Mick Fearnley (pictured) is hoping to do one better in this years 2016 Group 2 $67,000 Traralgon Cup (525m) with his in form chaser Funky Pirate.
Last year, Fernando Bale claimed victory over Fearnley’s chaser Harlon in the first Traralgon Cup on the newly developed track (replay).
Drawing box 8 this year with Funky Pirate, Fearnley will be hoping for a repeat of tonight’s performance.
The son of Magic Sprite and Really Elite went into the heats with 10 wins and four minor placings from 25 starts, and only being defeated once in four starts at Traralgon.
2016 GROUP 2 TRARALGON CUP BOX DRAW
1) AMELIA CHRISTA – Robin Moore
2) EREN BALE – Blake Shillington
3) ALLEN PORTLAND – Robert Britton
4) DEMON BALE – Blake Shillington
5) WOT PRICE FLASH – Garry Allen
6) PANTERA NERA – Gavin Burke
7) JESAULENKO – Terri-Maree Morris
8) FUNKY PIRATE – Mick Fearnley
9) AMERICAN MONSTER – Andrew Paraskevas
10) GREYHSYND CHIEF – Michael Chilcott
WATCH: Eren Bale (box 3) for trainer Blake Shillington take out the first heat of the 2016 Traralgon Cup tonight in 24.963sec.
WATCH: Local Funky Pirate (box 1) for Mick Fearnley win the second heat of the 2016 Traralgon Cup tonight in 30.311sec.
WATCH: Demon Bale (box 3) for Blake Shillington take out the third heat of the 2016 Traralgon Cup tonight in 30.015sec.
WATCH: Pantera Nera (box 5) for Gavin Burke win the fourth heat of the 2016 Traralgon Cup tonight in 30.221sec.
WATCH: Amelia Christa (box 1) for Robin Moore take out the fifth heat of the 2016 Traralgon Cup tonight in 30.289sec.