The Group 1 race will feature 5 runners from WA trainer Gary Hall Sen., including Alzona, Dartmoor, Ohoka Rebel, Indian Giver and Im The MightyQuinn, to be driven by son Gary Hall Jnr. This makes Gary Hall Snr the trainer with the most starters in a single Fremantle Cup.
Also look out for Chris Lewis, who will take the drive on the Greg Bond-trained Report For Duty and holds the record for the most driving successes in the race with five winners.
Favourite’s for Fremantle Cup.
Rated by Gary Hall Snr as hardest of his runners to beat
To be driven by Gary Hall Jnr
They have combined to win the Fremantle Cup on two previous occasions: The Falcon Strike in 2002 and 2004.
Having second run back from a spell after being beaten as favourite behind Scan Air at Northam on November 24.
Was beaten eight lengths in a trial at Byford last week but Hall has advised punters to dismiss that effort and is confident he will be hard to beat.
- One of two runners for Greg Bond
- Seeking his second Fremantle Cup success after Money Magnet’s win in 2006.
- Champion reinsman Chris Lewis to take the Drive
- Michael George to drive Bond’s second runner Mister Odds On
- Was an easy trial mobile trial winner at Byford last Sunday by 14 metres when he dashed over the final 800 metres in 58.3sec and the last 400 in 28.6secs.
- A brilliant winner of last week’s Golden Nugget
- Has to beat the history books to win the Fremantle Cup
- No Nugget winner has won a Fremantle Cup and Bonavista Bay is just the fifth Nugget winner to start in a Fremantle Cup
Report For Duty
- Is trained by Skye Bond-wife of Greg.
- The first husband and wife combination to have runners in the same Fremantle Cup
- Warmed up for the race with a good all-the-way win over Our Malabar last week
- However, this is a harder race.
- Has won 9 of his first 14 starts in WA
Mister Veejays Fella
Dartmoor and Indian Giver
- According to Hall both are racing well but will need plenty of luck to win
- Hall upbeat about his chances and believes if he reaches the front and leads will win.
- Hall also believes he can win the race if everything goes his way and he gets the right run.
- A former Victorian pacer that is trained and driven by Bob Mellsop
- Worked brilliantly on Tuesday morning.
- Mellsop’s first drive in a Fremantle Cup
- Produced a brilliant effort last week by going down by a nose to Mister Veejays Fella.