Local trainer ready for Berrigan Cup
Berrigan trainer Paul McVicar has confirmed he’ll be racing at least three horses on Berrigan Cup Day next month.
McVicar said his two horses racing at Albury on Saturday — Quick Spin and Hakerak — are chances for the $15,000 race.
His third horse Enconti ran third in race two at Deniliquin worked hard for his place, is another chance at racing in Berrigan.
‘‘I wasn’t at Deniliquin because I was at Wagga Wagga, but I understand she was stuck four wide and had to work for his position so a real gutsy effort.’’ McVicar said.
‘‘She’s only won on a heavy 10 track and Deni had a bit of rain before Saturday so that would have helped but regardless I’ll be running her at Berrigan.’’
The last time McVicar won the Berrigan Cup was in 2005 with Otago Road however earlier this year won the main race on Finley Autumn Cup Day with Maco Napret.
McVicar said he’ll be racing Quick Spin and Hakerak in the Berrigan Cup both owned by Sydney’s Peter Knight.
‘‘Peter has been a long time owner with me. He told me he’s a chance to be there next Saturday.
‘‘It’s very hard to get a win these days so any win is special but it’s just a little bit more special on Berrigan Cup Day.’’
Fellow Berrigan trainer Malcolm Hill has just one horse in his stables Beltum.
The seven year old gelding finished second on Saturday in race six at Deniliquin, coming second by two and a half lengths to Asquillion.
It’s unknown at this stage if Beltum will run.
The Berrigan Gold Cup is on November 3. Gates open from 11am ($20 entry, $10 aged pensions, children under 16 enter free).
This year’s racecard will feature six races with a spread of sprinting to middle distance races including the $15,000 Gold Cup.
The ever-popular Fashions on the Field will be running again this year, a great opportunity for the ladies to show off their best dresses, frocks and fascinators with a share of more than $3000 in prizes.
For more information, visit www.berriganraceclub.com and find the club on Facebook.
The group of players from the 2017/18 coaching season (from left) Jasmine Burke, Sarah Haynes, Cooper Burke, Ed and Harry Haynes, Abbey Marshall, coach Brady Pritchard, Sienna Burke, Duncan Clarke and Josh Everingham.