Friday, 25 May 2012
: A win by locally-trained veteran Gunna Happen in Sunday's $25,000 Nowra Cup is certain to “bring the house down” according to his trainer Robert Price.
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Now a nine-year-old, Gunna Happen is lining up in the Nowra Cup for the fifth time and is aiming for his third win with just one run under his belt in nearly 12 months.Gunna Happen
won the Nowra Cup in 2008 and again 2011. In between the race hardened veteran finished second to Mossurmi in the 2009 edition and seventh to Panderelle in 2010
Price's problem that has restricted Gunna Happen's race apperances has been a lengthy battle with officialdom over the gelding naturally producing elevated testosterone levels.
Due to the problem the horse is banned from travelling for more than a few hours.
“If he could win it would bring the house down,” Price said. “He's such a popular horse with the locals.
“It's been difficult getting him fit enough for a first up go at 1600 metres and being topweight.
I've done the best I can. He'll run a cheeky race.”
“He's still a lovely, sound, happy horse.
“When I took him to trial at Goulburn he loved it. He went as well as can be expected given the long layoff but I've given him three private jump outs at home.
“He's been to the beach and he'll run a cheeky, hopefully real cheeky, race.”
Panderelle's trainer Luke Pepper launches a two-pronged attack on the Nowrea Cup this year with his good performers Ilringya
while Price will also saddle up Too Hi Tek
“He's been up for a while but has kept pulling up good and rolls up his sleeves and competes every time,” Price said.
“He won't mind it if the track becomes wet.”
Former Nowra Cup winning trainers Bede Murray and Gwenda Markwell will saddle up Miracle Magic
and Agent Bauer