PUNTERS SOUND OUT FAVOURITE FOR LORD MAYOR’S CUP AT ROSEHILL GARDENS
May 19, 2021
The Listed $150,000 Lord Mayor’s Cup is the feature event at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday for a nine-race card which has attracted big fields and a total of 137 acceptances.
First run in 1944 and won by the champion mare Flight, the Lord Mayor’s Cup over 2000m this Saturday has 15 runners including two past previous winners of the race in Wu Gok and Grey Lion.
Parramatta City Council Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer will attend on Saturday as part of the council’s long partnership with the Australian Turf Club’s Western Sydney home.
The early TAB favourite at $4.80 with TAB (after opening $6 TAB) is Parry Sound, ridden by Rachel King and trained by Bjorn Baker.
Rachel King is aiming to be just the second female jockey to ride a winner of the Lord Mayor’s Cup following Kathy O’Hara’s win in 2019 on Grey Lion, who is ($9 TAB into $6.50) in early betting, and trained by Matthew Smith.
Two Chris Waller trained gallopers are under double figures – Polly Grey at $5.50 TAB and Wu Gok ($8.50 TAB), who is chasing consecutive wins in the Lord Mayor’s Cup.
In the race’s history only two gallopers have gone back to back, and it was in successive years, in Beau Tirage (1962-63) and Fair Patton (1964-65).
Passetreul won the Lord Mayors Cup in 1972 and 1974.
The omen runner in this year’s race is The Lord Mayor, trained by Chris Waller and ridden by Brenton Avdulla, who is at $23 with TAB, and who ran third in last year’s race.
Along with some COVID protocols and restrictions easing, patrons on course this Saturday area able to use the NSW Government’s Dine and Discover vouchers, which can be redeemed at Australian Turf Club venues.
Saturday’s first race is due to start at 11.25am and the final race at 4.25pm.
Gates open at 10.15am for Australian Turf Club Members and at 10.30am for General Admission customers.
All tickets must be pre-purchased online at TheRaces.com.au
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