Maguire dominant in WA Derby prelude

Mitch Maguire (Sportswriter) could not have been any more impressive when winning the WA Derby prelude at Gloucester Park last Friday night. (Watch Replay)

Easily leading from barrier two, Mitch Maguire ran the field along at an even clip before his driver Colin Brown could not hold him any longer.

Going down the back in 27.8, he then just pulled himself away from the field and under no urging he won by almost three lengths.

The last quarter was cut out in 28.4 and the mile rate was a very quick 1:54.9.

Mitch Maguire has now won 9 of his 10 starts since coming to Australia and he looks certain to continue to win on the road to the WA Derby next month - starting this Friday in the Group Two Western Gateway Pace.