A Three-Peat Is No Secret
The Nick Olive trained Bring A Secret will be looking to do something incredibly special as it shoots for it’s third straight TAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup. Trainer Nick Olive said of his gelding’s chances “We’re delighted with him. We were thinking he’d be carrying 61 or 62 (kilograms) so we’re really happy with 58 (kilograms).
“Having been around the industry for a long time, Tony Campbell was really special to our family. We like to target this race, we’ve won it few times which is great.”
The TAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup has unsurprisingly attracted a large number of quality acceptances. The race honouring legendary race caller Tony Campbell, holds great significance to the Canberra and regional racing industry. Last year’s TAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup quinella will continue an interesting battle with Mercurial Lad (Barbara Joseph) and Bring A Secret meeting again. Bring A Secret was 0.02 lengths better in the 2018 TAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup, getting a little bit of revenge after placing behind Mercurial Lad in the 2017 Snake Gully Cup at Gundagai.
Trainer Barbara Joseph stated “We’ve thrown him in (Mercurial Lad) knowing that he’ll get a big weight. We’ll look to get a 4-kilogram claim with apprentice Damon Budler. He’s ready to go. He’s as sound as he’s ever been.”
“The Tony Campbell Memorial Cup means a lot to me. Tony was a great guy and meant a lot to my career”.
Other notable accepters in the feature race are the promising mare, Sausedge and Coup De Main, who is yet to miss the podium. Both are trained by Matthew Dale.
The Canberra Racing Awards Lunch will be held at the TAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup function with a number of notable winners. Nick Olive will be collecting his eighth Trainers Premiership Award while Billy Owen will be the first since Peter Wiggins in 1979 / 1980 to win both the Apprentice Jockey Premiership and the Jockey Premiership. The Keith Dryden trained Prince Jacko will be crowned Horse of the Year. Glenn Munsie will MC the awards lunch.
Three incredibly talented race callers will join the Canberra Racing Club for the TAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup Race Day. Josh Fleming, Mitch Manners and Matt Jackson will all be calling races across the meeting courtesy of Sky Racing.