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While the racing action in Sydney today focuses on the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m), WA racing fans also have an exciting black-type race to enjoy with the 2011 Bunbury Cup set to take place this afternoon.
Scheduled to run as Bunbury Race 9 at 7:57pm (AEDST), the $130,000 Listed Bunbury Cup (2200m) features a crack field of 15 stayers lead by current favourite #13 Ringmeister.
Drawn in barrier seven and set to carry 54kg with jockey Paul Harvey in the mount, the Lindsey Smith-trained Ringmeister sits at the top of the Bunbury Cup odds at Luxbet paying $4.60.
The Arena four-year-old is coming off a last-start second in a 2200m race at Ascot where they carried 57.5kg and they are sure to advantage from the drop back in weight today for their first black-type assignment.
Close second favourite in the Bunbury Cup betting markets at Luxbet is #8 Significant paying a very backable $5.
Despite their wide barrier 13 draw, four-year-old Flying Spur mare Significant is the Races.com.au favourite to become the Bunbury Cup winner and score their fourth victory on the trot.
The Grant Williams-trained Significant scored back-to-back wins over the mile at Ascot in February before claiming a gritty victory in a 3YO Open Handicap over 2000m at Bunbury last start on March 6.
Other horses in the 2011 Bunbury Cup field to consider include:
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2011 Bunbury Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw
|1||BATTLE EMBLEM||Grant Williams||Kyra Yuill (a)||15||58|
|2||MEGA STEEL||Bruce McClune||Peter Hall||4||57.5|
|3||WICKLOW HILLS||Greg Carige||Takahide Ikenushi||3||56.5|
|4||PEACH TREE||Mike Reed||Troy Turner||8||56|
|5||STREET VALUE||Michael Grant||Shaun O’Donnell||1||56|
|6||ROCKY RANGE||Alan Mathews||Patrick Carbery||14||55.5|
|7||SARATIME||Neville Parnham||Brad Parnham||2||55|
|8||SIGNIFICANT||Grant Williams||William Pike||13||55|
|9||DOYOUDARE||Allan Macpherson||Duncan Miller (a)||10||54.5|
|10||DASH INCREDIBLE||Kellie Kersley||Daniel Staeck||12||54|
|11||DOUBLE BARREL||Adam Durrant||Ben Kennedy (a)||17||54|
|12||PEG’S PRIDE||Michael Morton||Peter Knuckey||19||54|
|13||RINGMEISTER||Lindsey Smith||Paul Harvey||7||54|
|14||TIMELY REIGN||Paul Hunter||Noel Rudland||6||54|
|15||VOLCANIC CAUSEWAY||Sonya Price||Jason Whiting||11||54|
|16e||TEST THE ANGELS||Jeremy Easthope||Damian Lane (a)||5||54|
|17e||STRIKING VIKING (NZ)||Mark Nelson||–||16||54|
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