Jockey Robert Thompson adds Sawtell Cup to growing collection   Leave a comment

Jockey Robert Thompson adds Sawtell Cup to growing collection

“There’s a lot of good people involved in country racing and to be able to win another feature is great,” Thompson told Sky Racing Central from Coffs Harbour.

Robert Thompson added the Sawtell Cup to his growing collection. Tim Marsden

Robert Thompson added the Sawtell Cup to his growing collection. Tim Marsden Source: News Corp Australia

ROBERT Thompson landed another country feature and booked Shazza’s Bubbles a place in the Coffs Harbour Cup after a well-timed run to win the Sawtell Cup on Sunday.

Earlier this month Thompson won his 11th Jungle Juice Cup at Cessnock aboard Youthful King and the man who’s ridden more than 4000 winners in his illustrious career says he’ll never get sick of raiding the country circuit.

Thompson parked Shazza’s Bubbles towards the tail of the field but extricated the daughter of Southern Image to the outside rail and made his bid.

Heavily backed favourite Got Unders took the lead at the top of the straight and established a length break on his rivals but Shazza’s Bubbles hadn’t hit top gear.

The mare went after Got Unders, who showed plenty of tenacity to rally hard over the final 100m but it wasn’t enough as Shazza’s Bubbles prevailed by a half length with another 1-1/2 lengths to Sofin in third.

“She dug pretty deep because the other horse wasn’t laying down,” Thompson said.

“We found the best part of the track and she got a bit of cover early so she was able to finish the race right off.”

The Sawtell Cup is one of the lead-ups to the Coffs Harbour Cup which takes place on August 6. Both the first and second placegetters out of Sunday’s race are expected to line up in Thursday week’s $85,000 feature.

Originally published as Veteran adds another Cup to collection

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Posted July 28, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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