There may be an actual metropolis tinge at Goulburn right this moment, with Godolphin and some different main metro yards bringing their rising kids down the freeway, nevertheless it’s a Canberra veteran having his 66th begin that looms as one of the best worth.
Tireless eight-year-old Le Cavalier, from the Norm Gardner yard and with an understated near-50 per cent putting strike charge, appears to be like good at massive odds within the featured Fred Cooper Cup for 2 key causes.
Firstly, a pure backmarker, he’s significantly better drawn exterior horses. Not like final begin in a stronger BM78 at Wagga (1400 metres), the place he drew the fence however nonetheless discovered the road properly from a mile again, right this moment he attracts a lot wider, and that may be the place to be, with the monitor prone to be chopped up late. Secondly, the declare for apprentice rider Courtney Gravener is pivotal, that means Le Cavalier will bounce simply 2.5 kilograms over the 54kg restrict, and whenever you’re giving them a begin, that performs its half.
Warwick Farm gelding Triple Hero may be the toughest to run previous. He simply failed to guide all the way in which over 1800m at Gundagai earlier than being swamped in a stronger race at Canterbury over additional, so again in journey and getting in mild after Robbie Dolan’s declare all provides as much as him being super-competitive on pace.