Home' Tennant and District Times : 2018 0518 TDT Contents 12 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 18 MAY 2018
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A SENSATIONAL programme featuring six races and
some 46 acceptors highlights the Tennant Turf Club’s
annual “Two Cups” Raceday at Hagan Park on Sat-
The meeting, in doubt just a few short weeks ago, has been
resurrected due to countless hours of work from a number of
keen TTC Committee and volunteers, who have left no stone
unturned in producing the track and facilities in pristine con-
dition for the once-a -year TAB meeting, which is so eagerly
anticipated each May.
Trainers have played their part too by nominating some 60 hors-
es, from Queensland, Alice Springs, Darwin, Port Lincoln and
even Dubbo – the attractive stakes on offer, totalling $117,000,
and the famous Barkly hospitality have ensured that of those
originally nominated, 46 horses are down to race, an increase of
nine on last year’s numbers, which is heartening indeed.
The $25,000 Carlton Mid Tennant Creek Cup is the day’s fea-
ture, and the last of the six racing events on the day.
A competitive eight-horse field, headed by last year’s fourth
placegetter Chestnut Road, will contest the 1600m, and Steven
Royes’ charge, to be ridden by leading Queensland country rider
Pietro Romeo, will have his admirers.
However, Lotion, an impressive winner of the Benchmark 76
2000m event at Pioneer Park on Alice Springs Cup Day, looks
the one to beat.
Prepared by Angela Forster at Port Lincoln, Lotion was just
beaten at his previous start by subsequent Alice Springs Cup
winner Ash Grey, and having won since, he has an undeniable
chance of victory on Saturday. Top End hoop Brendon Davis
will take the mount.
Hardest to beat should be Kevin Lamprecht’s Hillbilly Rich,
a last-start close-up eighth in the Alice Cup, and Snowtrooper
(Lisa Whittle), who finished third to Lotion at AS Cup Day, while
Darwin galloper Windfola, Alice Springs-trained Assertive Star
and Barkley, and Holey Gadoley, from Ray Hermann’s Winton
stable, make up the field.
The other feature on the programme, the $20,000 Denis
Staunton Memorial Cup for the 0-70 sprinters, has attracted
the day’s biggest field, with no less than 10 horses expected to
contest the 1200m sprint.
Topweight is the Merv Rumble-trained Cadman, who is on his
way back to the Top End for the Darwin Cup Carnival.
Two years ago, Cadman was a lower-grade star in Darwin,
winning some four races during the eight days of Carnival rac-
ing, and while not at his best 12 months ago, he should make his
presence felt here as he looks to regain his best form.
Rumble, who trains nowadays at Dubbo in New South Wales,
will run three of his four-strong team at Tennant, Que Pasa (race
two) and Olivares (race four) his other representatives.
Cadman’s main rivals in the Denis Staunton Memorial Cup
look like being last-start Alice winner Eighteen Bombers, De-
nise Ballard’s Bowie Rocks and Robert Burow’s Anchor Chain.
Gamora, Coldrock and Bachelor Pad are other chances in a
As well as the racing action, the meeting promises all the usual
“fun of the fair” with the Chief Minister’s footraces for all ages
and the ever-popular Fashions on the Field for both women and
men two of the highlights. On the day pre-registration for these
events is essential.
The first race gets underway at 1.18pm, with the last at 4.55pm.
Race Day features a sensational programme
By ANDREW O’TOOLE
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