Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Win Would Be Incredible; the Hulk and Matthew Bennett Aiming for Hat-Trick at Grafton

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Win Would Be Incredible; the Hulk and Matthew Bennett Aiming for Hat-Trick at Grafton

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Byline: Matthew McInerney sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE Hulk could add an "Incredible" to his name if he wins the Book A Xmas Party Marquee Benchmark 60 HCP (2350m) today.

While the five-year-old gelding should not turn green and muscly, this Hulkamaniac could run wild if it gets a good enough run.

Trainer Beatrice Godbolt was not overly confident The Hulk would be first past the post, but said he still had a good chance.

"I think the horse to beat is Secret Touch," Godbolt said.

"Last time we raced at Grafton (Sept 20) we managed to beat her by about a length.

"This time we're carrying about two and half more kilos which will make it a bit trickier.

"He hasn't successfully carried this amount of weight though."

Matthew Bennett will be in the saddle again, after steering The Hulk to its two most recent wins.

They double as the only times Bennett has ridden the gelding, and Godbolt was keen to see him make it three from three. …

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