EASY WINNER: Steven Traecey rides Mucho Caliente to victory in the Ballina Cup earlier this month.
EASY WINNER: Steven Traecey rides Mucho Caliente to victory in the Ballina Cup earlier this month. Marc Stapelberg

Ballina Cup winner may run in Lismore Cup on Thursday

TRAINER Jim Jarvis has had a partial change of heart with the possibility Ballina cup winner Mucho Caliente will run at Lismore on Thursday.

Jarvis nominated the mare for both the XXXX Gold Lismore Cup (2100m) and the Lismore Workers Club Rousillon Hcp (1516m) when nominations were extended on all races until yesterday morning.

"I am not sure which way to go with her and there is also the Port Macquarie cup prelude on Sunday that she will be nominated for," Jarvis said.

"I want to wait and see what weight she gets in the cup and the Rousillon and what is nominated for Port Macquarie and the weight she might get there before making any decisions."

Although the Lismore cup had been on Jarvis' radar for some time he did not nominate the mare when entries originally closed last Friday because he had mistakenly thought the cup was 2000 metres, not 2100 metres.

However he had a re-think over the weekend and decided to take advantage of the extended closing time to give himself options by nominating for both races.

The number of entries in the cup increased to 19 with Bryan Guy nominating Lucky Day Kid, a winner over 2200 metres in restricted company at the Gold Coast two starts back while Tony Crane nominated MightySui, a horse that has won up to 2250 metres.

Two starts Mightysui won over 1660 at Ipswich then was beaten less than three lengths by Uno Five at Doomben 10 days ago.

Uno Five is one of two horses that Cessnock trainer, Jeremy Sylvester, has nominated for the cup.

The other two nominations for the Rousillon are Perfect Punch, one of two horses that Maryann Brosnan has nominated for the cup and Rock Home Late from the stable of Eagle Farm trainer Brad Herne.



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