Tonight’s 2010 Renshaw Cup Preview

Tonight’s 2010 Renshaw Cup Preview

Tonight Penrith will host the next Group race feature on the Australian pacing calendar when 12 excellent horses take to the track in the $50,000 Group 2 Schweppes Renshaw Cup (2525m).

The quality of contenders is high in the standing-start feature with two of the stand out pacers, the Natalie Rasmussen-trained duo Western Cam and Atomic Ark, sharing the backmark of 20m.

Rasmussen will be behind the reins of one of her stable stars Western Cam, the Barnett Hanover gelding seeking their 19th career victory, while husband Grant Dixon will drive Atomic Ark.

Western Cam and Atomic Ark are both using the Renshaw Cup as a lead-up race heading towards the prestigious $100,000 Group 1 Len Smith Mile next Friday night, April 23 at Menangle.

Natalie Rasmussen is the trainer behind the brilliant four-time Inter Dominion winner Blacks A Fake.

Rival Queensland-based trainer Vicki Rasmussen is also seeking Group 2 glory tonight in the Renshaw Cup with her classy Fully Loaded mare Low Velocity.

Low Velocity, also on her way towards the Len Smith Mile, has drawn ideally in the feature with barrier two and will be driven by her regular reinsman Shane Graham.

A win in the Renshaw Cup will go a long way in persuading NSWHRC directors to extend an invitation to Low Velocity for the 2010 Len Smith Mile, as she is yet to receive one for the invitation only event.

Other classy contenders in the 2010 Renshaw Cup include last start winner Maggies Son coming up trumps in the barrier draw with the prized ‘pole’ start and Panorama gelding Our Brahman Boy also starting in the second row from a 10m backmark.

The 2010 Schweppes Renshaw Cup will take place as Race 5 at 8:17pm as the highlight of the night’s excellent nine-event card.

2010 Schweppes Renshaw Cup Final Field & Barriers

Br.

Form

Horse

Trainer

Driver

Class

Hcp.

1 12571
MAGGIES SON
S J Treffiletti Ben Sarina C25 M6 FT
2 11314
LOW VELOCITY
V L Rasmussen Shane Graham C17 M4 FT
3 u1630
WALTANGO
I C Wilson Jim Douglass C9 M4 FT
4 s9271
RUNAWAY FIRE
P R J Fitzpatrick Gavin Fitzpatrick C11 M2 FT
5 15452
OCTOBER SON
C P Robinson Chris Robinson C13 M2 FT
6 71831
ROYAL SURPRISE
A S Turnbull Steve Turnbull C8 M2 FT
7 SCRATCHED 22547
LIVE TO LAUGH (Em 1)
W B Harper SCRATCHED C17 M7 SCR-
Second Row:
8 389s4
BEST OF TIMES
W R Chisholm Rodney Atkins C8 M3 FT
9 127s0
SAUCY LEGEND (NZ)
P R J Fitzpatrick Blake Fitzpatrick C15 M6 10m
10 12313
OUR BRAHMAN BOY (NZ)
A F Khouiss Mitchell Reese C14 M7 10m
11 87039
PANORAMA SWING
P Sapio Paul Sapio C11 M6 10m
12 16221
WESTERN CAM
N C Rasmussen Natalie Rasmussen C16 M7 20m
13 21372
ATOMIC ARK
N C Rasmussen Grant Dixon C18 M13 20m