Cheapie readies for Carinda Cup

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She’s Pretty Zippy, pictured here winning at Trangie, will be one of the favourites for the Carinda Cup on Saturday.

Saturday will see Carinda Race Club in action with their annual cup meeting,
A well supported six-race-program is on offer for punters with 55 horses from all over the Northern and Western NSW in attendance.
Country trainer, Allan Prisk has backed the meeting with seven of his own charges; a feat not unusual for the Cobar trainer. 
“I love getting behind the country clubs,” he said. 
The astute central districts trainer will have She’s Pretty Zippy saddled up for the feature event; the Dubbo City Toyota Carinda Cup. 
“She will go well – this is an event we had in line in preparation for the Louth Races Cup but she is still a big chance tomorrow,” he said. 
Despite the four-hour float ride from Cobar to Carinda, Prisk is confident his whole team will do well. 
“I’m based at Cobar mate and you get used to travelling,” he laughed. 
She’s Pretty Zippy is lightly raced with 11 starts for two wins but she looks to have plenty of ability. 
“She won three starts ago at Walgett, coming from last and with her head on her chest,” he said. 
“Not many horses can do that.”
What is all the more interesting is the fact that the five-year-old didn’t cost connections all that much. 
“We bought her for $400 down Ecucha way – not bad hey?“ he laughed. 
Prisk isn’t expecting an easy affair though and complemented the Carinda Race Club club for the overall strength of the meeting. 
“This is one the strongest country race meetings all year and I don’t know why,” he said. 
“Considering Dubbo is on today and Wellington is Tuesday, I was surprised to see so many good horses there but credit to Carinda.”
She’s Pretty Zippy will be up against some handy charges tomorrow with the 2018-cup winner and Dar Lunn Racing trained Zoutenant entered, along with the the Sharon Jeffries trained Rehanaat.
One of the strongest competitors though, is the Mark Ward prepared Gadfly. 
Gadfly, who has won three of his last four event, will carry 65.5kg, a phenomenal 8.5kg heavier then his challengers.
Ward has his concerns about the heavy weight but stressed that Gadfly needs the run.
“I’m terribly worried by the weight but I wanted to give him one more run before giving him a break,” he said. 
The five-year-old Smart Missile gelding is a winner of 8 from 48 and has a habit of showing up in Cup events. 
In spite of Gadfly’s great form, the Condobolin trainer is more concerned by the Sharon Jeffries runner, Rehanaat.
“Sharon’s horse gets into the race nicely,” Ward said. 
“I think she is the horse to beat tomorrow.”
Regardless of the outcome, punters and racing fans will be privileged to witness such a strong country cup event, supported by a great card of racing. 
If you have any queries about race day entertainment or packages, contact the Carinda Race Club.

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