GORDONVALE CUP DAY
JIMMY HOFFA R5 No.9 The Stephen Massingham-trained gelding gave us a handy fill-up at $2.60 last Saturday and we will stick with the eight-yearold. He meets harder company this afternoon than what he beat at Cannon Park but he drops 3.5kg from that run. A Gordonvale Cup will go nicely with the Mareeba Cup won last month by Jimmy Hoffa.
BELLA SASH R3 No.1 Just beaten by the quality Mishani Redman last start at Cairns, Bruce Hunter finds a suitable race for his mare here. Bella Sash goes up in weight but should have the class.
ONE TO WATCH
PARK HUSSLER R2. No.6 Michael Whitehouse and his mare broke her maiden status with her fourth run in North Queensland last month at Townsville. The four-year-old beat Mercury Bullet that day, who won well on Thursday at the same track.
STEPHEN MASSINGHAM JIMMY HOFFA
R5 No.9 “He seems to back up well, he is a horse that you do need to run him every fortnight, and he has been going well this prep so while he is going well, we will keep going with that.
“He seems to be thriving now halfway through his prep.”