The countdown to next month’s Eugowra Canola Cup has already begun with Bathurst trainer Mark Butler targeting the feature maiden event with three talented pacers. The best performed of the trio is Sky Falcon, a half brother to Our Sky Major, and he has been performing extremely well at the trials at Bathurst over the past month and looks set to be a major contender for $20,000 event.
“He has won three trials at Bathurst over the last few weeks and I’m really happy with where he is at and by the time the Canola Cup comes around he will be spot on,” Butler said.
“When he first arrived in Australia he was pretty fine but after the few runs that I gave him he had a good break and he has really thickened up with the spell, he is looking super.”
Butler has been giving the son of Falcon Seelster plenty of ground work and he admits that it has been a case of timing his run with the four year old.
“He has been brought up very slowly but I have focused on the Eugowra race because it is one I would really like to win in the country, it has been won by some really nice horses and you have to have a fair bit of ability to win one of them.”
“The other two horses I have ready for the race are Marty Bee, he is a bit of a one paced type but he is very tough and he just keeps on coming and Left Neglected, I think he is one of the last sons of Fake Left, he is unraced and a big raw boned type but he is going to make a nice horse.”
Butler is contemplating setting Sky Falcon for the Mount Eden Series during the Miracle Mile carnival, a race eligible for four year olds assessed C0 to C5.
“It is definitely the sort of race I would be thinking of setting him for after Eugowra, if he isn’t quite ready for that then one of those country finals at Menangle would be a good option too.”
Courtesy of Harness Racing New South Wales