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Gedlee’s connections bank on Launceston Cup start

08 / 12 / 2010 Article by: Editor
Gedlee winning in Hobart after mssing the start by at least 80 metres
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THE connections of rising star Tasmanian pacer Gedlee will have to play the waiting game leading up to the Launceston Pacing Cup to be run at The TOTE Racing Centre at Mowbray on December 19.

Gedlee is unbeaten from four starts this preparation and his trainer Phil Rawnsley is hoping his stable star can gain a start in the Launceston Cup, win the race and gain ballot-free entry into the Group 1 Tasmania Cup in Hobart on Boxing Day night.

His latest win was in a C4-5 Pace over 2090 metres in Hobart last Sunday night and that followed an outstanding effort to win a C2 standing start race in which the gelding broke at the start and gave away at least 80 metres at the start but still went on to win convincingly, running his last 800 metres in under 58 seconds.

Despite Gedlee being Tasmania’s most promising pacer the final decision on whether he gets into the Launceston Cup will depend on what is nominated for the race and a handicapping panel’s discretion.

Rawnsley admits Gedlee’s only chance of sneaking into the Wrest Point Tasmania Cup field is to win the Launceston Pacing Cup.

Listen to what Gedlee’s trainer Phil Rawnsley had to say about his stable star’s immediate future – click here.