Skippy goes into Sires Final with a runners chance from poor draw
Barrier 14 and a whole host of quality horses in front of him makes winning next Tuesday’s $170,000 McMillan Equine Feeds Sires Stakes Final at Addington a monumental task for smart three-year-old Skippys Delight.
But you can’t win if you’re not in, and after a very slick final 400m at today’s (Wednesday) Cup trials at Addington, at least there is a glimmer of hope.
“It’s tough. They’re all good horses in there,” said Benny afterward.
“You never know – he’s done a nice job to be in there.”
Ricky May was very pleased with the feel he got but is another realistic about their chances on Tuesday coming from outside the second row.
“I was pleased with Fancy (she led then trailed and fought solidly up the lane). Ashburton may well be where we head with her (next Thursday),” added Benny.
The Elite Racing partnership will have six runners in on Cup day and perhaps the best of them is Deny Everything in the $25,000 Hyrdoflow Cup Day Maiden.
Off the back of two very good efforts on race night, the A Rocknroll Dance – Lecerne Lil four-year-old backed those with a splendid trial today, driver Sam Ottley happy to leave the handbrake on all the way home and the powerful giant was travelling very easily running fifth of eight.
Back to form last time, speedy mare Double O Heaven (7) is another to follow on Tuesday in the $25,000 RNP Homes Mares race (2600m), and is joined in there by last-start winner Smoke N Reactor (13).
Talented pacers Willison (10) and Burnham Boy (8), who both trialled quietly but well today, are solid chances at good odds in the $25,000 Avon City Ford (1980m), though from tricky draws.