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Hurdy Gurdy Man penalised 2kg for Hobart Cup win

19 / 02 / 2013 Article by: Peter Staples

A SATISFACTORY track gallop tomorrow will determine whether AAMI Hobart Cup winner Hurdy Gurdy Man returns to tackle the Launceston Cup next week.

Hurdy Gurdy Man carried the minimum of 54 kg to victory in Hobart for which he received a two kilogram penalty for the Group 3 $225,000 AAMI Launceston Cup (2400m) but his trainer Darren Weir did appear fazed by the penalty.

“Provided the horse emerges from a strong gallop at home on Thursday in good order he will be back for the Launceston Cup,” Weir said.

Hurdy Gurdy Man is chasing the $100,000 Tattsbet Cups Double Bonus that is on offer to any horse than can win the AAMI Hobart and Launceston Cups in the same season of which the trainer and owner will each receive $50,000.

Weir says the entire recovered well from his Hobart Cup mission and has since thrived at the trainer’s Warrnambool training complex.

Local star Geegees Blackflash is top weight with 59.5 kg while his Tasmanian archrival The Cleaner has 57.5 kg along with the Anthony Cummings-trained Shadows In The Sun and Shewan from the Robert Smerdon stable.

The weights for the AAMI Launceston Cup were released yesterday:

AAMI Launceston Cup (2400 METRES)
Of $225,000.1st $135,000, 2nd $40,500, 3rd $20,250, 4th $10,125, 5th $5,625, 6th $4,500, 7th $4,500, 8th $4,500 GROUP 3
Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM

 

  Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 GEEGEES BLACKFLASH John Luttrell 2 59.5kg 103
2 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings 3 57.5kg 99
3 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon 5 57.5kg 99
4 THE CLEANER Mick Burles 4 57.5kg 99
5 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 6 57kg 98
6 HURDY GURDY MAN Darren Weir 8 56kg 96
7 NORSQUI Walter McShane 9 56kg 96
8 PELICANO Tony McEvoy 7 56kg 96
9 DREAM PEDLAR Troy Blacker 10 55.5kg 95
10 BID SPOTTER Toby Edmonds 12 55kg 94
11 FIELDMASTER (NZ) Patrick Payne 11 55kg 94
12 CATWEN BOY Mark Ganderton 16 54kg 84
13 DIAMONDS AT NOON Bill Cerchi 23 54kg 74
14 GEE GEE’S LA QUITA Stuart Gandy 17 54kg 82
15 KUTCHINSKY Danny O’Brien 13 54kg 88
16 LUCKY ANGEL Tony Vasil 14 54kg 87
17 NEIL’S GOLD Angela Brakey 25 54kg 71
18 OLLIE’S GOLD Gary White 22 54kg 74
19 PACKEDTOTHERAFTERS Adam Trinder 26 54kg 62
20 READINGS David Hayes 19 54kg 80
21 RICHOMAN Mark Ganderton 24 54kg 73
22 ROCK ROBSTER David Hayes 21 54kg 78
23 SANDEEP Kerrie Mccarthy 20 54kg 79
24 TEMAJIM Michael Trinder 18 54kg 81
25 UNOAKED (NZ) Leon Wells 1 54kg 84
26 ZLATAN Leigh Childs 15 54kg 86