A top-class field will feature in the $25,000 Jim Phillips Memorial Cobram Cup, which will be run at 6.13pm tomorrow.December 26, 2012 4:30am
A top-class field will feature in the $25
Last year’s winner of the prestigious Hunter Cup, Choise Achiever NZ in the hands of experienced reinsman, John Caldow heads the Cup line-up.
The 2012 Wedderburn Cup winner, Baltic Ice will be keen to back-up his Cup success with a win at Cobram tomorrow in the Jim Phillips Memorial Cobram Cup.
Although enjoying a good barrier draw, Baltic Ice will not enjoy an easy passage to success as Avenel trainer, David Aitken who claimed the trifecta in last year’s Cobram Cup is keen to repeat the performance with his trio, Atlas Alliance NZ, Composed (second in last year’s Cup) and Smudge Bromac NZ (third last year).
Smudge Bromac NZ will be out to make amends following last year’s disappointing barrier start when he lost a considerable amount of ground before settling down; however experienced and winning reinsman of last year’s Cup will ensure that he steps away cleanly.
One of the state’s leading trainers, Geoff Webster, who has enjoyed success in previous Cobram Cups also has a strong candidate in Washmepockets NZ, while reinsman Greg Sugars, a Cup’s crowd favourite may just surprise with the inform Veranjee, trained by his father.
Also featuring a class line-up, David Aitken is once again endeavouring to emulate last year’s feat of taking home both the Pacing and Trotters Cups.
The highly fancied, My High Expectations USA from the Aitken stable is in superb form, nevertheless the John Newberry trained and driven, Just Call Me Earl NZ starting from Barrier One could be a ‘‘smoky’’ if everything goes in his favour.
The race meeting not only features superior quality fields but also the same can be said for the reinsmen.
Neville Welsh, winner of the prestigious 2012 Gordon Rothacker Medal in November is behind the popular Cobram RSL Day winner Rainbow Jay Jay in the first race on the program, the D’Vine Ideas Trotters Handicap at 2.25
Welsh heads the list of experienced and successful reinsmen which includes many of the state’s leading men and lady drivers.
The secretary, Bob Watson encourages everyone to venture out to the picturesque race course and enjoy a superb eight-race program and an afternoon of exciting racing; the last race scheduled for 6.42
This year Noonan’s Showcase Jewellers Lady of the Day will be a highlight; with judging taking place about 4.30
Finalists will be selected from the crowd during the afternoon.
Free entertainment and free icy poles will help entertain the youngsters and Punters Club will be available for those who like to have a little wager.
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