Dual winner helping put Warwick Cup on the map
SPORT OF KINGS
ONE of the great Warwick Credit Union Warwick Cup success stories of recent times has been the rise of Belflyer.
The winner of the past two editions of the Cup has seen his consistency rewarded with a start in the $1.3m Kosciuszko at Randwick, and is a better chance than bookies give him credit for.
This year’s Cup looks between the two top raters, Isn’t She Elegant and Trois Choix, with a slight lean to the former after two wins on end at the Sunshine Coast.
South of the border and potentially the most talked about race of all time, The Everest, is finally upon us. Yes, the race that has people aiming torches at the Opera House.
On the track it is shaping up as a cracking contest with so many live chances and genuine group one horses involved. With the rain in Sydney throughout the week, look to horses that enjoy the heavy going to find a winner.
PETER SCHMIDT (SDSP)
SHOALS (RANDWICK RACE 7 No 10): They don’t come more honest than this mare. She’s missed the placings just once in her 12-start career with three group one wins along the way. She’s unbeaten on rain-affected tracks and was superb behind Santa Ana Lane in the Premiere. Great chance.
NICK INMON (BUSHKIDS)
THRILLSTER (CAULFIELD RACE 6 NO 4): Ran on well behind Smart Melody a fortnight ago at the track and the mile will suit. With a big question mark over the favourite at the extended trip, happy to stick with this progressive filly to turn the tables.