Wors­fold still favourite

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

WANDOAN cow­boy Dave Wors­fold will be one of the short­est-priced favourites on record when he heads to Comet for an Aus­tralian Pro­fes­sional Rodeo As­so­ci­a­tion rodeo on Satur­day.

Wors­fold won the bare­back bronc ride last week­end at Nebo with 91 on the Gill Broth­ers horse Lit­tle Egypt to set a new APRA record.

He broke the record set by Tam­worth rider Dar­ren Clarke at 90 on John Gill’s horse Pu­berty Blues at Cess­nock in 1997.

The record was equalled by Wade Clif­ford on John Gill’s Ram­blin An­gel in Mel­bourne in 2010.

Wors­fold spent eight years com­pet­ing on the North Amer­i­can cir­cuit and now works on the fam­ily cat­tle prop­er­ties and lives at Wandoan.

He has won the past two Aus­tralian ti­tles at The War­wick Rodeo Na­tional Fi­nals and go­ing on form is odds on to win an­other.

Wors­fold is one of more than 220 nom­i­na­tions for the Comet Ben­e­fit Rodeo on Satur­day.

The rodeo is at the Comet Rodeo Grounds with timed events start­ing at 11am and rough stock events at 6pm.

Spring­sure rider Al­lan Pow­ell will be favourite for sad­dle bronc af­ter win­ning two PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED rounds and the av­er­age at the na­tional fi­nals last year in War­wick. He had the best score of last year’s fi­nals with 81 on Cheyene Top Girl.

Pow­ell will face tough op­po­si­tion from Wandoan rider Cameron Web­ster and War­wick pair Lane Grayson and Lu­cas Wil­son.

There are strong nom­i­na­tions in all of the five open timed events at Comet.

Reign­ing APRA All Around Cham­pion Shane Iker has nom­i­nated for the rope and tie, steer wrestling and team rop­ing and will face some of his tough­est op­po­si­tion from Townsville star Camp­bell Hodson and Hugh­en­den rider Clancy Mid­dle­ton.

GOOD CHANCE: Spring­sure rider Al­lan Pow­ell will be favourite for sad­dle bronc af­ter win­ning two rounds and the av­er­age at the na­tional fi­nals last year in War­wick.

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