Westview pair chase Grey Valley Cup at Reefton

Westview pair chase Grey Valley Cup at Reefton

It has already been a great weekend for Nigel and Brenda Armstrong and their Westview syndications. Feel The Money was a 14.5 length winner at Westport on Friday, while Spellbound won her second Group Three in six days at Invercargill yesterday. Today they have Feel The Money and Tuapeka Trick set to go around in the Grey Valley Cup.

As far as winning margins go, they don't come much bigger than Feel The Money's victory at Westport. Today, she takes the step up in company, but few will be leaving her out of considerations. Off the 10m today she will need to step well on the tighter Reefton track, but if she is handy enough at the 800m, she may be the one that they all need to watch out for. 

Tuapeka Trick was disappointing again at Westport. He will need to step well, also off the 10m, but will need luck to figure in this company.

The likely favourite in the race is the very much in-form Di Caprio and will take a lot of beating based on recent starts.

Johnny White had no luck at Westport, but stormed home once clear behind Feel The Money, to run second. He meets a very similar field today in Race Six and does look the one they all have to beat.

The final runner today is Magical Miss in Race Eight. There was merit in the first day run, but she again needs to overcome a difficult draw today. Place chances are probably best for her on this occasion. 

Posted: Sun 10 Mar 2019

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