TODAY’S CANBERRA CUP FORM
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Canberra Cup today starting at 12 noon. A disappointing field of four will present punters with a real headache. There could be one scratching in Turnbull. He is expected to refuse to go into the barriers as he has been poorly broken in. One mare with a light weight could surprise, but the favourite looks a good bet.
Jockey T Abbott
Trainer T Abbott
Untried on the track and at the distance. Weight won’t worry him but prefers the right hand tracks and has no form south of Eagle Farm and Doomben. Looks a nice type that should develop with more racing. Trainer Abbott says a safe bet and definitely a place chance.
Jockey L Turnbull
Trainer K Marx
An over-raced gelding that refuses to perform on the right hand way of going. Stablemate of the unraced Shorten and will be retired after a poor performance here. Miserable track record and even the local glue factory has knocked him back. Although Lucy will claim 3 kilo keep your money in your pocket.
Jockey M Payne
Trainer C Pyne
Has ability and can handle both ways of going. Bred on a double cross to the stallion Abbott and broodmare Hillsong. Should handle the distance as he has been tried over hurdles lately, but the weight could prove a problem. An emergency carrying top weight and trainer Mal says he can beat the favourite, Dutton. Keep safe!
Jockey D Panton
Trainer D Panton
Has been running over distances but has not been eating up and hard to keep the weight on her. Keen to keep her racing as her broodmare days are over. Still wayward, hard to train and unreliable. An extremely expensive conveyance. Has cost the average punter a fortune. Need much better odds and if she gets up stewards will go apeshit.