Friday’s Caduceus Club Cup Preview

Friday’s Caduceus Club Cup Preview

This Friday night while many eager fans and punters will be focusing on Harold Park for the heats of the 2010 Watpac Inter Dominion, Tapcorp Park in Victoria are also hosting an elite night of racing headlined by the Listed $25, 000 Caduceus Club Cup.

This year nine top three-year-olds are engaged in the 2240m mobile start feature, including the talented Ole Master Lombo, Lanercost and Major Bronski.

Ole Master Lombo has drawn ideally in barrier three and is coming off a last start win that bought the lightly raced Modern Art gelding’s career record to a solid three victories from five starts.

In barrier six is the Darrel Graham trained and driven Queensland pacing star Lanercost. Lanercost is coming off a last start third to Courage To Rule in the Group 1 Alabar Victoria Derby, the ever improving and classy Courage Under Fire colt has won 11 of their 14 race starts boasting a smart best winning mile rate of 1:56.3, which they will be hoping to run again on Saturday night.

One of Lanercost’s biggest threats in the Caduceus Club Cup will come from the pacer starting beside him in barrier seven, the brilliant Major Bronski. Major Bronski placed fourth just one behind Lanercost in the Victoria Derby last start after starting as the odds-on favourite. Trained by Stuart Hunter, the three-year-old son of Art Major will be looking to return to the sensational winning form that saw him win nine consecutive victories in the lead up to the Victoria Derby.

Major Bronski will be ridden by Chris Alford in the Caduceus Cup and is likely to start as the odds-on favourite.

The Caduceus Club Cup will run as race six at 9:10pm on the night’s cracker nine-event card that also includes the $20, 000 ANZ Stampede (race five – 8:40pm) and the $20, 000 VHRSC Metropolitan Cup Final (race seven – 9:40pm).

2010 Caduceus Club Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw:

Br.

Form

Horse

Trainer

Driver

Class

1 8s222
LIVELY OPERATIVE
G L Carr Michael Stanley 3C0
2 6s232
TOULOUSE LAUTREC (NZ)
L J Justice Jodi Quinlan 3C0
3 s11s1
OLE MASTER LOMBO
A Taiba Brian Gath 3C1
4 s1183
LIVING ON ICE
W Galea Damian Wilson 3C2
5 14616
WILEY JASPER
P C Weidenbach Tanya Dyer 3C3
6 s1113
LANERCOST (NZ)
D W Graham Darrel Graham 3C6
7 11114
MAJOR BRONSKI
S H Hunter Chris Alford 3C7
Second Row:
8 41171
ROCHE AT LA PLAGNE
A E Tubbs Amy Tubbs 3C3
9 34511
BELLS AND WHISTLES
C C Attard John Caldow 3C5