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Mudgee Cup Story For Fiday December 2

Celebrations could continue well into the night if locally-owned Something Borrowed lands Friday's $50,000 Robert Oatley Vineyards Mudgee Cup (1600m).

Mudgee Cup Story For Fiday December 2

Celebrations could continue well into the night if locally-owned Something Borrowed lands Friday's $50,000 Robert Oatley Vineyards Mudgee Cup (1600m).

Something Borrowed is trained at Dubbo by former jockey Justin Stanley but his group of 10 owners are all from Mudgee.

"They are a great bunch of owners and are thrilled that their horse is in the Mudgee Cup," said Stanley.


"They will be out in force with a large group of friends to cheer him on. They'd obviously love to win their local cup and I think he will be very hard to beat if he gets the right run in the race."

Something Borrowed is now an eight-year-old, but has been racing in great form.

"He's an eight-year-old who thinks he's three and he's only had the 30 starts so he hasn't been over-raced," said Stanley.

Back on March 20 he won a $100,000 heat of the Country Championships at Dubbo before finishing eighth of 16 to Clearly Innocent in the $500,000 Country Championship final at Randwick on April 2.

More recently he finished second to Any Blinkin' Day in the Dubbo Cup (1600m) on September 20 and third to Can I Have and Brilliant Poet in the Coonamble Cup (1600m) on October 9 before winning the Cotton Cup (1600m) at Warren on November 6.

Can I Have and Any Blinkin' Day are also lining up in the Mudgee Cup and Stanley thinks Something Borrowed can turn the tables on them with any luck.

"Any Blinkin' Day, who seems to love wet tracks, was just a bit too good in heavy going in the Dubbo Cup and then in the Coonamble Cup they got away from my horse a bit on the home turn, but he was really hitting the line hard at the finish," said Stanley.

"The Mudgee Cup's a very open race with a few winning chances but I think my horse is right in the race of the race is run to suit him."

Matthew Cahill partners Something Borrowed who drew gate two in the 13-horse field.

Any Blinkin' Day will be carry a lot of sentiment in Friday's Cup for another Dubbo trainer, Clint Lundholm.

Lundholm is the grandson of the legendary former NSW country trainer John Lundholm who passed away last week at the age of 86.

John Lundholm won countless cup races around country NSW during his 50-year training career, including the Mudgee Cup.

Friday's eight-race Mudgee Cup program also features the $35,000 Montrose Mudgee Cup Day Sprint (1200m).

The rail will be in the true position and the track is currently rated a good 3.

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