Hall chases fifth Cup
LEADING jockey Peter Hall is poised to enhance his Boulder Cup (2100m) record when he partners the Adam Durranttrained The Forgotten One at Kalgoorlie today.
Hall is chasing his fifth Boulder Cup, his third with trainer Adam Durrant and second in succession after piloting Don’tgetcaught last year.
Hall says The Forgotten One has the right profile to win the Boulder Cup after he posted a strong 2100m staying victory at Belmont last month.
“You can’t go wrong when you pick up a ride for one of the leading trainers,” Hall said.
“He has drawn perfectly (3), has run the distance and will be rock-hard fit. He is no superstar, but this is a pretty even field with many chances.
“I’m definitely happy to be riding him and he ticks all the right boxes.”
Dan and Ben Pearce, who formed a training partnership on August 1, look well placed to land their first feature race success with Viscount gelding Pushin’ Shapes.
The five-year-old rocketed into Boulder Cup calculations when he flashed home from last to run an eye-catching fourth in last fortnight’s Coolgardie Cup (1760m).
Dan Pearce is confident he can join his brother on the Boulder Cup honour roll after Ben Pearce prepared Don’tgetcaught 12-months ago.
“We are confident he is as good as we can have him,” Dan Pearce said.
Ascot trainer Dan Morton insists he can win his third Boulder Cup in six years with former Sydney galloper Macavity.
After going winless in Broome, Macavity struck back and impressed when he ran on strongly for second in the Coolgardie Cup.
“I do think he has the credentials to win the Boulder Cup and if he can improve a little bit on his run the other day he should be thereabouts,” Morton said.
TAB fixed-odds betting has The Forgotten One and Pushin’ Shapes at $6. Macavity is quoted a $15 chance.