BATHURST-TRAINED horse Annecy looks in good form and deserves to be considered chance in tomorrow’s Mudgee Cup showcase meeting.
Race seven on the Friday afternoon, held at Mudgee Race Club, will be the feature event. A field of 14 horses is set to take on 1600 metres in one of the bigger country race meetings in the calendar season.
Being a showcase race meeting, the stakes are a little bit higher for all the owners and trainers, with the $50,000 on offer for the Cup.
Lining up in Barrier 10 is Annecy, a five-year old bay mare and prepared by Bathurst trainers Don and Andrew Ryan.
Andrew Ryan is hopeful that Annecy will do well in the feature event after recording solid results in the previous races.
“Annecy is in good form coming up to this race and has been really good in her preparation for the event,” Ryan said.
“The race itself looks really good. With the race being a showcase event, the extra prizemoney with $50,000 usually attracts and brings together a pretty quality field.”
Annecy has run a first, two second’s and a third in her last five starts leading her to be in a good position.
Aside from Annecy, New Zealand runner Appoint Percy also looks a chance, as he is coming off two wins and a place from his last three starts.
Red Knot, a six-year old bay gelding from Scone has great form in his last country starts, and local hope Dapperized, who has won his last two starts, both one mile races, also looks for the Cup.