Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Strong Fields to Line Up as Racing Resumes; Good Crowds Expected as Harney and Unique Fuse Resume Rivalry in 100 Club Cup

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Strong Fields to Line Up as Racing Resumes; Good Crowds Expected as Harney and Unique Fuse Resume Rivalry in 100 Club Cup

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A GREAT day's racing and entertainment is assured for the large crowd expected to witness the resumption of Gympie racing tomorrow after a three-month break. The annual 100 Club Cup race day has drawn good fields, while a 100 Club luncheon and fashions on the field, plus after-races entertainment, will make the day a memorable one.

Old rivals set to clash

HISTORY could be repeated in Saturday's main race, the 1030m Bent Street Vets 100Club Cup, if stablemates Harney and Unique Fuse step out in the race. The Barry Gill-trained duo, who head the weights with 60.5kg each, fought out the finish of a similar race a year ago. On that occasion, Harney was the surprise winner over Unique Fuse, despite being slowly away and striking trouble in running. Usually much better suited over longer journeys, Harney then went on to win Gympie's richest race, the Muster Cup, in August, before triumphing in the Bundaberg Gold Cup (both over 1600m). He ran second to his ill-fated stablemate Troilus Fuse in the 2013 River Junction Gympie Cup.

Faultless performance

WELL-performed mare Faultless Dancer proved too good for her opposition in winning last Saturday's $7000 1350m Eidsvold Cup. The Zaha five-year-old was sent out the hot favourite at $1.50 before leading most of the way for a three-and-a-half-length win in the trophy race over Mossanay (L. Appo) and Voluntary (S.Bayliss). Ridden by apprentice Melissa Cox, Faultless Dancer is trained at Deagon by Ian Livingstone and was coming off a three-month break from racing. She had won Benchmark races at Caloundra and the Gold Coast in her previous preparation and been second at Eagle Farm.

Appo suspended

JOCKEY Lyall Appo returned to his home town and delighted in a winning double last Saturday before stewards muted the celebrations by handing him a seven-meeting suspension. Appo began the day well by winning the first, the 1030m maiden on Ima Bronze, defeating Manner Lassie and Outback Cheryl, and later landing the fourth, the 1030m BM55, on Coal Command. …

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