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Alexander with Pakenham Cup day hopes

While Archie Alexander is hoping Lord Fandango can bounce back in the Pakenham Cup, the trainer also has chances in some of the support races on the program.

Alexander with Pakenham Cup day hopes

While Archie Alexander is hoping Lord Fandango can bounce back in the Pakenham Cup, the trainer also has chances in some of the support races on the program.

Lord Fandango running in the Sydney Cup
Lord Fandango running in the Sydney Cup Picture:Racing and Sports

Lord Fandango Horseform headlines Archie Alexander's Pakenham Cup day representation in the feature but the Ballarat trainer also has contenders in support races on the program.

Alexander has acceptors in five of the races on Saturday's nine-race card with Pakenham Cup hope Lord Fandango out to bounce back from his last-start failure on rain-affected ground in the Ballarat Cup.


Stablemate Chippenham Horseform runs in another of the day's features, the $150,000 VOBIS Gold Bullion, having been consistent in his three starts this preparation with a first-up win at Warrnambool in October before seconds at Ararat and Ballarat.

"This race will be a bit harder for him but he's been so consistent so you've got to be happy and confident," Alexander said.

"He is what he is. He's always going to run a good race. He's done really well so he deserves to win a nice race."

Another of the trainer's chances on the day includes import Fastnet Latina Horseform who is yet to win from four starts this preparation but goes into Saturday's David Bourke Memorial Handicap (1600m) off a last-start second in the Donald Cup.

Fastnet Latina was on the second line of betting at $4.20 on Thursday behind the Darren Weir-trained Age Of Fire Horseform ($3.70).

"It was a good run last start," Alexander said.

"He probably just needs all the luck and everything to go his way but he's getting fitter and tighter with each start.

"We've got a good jockey in Craig Williams Horseform on board so let's hope it can be his day."

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