Spankem wins Cup trial

By Dave Di Somma - Harness News Desk

Spankem has again shown he’ll be a contender next Tuesday.

The runner-up in the New Zealand Cup last year has won tonight’s Cup trial at Addington for driver Natalie Rasmussen, on a 54.9 last half.

It was an All Stars 1-2 with Self Assured sitting parked for much of the trial with 2018 New Zealand Cup champion Thefixer sticking on for fourth.

Northern hope Copy That was not hurried in the proceedings early for Blair Orange, who’s gunning for back to back New Zealand Cups after his win with Cruz Bromac last year.

While Copy That wasn’t pressured in the run home trainer Ray Green was satisfied with the run and pleased he stepped well, especially as he’s drawn one in the big race on Tuesday.

But not happy with his charge’s start was Self Assured’s driver Mark Purdon. He bobbled at the start losing some ground and that has Purdon with some concerns ahead of Tuesday.

< BACK TO ALL

Related Category News

18 September 2021

American Lightning strikes at Addington

American Lightning showed his brilliance at Addington Raceway on Friday when winning the Avon City Ford Free-For-All Mobile Pace (1980m) in superb fashion.

More
18 September 2021

The day Wag won the Hannon Memorial

Fifty years ago WAG didn’t have the connotations it does today.  

More