Next NSW Race

Latest News

Cocktail Time Out To Shake Up Willow Tree Cup (Monday)

By Geoff Newling

Cocktail Time makes a rare appearance on his home track when he jumps from barrier eight in today’s $20,000 Les Howard Willow Tree Cup (1450m) at Quirindi.

The eight-year-old gelding son of Sippin’ Bourbon, who has won five of his 31 starts, has only had the one run on his home track. That came way back in a 2012 1450m Maiden won by Tiger Bassie where he finished seventh.

He has since won more than $116,000 for his owner/trainer Peter Mills and wife Kym and his trainer is hopeful he might relish the second chance at home.

“He’s got a fair bit of weight though (63kg) and while he’s ready to roll he’s never been a good weight carrier,” Peter Mills said.

“It’s going to be tough to win. He’s a little bit fitter than he was. I expect a bold showing and would love to win it.”

Coastal apprentice Chloe Baker will ride Cocktail Time and claim 2kgs, reducing his weight to 61kg in a field also including recent Quirindi Cup winner Secret Web.

South African jockey Keagan Latham will ride Secret Web who is one of two Paul Perry-trained horses in the Les Howard Willow Tree Cup field. Perry also runs Peggy’s Cove – a four-year-old daughter of Choisir.

Peggy’s Cove has won four of her 24 starts and jumps from barrier one with leading HNWRA jockey Rachael Murray on board.

Peter Mills also starts maidener Bucklette in the first race of the day - the Willow Tree Inn Fillies and Mares Maiden Plate (1200m). Tamworth Cup winning jockey Josh Adams rides the five-year-old mare, who has had five starts.

“She’s the last of the line,” Peter Mills said of a family dating back to dual Tamworth winning Gold Buckle (2007 and 2008).

“We’ve had a few issues with her.”

He’s added winkers in the hope it might spark her up. She will jump from barrier two.

The Les Howard Willow Tree Cup is one of nine races on the TAB program and beginning a big week for the Hunter North West Racing Association with the $2million two-day Scone Cup Carnival on Friday/Saturday.

Nominations for the two day Scone meeting close at 11am today. The $200,000 Scone Cup (1600m) is the feature race on Friday’s card also including the $100,000 Inglis 2YO Challenge and $80,000 Noel Leckie Country Cup (1400m).

View the fields and form for Quirindi (including race replays) here.

The Latest Racing News

Edmonds Looking To Again Lift Tamworth Cup

By Geoff Newling Toby Edmonds trained his first winner at Tamworth and won last year’s $150,000 Mercure Tamworth Showcase Cup ...
Read More

Employment Opportunity - Racecourse Manager (Nowra)

Shoalhaven City Turf Club is seeking the services of a qualified Racecourse Manager. Located at Archer Racecourse, Nowra, the SCTC ...
Read More

Horses Penalised At Nyngan (Thursday)

Please note the following penalties for Nyngan races on Thursday (25th April). LATE RETURN won a Class B Handicap, 800m ...
Read More

Punter's Intelligence Wrap - Randwick 20th April

Scone beckons for emerging sprinter Brave Song after his superb return in a strong Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) ...
Read More

Neil Evans' Tips For Wagga (Tuesday)

By Neil Evans Track soft 6 and rail out 6m, so pattern likely on-speed before levelling out late. Race 1 ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links