2013 New Zealand Cup Field

The highlight of the NZ Harness Racing year is always "Cup Day" at Addington. This year is no different, but for the Robert Dunn stable will be quite special with two runners engaged. Unfortunately when you look at their draws, Sleepy Tripp - 17 and Mach Banner 18, it appears they have drawn the visitors draws. However, they are both out of the draw effectively as Mach Banner, courtesy of an indiscretion yesterday in the Kaikoura Cup joins Sleepy Tripp on the unruly. "Its a buggar about Mach Banner," said Robert. "Unfortunately he's getting things wrong and we just can't afford for it to happen on cup day when it really matters."  For Sleepy Tripp the unruly hardly presents a challenge, as the one-time barrier rogue has gone from strength-to-strength with his stand-start manners this season. He looks back to the sort of form that saw him run 3rd in the 2010 edition of the cup behind Monkey King and Smoken Up.     

      

  Sleepy Tripp -8yr old B g - Courage Under Fire - Fancy Fitch

  56 career starts - 12 wins, 12 seconds, 8 thirds -LT Stakes $760,460

 

Mach Banner - 7 B g Mach Three - Regal Banner

53 career starts - 12 wins, 14 seconds, 3 thirds - LT Stakes $208,065

 

 

The Final Cup Field

1. Choice Achiever (Em 3)

2. Easy On The Eye

3. Christen Me

4. Jimmy Johnstone

5. Four Starzzz Flash

6. Mah Sish

7. Terror To Love

8. Fly Like An Eagle

9. Jason Rulz

10. Pembrook Benny

11. Highview Tommy

12. Phantom Grin (Em 2)

13. Pass Them By (Em 1)

14. Carribean Blaster

15. Franco Ledger

16. Suave Stuey Lombo (UR 1)

17. Sleepy Tripp (Ur 2)

18. Mach Banner (UR 3) 

 

 

Posted: Tue 05 Nov 2013

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