Friday’s Lord Mayor’s Cup Preview

Friday’s Lord Mayor’s Cup Preview

Western Australia’s Gloucester Park is set to host another fantastic night of racing this Friday, headlined by the $35 000 Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup (2536m).

A great line-up of 11 pacers are engaged in the event including Talk To Me Courage, Has The Answers and Tealsby Karita.

Last week’s Harvey Cup runner up Talk To Me Courage is trained by prolific horseman Gary Hall Snr. and has drawn barrier eight for Friday night.

Hall also has his consistent eight-year-old pacer Spirit Of Shard starting in five as the trainer goes for his fourth Lord Mayor’s Cup following his wins with Tricky Bey (2994), Abit Rich (1997) and Live To Reign (2007).

Winner of the Harvey Cup last-start is Tealsby Karita, the impressive gelding starting in six for the Lord Mayor’s Cup.

There is a lot of hype surrounding the Tony Svilicich-trained Has The Answers drawn in barrier nine, who is likely to starts as the pre-race favourite.

Coming off two successive victories and definitely in top form, the terrific seven-year-old Legacy Of Power gelding will have champion driver Chris Lewis behind the reins in the Cup as Lewis attempts his incredible ninth victory in the event.

Lewis has previously won with the brilliant Village Kid (1985, 1986, 1989 & 1990), Ballantines (1992), Desert Patrol (1993), Royal Motoring (1998) and Ohoka Ace (2005).

Byford trainer Svilicich also boasts an impressive record in the Lord Mayor’s Cup, having taken out two of the past three and prepared the runner-up in the other.

Svilichich’s past two winners were driven by Morgan Woodley when they were successful with Taihape Tickler (2006) and Mysta Magical Mach (2009).

Morgan Woodley will be the reinsman behind Flaming Roadstar this year from the back barrier 11.

Solid pacer Rostriever Ornum, drawn ideally in barrier three, is also representing Svilicich in the Lord Mayor’s Cup on Friday.

The Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup is scheduled as race seven on the night’s bumper 11-event card and is due to jump at 8:45pm (WA time).

2010 Lord Mayor’s Cup Final Field & Preview:

Br.

Form

Horse

Trainer

Driver

Class

1 70796
ALL IN TECK
K P Egerton-Green Chris Brew C16 M4
2 98000
SPIRITWITHIN
P J Fletcher Aldo Cortopassi C11 M4
3 14052
ROSTRIEVER ORNUM (NZ)
T Svilicich Christopher Voak C12 M2
4 4s7s7
LIVELY ROYCE (NZ)
J R Graham Justin Prentice C13 M3
5 s4233
SPIRIT OF SHARD (NZ)
G E Hall Snr. Grant Williams C20 M8
6 9s521
TEALSBY KARITA
P V Willis Gary Hall Jnr. C21 M8
7 5s326
TEE PEE VILLAGE (NZ)
J R Graham Kade Howson C17 M10
8 s2532
TALK TO ME COURAGE (NZ)
G E Hall Snr. Shayne Cramp C15 M6
9 1b511
HAS THE ANSWERS
T Svilicich Chris Lewis C26 M12
Second Row:
10 58249
DE GALDEARNO
D M Padberg Shannon Suvaljko C14 M5
11 s3822
FLAMING ROADSTAR
R A Olivieri Morgan Woodley C15 M4