GRNSW Country Challenge Potts Park Cup Final Preview

This Saturday afternoon the next leg of the GRNSW Country Challenge 2009/10 series will take place, the $4000 to-the-winner final of the Potts Park Cup (530m).

Eight quality runners are engaged in the event including the current overall series leader with 26 points, Tadmore Buckshot.

The Simon Ma-trained son of Tadmore Gunshot will jump from box three in the final and he has a solid record winning one and placing in two of his four starts wearing the white rug. Tadmore Buckshot boasts the fastest personal best time by far here, a speedy 29.77 seconds but he faces a strong field full of locals this Saturday and despite his position on the Country Challenge leader board will have to work hard for a win.

Simon Ma also has Tadmore Lyndee starting on the outside in box eight.

Another quality contender in the Potts Park Cup is the in-form Rema’s Abrasive in box seven. The Edward Foyle-trained son of Over Flo loves the track and has won their past two races here but the box draw may prove tricky as they have only won one of their nine starts from box seven. Despite his less than impressive record from box seven, it seems Rema’s Abrasive does enjoy the outside though as he has a strong record from box eight, winning two and placing twice from five starts.

Geoffrey Greville has two of his sprinters starting, both drawn ideally with Stun Gun on the inside rails and Archie Kane in box two.

Kenneth Lewis’s Our Miss Vane is a quick bitch with a decent chance for a place if not the win here. A daughter of boom sire Surf Lorian, Our Miss Vane has a good personal best time of 30.13. She has plenty of experience at Potts Park and would be a strong local hope if it wasn’t for her awkward box four draw – she has not won any of her five starts wearing the blue rug.

The Potts Park Cup is scheduled as race eight on the afternoon’s  ten-race line up and is due to jump at 3:36pm.

2010 Potts Park Cup Final Field & Box Draw:





Best Time T/D

1 3256 STUN GUN Geoffrey Greville 30.88
2 7123 ARCHIE KANE Geoffrey Greville 30.65
3 3674 TADMORE BUCKSHOT Simon Ma 29.77
4 5452 OUR MISS VANE Kenneth Lewis 30.13
5 6745 ELECTRIC CARGO Phillip Cini 30.61
6 2418 JUG STORM Victoria Greenwood 30.24
7 5311 REMA’S ABRASIVE Edward Foyle 30.21
8 6557 TADMORE LYNDEE Simon Ma 30.37