Monday, November 3, 2008

The Spinniker Park Cup

It's Monday evening and riders and steeds are preparing for the biggest event on the Gladstone calendar, the running of the Spinniker Park Cup.

Odds on favourite to win this weeks Cup is Matty Jenkin on "Blue Thunder". Matty and "Blue Thunder" have rested well since their last hard session, and have good form on board with good placings in Brisbane racing.

Also in with a chance will be Andrew Whiffen on "Consistently Good" and Jamie Cogill on "Big Gear". Both have been consistent over recent weeks in preparation for this weeks Cup.

One to watch will be outsider Mick Newell and "Ol' Yella" - now he's no muel. Mick and "Ol' Yella" have only just recently returned from events in Southern Australia. "Ol' Yella" was spotted being put through his paces with a good session on Sunday and will certainly be one to watch.

With no rain forecasted and good conditions expected, scratchings are unlikely. The track is in a reasonable condition, with minimal potholes and rocks. Fast times should be expected.