WINNING RUN: Uno Five, ridden by Tegan Harrison, wins the $45,000 XXXX Gold Lismore Cup (2100m) at the Lismore Turf Club yesterday.
WINNING RUN: Uno Five, ridden by Tegan Harrison, wins the $45,000 XXXX Gold Lismore Cup (2100m) at the Lismore Turf Club yesterday. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Dry track delivers XXXX Gold Lismore Cup win to Uno Five

CESSNOCK trainer Jeremy Sylvester had the weather gods on his side when $2.40 favourite Uno Five took out the $45,000 XXXX Gold Lismore Cup (2100m) yesterday.

It finished a length ahead of Hora Sexta with Mightysui a further length-and-three-quarters back third.

"If the rain came around I was going to keep him for Doomben on Saturday," Sylvester said.

"You watch the weather maps but they can always be wrong."

Huno Five, ridden by Tegan Harrison winner of the Lismore Cup 2014. Photo : Mireille Merlet-Shaw/The Northern Star
Huno Five, ridden by Tegan Harrison winner of the Lismore Cup 2014. Photo : Mireille Merlet-Shaw/The Northern Star Mireille Merlet-Shaw

"I had Collar here as well and would have started him if it was wet."

Uno Five was always going to be hard to beat with only 54.5kg.

The six-year-old gelding has now had two wins and two seconds from its past four starts.

"He's been running very well up here and Tegan (Harrison) has been riding him the majority of the time," Sylvester said.

"He's been very consistent and he's won $75,000 this campaign.

"I've got a stable on the Gold Coast and they do a great job for me.

"There's nothing else to do now but have a drink."

Huno Five, ridden by Tegan Harrison winner of the Lismore Cup 2014. Photo : Mireille Merlet-Shaw/The Northern Star
Huno Five, ridden by Tegan Harrison winner of the Lismore Cup 2014. Photo : Mireille Merlet-Shaw/The Northern Star Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Sylvester has trained Uno Five for 18 months with the horse having leg issues and an operation to fix a breathing problem along the way.

"I could not be happier with the way Uno Five is racing and while he has been in work for a long time, he is holding his form really well," he said.

Earlier, Casino jockey Cyril Small rode six-year-old gelding Power Punch ($2.20 favourite) to a win in the $15,000 Lismore Workers Club Rousillon Handicap (1516m).

Gold Coast trainer Maryann Brosnan elected the Rousillon in preference to the cup.

Perfect Punch led the field in the Ballina Cup before tiring and finishing 11th.

Racing returns to the Northern Rivers with a TAB meeting at Ballina Jockey Club on October 5.

The next Lismore Turf Club TAB meeting is on October 20.



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