Martin wants Goul­burn Cup

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Matt Jones Matt Jones is from Rac­ing NSW.

TIM Martin knows how to win a big race, but one of the best coun­try races in NSW has never been on his agenda, un­til now.

Martin will send Moral Vic­tory to the $100,000 Goul­burn Cup on Sun­day, hop­ing to win the race for the first time with his first run­ner.

“I’d al­ways raced my horses in the north­west when I was in the coun­try and since I’ve been in Sydney I’ve been very im­pressed with the Goul­burn track,” he said.

Moral Vic­tory has raced well on Sydney tracks since start­ing his prepa­ra­tion at Rose­hill on Septem­ber 30.

He has won at Rand­wick and ran well be­hind Sure And Fast and Artistry at his other two starts.

Martin said he should give an­other good sight on Sun­day and be hard to run down.

“He’s in ca­reer-best form and this is a good race for him,” the trainer said. “The key for him is a dry track.”

Goul­burn Rac­ing Club’s Greg Wil­son said the meet­ing was shap­ing up well on and off the track. “We’ve got a very good vibe ... and I think a big crowd will turn up,” he said.

“Our luncheon mar­quee is fully booked.”

BIG WEEK IN COUN­TRY

WATCH out for a num­ber of cup races late this week. On Fri­day there is the pop­u­lar Bong Bong Cup and on Satur­day, Adaminaby and Hay, run their cups be­fore Goul- burn and Lis­more have their big­gest races on Sun­day.

WATCH McDON­ALD

MY TIP for this week­end is to fol­low jockey James McDon­ald at Rose­hill Gar­dens. He has been on fire of late. Ray Thomas is on leave.

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