Group 1 winning Victorian galloper Begood Toya Mother headlines nominations for Friday’s $107,250 Murray Bridge Gold Cup (1600m).
The Daniel Bowman-trained gelding won the 2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and comes off a solid effort when runner-up in the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes.
Will Clarken has nominated both Ironclad and Second Slip for the feature. Second Slip finished seventh in Saturday’s Group 1 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield, while there is a strong local representation.
John Hickmott and Carrina Riggs have three nominations – Classy Joe, Frances Boy and Magnetic Edge. Local trainer Michael Hickmott has smart former Kiwi Lord Vladivostok while Mick Huxtable has Ritratto and Perfect Route entered.
Stuart Padman’s impressive last-start Morphettville winner Morialta is also among the 27 nominations.
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