Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Two Trainers Put Eight Horses in Gympie Cup; Barry Gill, Kerry Munce, Account for Two-Thirds of Mounts in $12,000 Race

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Two Trainers Put Eight Horses in Gympie Cup; Barry Gill, Kerry Munce, Account for Two-Thirds of Mounts in $12,000 Race

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RACING: Gympie's two leading trainers, Barry Gill and Kerry Munce, each entered four horses for this Saturday's $12,000 River Junction Gympie Cup supplying two thirds of the 12 nominations for the 1600m race.

The Gill stable has the two top-weights in Harney (60.5kg) and Troilus Fuse (55.5kg) as well as recent recruits to the stable in Playsova and Lady's Command.

The Munce stable is represented by Oakmantel, Legazpi, Tallahatchie and Wild Rumours.

Hoping for second win

IN AN attempt to win his second successive Gympie Cup, Harney will have to carry 5kg more than last year when he beat Mimics to land the trophy.

Since that win, Harney has recorded four wins and six placings in 13 subsequent starts which includes his devastating 111/2-length win in this year's Muster Cup (58kg) in August as well as a victory in the 100 Club Cup here and the Bundaberg Gold Cup and a second in the Nanango Cup.

Harney will be attempting to emulate his stablemate, Nevada Gambler, who won the Cup in 2009 and 2010 while Barbanicholas (trained by Eddie Trott) and Northern Command (R Hall) were dual Cup winners in the 1970s.

Saturday will see the running of the 49th Gympie Cup. Top-class "Creeker" Sumarco won it first in 1964.

The Gympie Cup was not run in 2002 as the Gympie Turf Club was temporarily shut down by Racing Qld due to financial problems.

Good race field

EXCELLENT nominations were received for tomorrow's six-event card with a quality field entered for the 1030m BM 65 which includes Frenardi, Craiglea Masta and in-form galloper, The Blizzard among the 12 entries.

Entries totalled 67 which will provide very competitive racing on Gympie Cup day.

Great rivalry

EIGHT-year-old mare Mimics won her second successive Wondai Cup last Saturday when the Lyn Paton-trained galloper bolted in with the $1000 Cup by six lengths over the 1465m trip. …

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