Gazza Guru Eyes Home Win in Wyong Cup 2012

September 7, 2012

Gazza Guru Eyes Home Win in Wyong Cup 2012

Wyong horseman Stephen Farley may have won a Stradbroke Handicap with stable star Sincero, who resumed with another stakes success in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield last Saturday, but winning his home town cup with Gazza Guru this afternoon would rate equally as high in his books.

Gazza Guru

Local trainer Stephen Farley is hoping veteran galloper Gazza Guru can give him a home town win in the Wyong Cup 2012

The 2012 Wyong Gold Cup runs as Wyong Race 7 at 4:35pm and the $150,000 Listed showdown is shaping up as a beauty.

Favourite for the 2100-metre feature is Gai Waterhouse’s market mover Julienas who has been backed into $2.70 to get the better of their last-start conqueror, the Chris Waller-trained Kelinni ($3).

One of the double figure outsiders looking to score an upset Wyong Gold Cup result today is then $21 roughie Gazza Guru, the local veteran racing for the second time in less than a week.

While Farley celebrated his first black type win in Melbourne last weekend with Sincero’s Memsie victory, he would really get the champagne out if Gazza Guru could score a shock success at Wyong.

“It would mean just as much,” Farley said.

“Everyone would like to win their hometown Cup.”

Last Saturday eight-year-old Street Cry gelding Gazza Guru finished five and a half lengths away eighth to Glencadam Gold in the Listed Premier’s Cup (1800m) at Rosehill, their sixth loss on the trot but one Farley is willing to bet they will improve on.

“It was a bit better than it might read on paper,” Farley said.

“There was no tempo but he worked home nicely and he’s come through it fine.”

The last time the galloper, who lines up for career start number 70 in the Wyong Cup 2012, was in the winners’ stall was at Warwick Farm back in early June.

They race at their home track for the first time since their third to The Verminator, who went on to win the Group 1 The Metropolitan at Randwick two starts later, in last year’s Wyong Gold Cup when carrying 53kg.

Today Gazza Guru has been allocated 55.5kg for the Wyong Gold Cup and they will be ridden by Brenton Avdulla who last partnered with them for their eight to Straight Albert in the Gosford Cup back in January.

“He ran third in it last year and he’s going just as good,” Farley said.

“He’s an older horse now and while he’s sound and well and handling it we will keep him going.

“Nearly every preparation he’s won a nice race so he certainly pays his way.”

Other notable Wyong Cup hopefuls this year include the Peter Moody-trained Storm Burst coming off two imposing wins in Melbourne, and Peter Snowden’s Summer Cup champ Yulalona ($8).

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