1:15 PM (AEDST) Friday, October 13 at Cessnock Racecourse, Cessnock
Eight strong fields are set to run when horse racing returns to the Cessnock Racecourse this Friday afternoon, with the Jungle Juice Cup headlining.
Race 1 – Cessnock Cup Friday 24 November F&M Maiden Plate (1150 metres)
Race 2 – Iron Jack Lager CG&E Maiden Plate (1150 metres)
Race 3 – The Advertiser Class 3 Handicap (900 metres)
Race 4 – IGA Liquor Maiden Handicap (1350 metres)
Race 5 – Cessnock Vintage Motor Inn Benchmark 55 Handicap (1570 metres)
Race 6 – Wine Country Motor Inn Benchmark 60 Handicap (1150 metres)
Race 7 – Cessnock Leagues Club Jungle Juice Cup (1350 metres)
Race 8 – East Cessnock Bowling Club Class 1 Handicap (1150 metres)
Race 7 – Cessnock Leagues Club Jungle Juice Cup – This feature race will see a total of $35,000 in prize money on offer. Epic Dan looks set to start this race as the narrow favourite after a solid firming of his price has seen him come in from $6 to $4.20. Has been somewhat erratic in form of late, picking up three wins and three poor results well back in the field in his last 6 races. On his day is capable of winning this by a good margin. Kanguru has been finishing just behind the features for several races now and looks set to make a big improvement here. Hammoon Boy has been finishing consistently and well in his three races, bagging a pair of thirds and a fourth place. Expect another good run here. Will be in the mix.
Betting: Epic Dan $4.20; Kanguru $4.40; Hammoon Boy $7.00; Another Valley $7.50; Exacting $9.00; Art Nouveau $10.00; Annandale Lass $11.00; Next Level $11.00; Aomen $13.00; Pippi’s Pride $16.00; Court Victory $16.00; Dayarma $41.00; Dashiell $81.00.