Leading trainers Darren Weir, Peter Moody and Mick Price will go head to head in the 2014 Miller Contractors & Plant Hire Horsham Cup (1800m) tomorrow with Weir’s Rainbow Storm a warm favourite for the race.
A smart field of ten gallopers have assembled for the $50,000 event which is set to run at 5.00pm in the afternoon and is Race 7 on an eight-event program, with the first kicking off at 1.30pm.
The Horsham and District Racing Club made the decision to move the Horsham Cup meeting from a Sunday to a Friday this year to avoid a clash with the upcoming Seymour Cup (run two days later).
Horsham Cup day is always a great day for the local community, and any visiting racing enthusiasts, with relaxed racing and a friendly family atmosphere the order of the day.
Local band Bull and Blocky will provide live music for the masses, while the Fashions on the Field is always a hit with the ladies, and there’s plenty of free activities for the kids to enjoy while Mum and Dad mingle with friends.
Admission to the course is Adults $20, Concession $15, and Children under 17 get in for free with an adult.
Visit the Horsham and District Racing Club for more information.
The Darren Weir trained Rainbow Storm is a raging $1.90 favourite at sportsbet.com.au for the 2014 Miller Contractors & Plant Hire Horsham Cup.
The lightly raced 4yo finished runner-up in the Murtoa Cup (2050m) at his last start earlier this month and his solid form this time in makes him the one to beat.
His main danger appears to be Quick Snitzel from the Peter Moody yard, $7.50 in early betting markets.
The son of Snitzel wasn’t far away in the Moe Cup (2050m) at his most recent outing on an unsuitable slow track and he will find this easier, although he is yet to win beyond 1600m.
Mick Price will saddle up 6yo gelding Stratigraphy $10.00 who is coming off a close-up sixth over 1600m at Bairnsdale just over two weeks ago and has each-way claims.
Stawell trained Happy As Hell $5.50, from the Terry & Karina O’Sullivan stable, has to be respected on his last start Hamilton win over 1600m at his second run from a spell.
The Savoire 4yo finished just under 7 lengths from Sale Cup winner Sonntag in the Group 1 Queensland Derby in June and with two wins at the trip is one to watch.
|2||64×4||Texan Warney||H McKechnie||9||60.0||$14.00|
|3||x060||Lord Wimble||N Beriman||10||59.0||$18.00|
|5||1146||Quick Snitzel||J Benbow||11||57.0||$8.00|
|6||x222||Rainbow Storm||D Yendall||1||56.5||$1.90|
|7||0x91||Happy As Hell||J Hill||8||56.0||$4.80|
|9||8×38||Sandhill Chief||P Keane||2||55.0||$51.00|
|10||3401||Magic Consol||D Holland||4||54.0||$8.00|
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