When analysing form for Saturday’s XXXX Gold Broome Cup it will pay to keep in mind the outstanding race record of jockey Peter Hall.
Hall has enjoyed Broome Cup success on five previous occasions including last year when he piloted home Viscount Cameron for trainer Angela Smith.
Hall looms as a major chance to make it win number six in the $100,000 feature when he combines with former Perth galloper Great Wall Of China.
The eight-year-old, formerly in the care of championship-winning trainer Adam Durrant, is relishing his new environment and hasn’t missed a cheque in three outings.
Now in the hands of Peter Dellar, Great Wall of China scored a top win in the Roebourne Cup (2200m) before an unlucky second in the Port Hedland Cup (2200m), when beaten a half-head.
The Giant’s Causeway stallion was near last when turning the corner and despite producing a powerful finish he couldn’t quite overhaul Indamani.
Hall and Great Wall Of China will once again have to work overtime from the back of the 14 horse field after copping a wide barrier.
While Hall has five Broome Cups safely tucked away his fellow hoop Simone Altieri is chasing her first success when she jumps on board Seize Control.
Altieri and Seize Control combined in stunning fashion two weeks ago when they led, dictated and kicked clear of their rivals to win the Kimberley Cup over 2020m.
Seize Control, prepared by Darryn Pateman, is proven at the journey and will be in a prominent position throughout after drawing favourably in seven.
The Pateman and Altieri combination are in form after stable mate Danzmait led all-the-way to win Tuesday’s $25,000 Carbine Club/Mungrup Stud Classic (1300m).
Indamani has been a model of consistency since joining the Anne King stable and has put together a strike rate of five wins and six placings from his past 12 starts.
The McFlirt gelding, to jump from barrier three, will have the services of Duncan Miller who replaces the suspended Jeff Berry.
Marseillaise was the dominant Broome Cup favourite until he ran fifth to Seize Control in the Kimberley Cup, the gelding’s only failure in five starts this campaign.
The son of Lonhro is prepared by top horseman Tom Pike who can turn the form of his horses around pretty quickly.
Marseillaise will be in the hands of leading Broome jockey Colin Haddon who has ridden 12 winners and 14 placegetters this season.
Player fixed odds for the Broome Cup will be available Friday (August 17).
Previous winners of Broome Cup:
|Dance On Board
|Key To Cash
|Changing The Guard