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Spring Cup winner hard to beat at Cambridge

10:55 PM 23 Sep 2014 NZST
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Beyond The Silence - Looks hard to beat in Te Awamutu Cup
Beyond The Silence - Looks hard to beat in Te Awamutu Cup

Harness racing returns to Cambridge on Thursday night (September 25th) with the running of the  2014 Te Awamutu Cup over 2700 meters from a stand.

Run for a stake of $12,000, it has attracted a smart field of intermediate grade pacers with last weeks Spring Cup winner at Auckland in Beyond The Silence the obvious horse to beat.

Drawn three off the ten metre mark, this field is a big drop back in class for Beyond The Silence after he beat Pembrook Benny and company last week.

Quick away from a standing start, Beyond The Silence ticks all the boxes and looks a logical favourite and horse to beat but he is no sure thing in a field containing several up and coming pacers.

The Brian Hughes trained Pricillas Girl is right in the zone at the moment with two wins and three seconds at her last five starts and receives a ten metre start from Beyond The Silence on Thursday night. 

The only query would be the standing start with this being her first but she has Zac Butcher in the bike to help her.

The John and David Butcher trained Take The Hint is another starter who has been in rare form lately with his last two runs resulting in very solid placings in strong fields.

He does have an awkward draw of one on the ten metre mark especially for a horse having his first standing start but he does have the champion reinsman David Butcher in the bike.

If there is to be an upset then the Todd Macfarlane / Craig Sharpe trained Hudy Haxwell looks the horse most likely to cause it.

Hudy Haxwell is good from a stand and his course record of 4 wins and 5 placings from just 11 starts speaks for itself.

Rockn Ruby from the Brent Mangos barn and Golden Delight from the Geoff Small team are going well enough to run into the placings but there is a few here that look a touch smarter.

So for us Beyond The Silence looks tough to beat with Pricillas Girl, Take The Hint, and Hudy Haxwell to fill the minors and Rockn Ruby and Golden Delight to crank up the trifectas and first fours.

Harnesslink Media 

 

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