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I'm Corzin Terror the "sleeper in NZ Cup

09:23 PM 06 Nov 2015 NZDT
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I'm Corzin Terror
I'm Corzin Terror

The New Zealand Trotting Cup has been won by some of the biggest names and Lara trainer Dean Braun is hoping his stable star Im Corzin Terror can add his to the list of champions to have won NZ's greatest race.

Im Corzin Terror has drawn the second line in a super field and Braun is a little apprehensive about the draw, saying he would have much preferred drawing the front row.

“He is just a little funny following them out," Braun said.

"He got knocked over early at Yarra Valley one day and he has been just a little funny since then. It would have been nice to draw the front row but unfortunately we haven’t.”

Since arriving in New Zealand he has been stabled with Mark Jones and Braun said from all reports he has settled in super.

“He has settled in really, really well. He is down at the beach with Mark Jones and Reagan Todd. He worked pretty good Friday morning and by all reports they are very happy with him.”

He led in the Cup trial finishing fourth, but Braun is hoping with a clean start he can weave into the first six, where he will be saved for one run.

He said Im Corzin Terror would relish the 3200 metres, hence the reason he has gone to NZ instead of Perth for the Inter Dominion.

It will be a wonderful achievement if he can win NZ’s greatest race and Braun's career highlight.

The NZ Trotting Free For All might have lost its lustre somewhat with the omission of NZ trotting champion Stent, who has opted to go straight to the Dominion Handicap next Friday, but it shapes up as another fascinating race with the two major chances drawn gates 1 & 2 in One Over Da Moon and Monbet.

One Over Da Moon has won his past seven starts brilliantly, which includes beating Stent in the Ashburton Flying Mile last start.

He is in breathtaking form for Tony Herlihy.

Monbet couldn’t get into the race last start behind One Over Da Moon but he has a much better draw Tuesday to turn the tables.

The other winning hopes here are Habibti, who split the two favourites at Ashburton, and Sheemon, who will get a cheap run on the pegs.

The other feature is the NZ Sires Stakes Final and the clear favourite is the Mark Purdon trained Lazarus.

A winner of seven of nine, we haven’t yet seen this guy in Australia but he is a genuine star and even though he has drawn the second row he will be very hard to beat.

CODY WINNELL

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