Martin wants Goulburn Cup
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.
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.