Quality racing heads north tomorrow as a full 18-horse field lines up to compete for $100,000 in prize money in the 2012 Rockhampton Cup (1600m).
Betting is currently tight and holding slight favouritism at the top of the bookmaker.com.au market is Gold Coast gelding Emvoss ($4.00).
After struggling earlier this preparation, the Toby Edmonds-trained four-year-old signalled his potential last start when third to Mr Orient at Doomben.
Just behind the favourite is another Gold Coast-based horse They Won’t Last who has also been running in Brisbane without results.
Trained by John Thompson, the Elvstroem five-year-old has won four from 23 starts and was last seen finishing fifth in the Strawberry Road Handicap at Eagle Farm.
Next best in the market is Townsville four-year-old Alotta Spur ($6.00) who has been in excellent form of late.
The Jet Spur mare is chasing a fourth consecutive victory after proving a dominant force in Townsville this preparation.
Joining the top three as the only other contender under double figures is topweight Prussian Secret ($9.00) who has made the trip north from Tamworth.
The Cody Morgan-trained gelding has raced at various venues across the country and boasts a solid record of 12 wins from 36 starts.
A son of King Of Prussia, the seven-year-old produced an excellent run last month to finish fourth and less than a length behind winner Raspberries in the Listed Scone Cup.
Other horses set to line up in the Rockhampton Cup include Redoute’s Choice five-year-old Bawaardi ($11.00) and local hope Writer ($17.00).
It is a bumper day of racing across Queensland tomorrow with the Rockhampton Cup in the northern part of the state and Tattersall’s Tiara Day at Eagle Farm in Brisbane.
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