He’s cheeky but has potential

SHARON Pepper is hoping her cheeky chappy charge can show its serious side and grab a win at the latest Lismore race day.

Bingo Bobby goes for Pepper in the $8000 Fuji Xerox Business Centre Trinity Cup Benchmark 55 Handicap (1400m) tomorrow.

The three-year-old has shown intermittent flashes of form and will enter on the back of a decent finish at Ballina last week.

Lismore trainer Pepper said the horse had a devilish side but hoped more success would be forthcoming.

"He's like a cheeky kid," Pepper said.

"He likes to think he is in charge of the other horses (at the stables).

"He behaves like a teenager and, like any teenager, he gets into strife.

"I think he has about 12 months before he gets to where we want him."

Pepper's charge has a solid 10 podium placings from 19 outings, although its record contains only two victories.

Jockey Raymond Spokes will be hoping to oversee another good performance for the horse.

The pair combined for a second-place finish over 1300m at Ballina last Friday.

A third-place finish in a decent race at Ipswich last month further underlined the horse's reputation.

"He should have won that by a couple of lengths," Pepper said.

"He came third in a city class race, so there is something there."

With Raymond on board again, Pepper is hopeful for a decent finish.

"Raymond is a very good jockey," she said.

"It has been a little bit frustrating, but I love working with him (Bingo Bobby).

"Hopefully he can go well."

O'Reilly's Gold, trained on the Gold Coast by Maryanne Brosnan, could be one to watch.

The five-year-old has had a few unspectacular outings but should be in good condition and is a solid performer at this level.


WHAT: Six-race meeting at Lismore Turf Club

WHERE: Lismore Turf Club, Woodlawn Rd


FIRST RACE: 1.36pm

ONE TO WATCH: O'Reillys Gold (Race 6)


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