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Two race quandary with Nashville

Hunterville trainers Adrian and Harry Bull are in a quandary as to which race their Gr.3 Winter Cup winner Nashville should line-up in at Riccarton on Saturday.

Two race quandary with Nashville

Hunterville trainers Adrian and Harry Bull are in a quandary as to which race their Gr.3 Winter Cup winner Nashville should line-up in at Riccarton on Saturday.

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The Darci Brahma gelding is currently in the fields for the Millenium Hotels and Resorts Premier Open 1400 and the Christchurch Casino Winter Classic over 1800m.

Adrian Bull highlighted weight as the main reason the multiple Group One winner still remains in both and would make a decision by Friday night.


“The weight relief in one field is the main reason,” Bull said. “He only gets 55.5kg with a claim (in the 1400m). The other one he gets 60kg and there are a few good horses on 53kg.”

Some of those horses include the Ben Ropiha-trained Doiknowyou, who was runner-up to Nashville in the Winter Cup last start, and Platinum Command who placed fourth.

“We’ll just see if the track gets any worse,” Bull said. “If it does we would probably lean toward the lighter weight race.”

Bull said he was very happy with Nashville Horseform’s win in the Winter Cup and he will go for a spell after Saturday’s run before possibly targeting the Gr.2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile in November, a race he won in 2012.


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