Robert Faehr guides Craiglea Tina to an easy win in the fifth at Gympie Racecourse Saturday.
Robert Faehr guides Craiglea Tina to an easy win in the fifth at Gympie Racecourse Saturday. Contributed

Favourite Troilus Fuse wins

THE Barry Gill-trained Troilus Fuse made it two wins on end with a game three-quarter length victory last Sunday on the Caloundra cushion track.

The Show a Heart four-year-old grey had won a similar race there at his previous outing over in an identical 1100m Class 2.

Ridden by Paul Hammersley, Troilus Fuse was again the bookies friend starting at $9 after his previous win at $26.

A $57,500 Magic Millions yearling raced by Ted and Mrs Allen, Troilus Fuse now has won both of his starts since resuming from a six-month spell.

His other win was also at Caloundra last preparation when he was successful in a 1200m maiden starting at 50/1.

Bred at Glenlogan Stud, Beaudesert, the home of Show a Heart, Troilus Fuse is out of the un-raced Lion Heart mare, Bubona who has now produced five winners from nine foals to race.

The same connections also raced the year-older brother to Troilus Fuse, Leica Fuse who won a Gympie maiden before being moved on.

Sit-down Comedy

THE Gympie Turf Club will stage a night not to be missed on Saturday week, June 16, when the Sit-down Comedy Club will be entertaining at the Civic Centre.

A special dinner plus three comedians will ensure a highly enjoyable evening with tickets on sale at Karinya Florists and Mick Fees Horseshoe Bend store for $40.

RSL Cup meeting

RACING will return to the Gympie Racecourse after the show recess on June 23 with the staging of one of the year's most popular race days, the RSL Cup meeting.

All marquees are already booked out for the meeting.

The RSL Cup meeting always receives great support from the Gympie RSL as well as other RSL clubs in the area and another bumper crowd is expected to pack the grounds which have quickly recovered from the Gympie Show.

The $9000 (plus $400 in trophies) RSL Cup will be run over 1470m.

The race is always keenly contested with trainer Peter Fleming having saddled up the two most recent RSL Cup winners.

Craiglea Blondie won last year's event with stablemate, Try Some Magic victorious in 2010.

The Fleming stable could be represented in this year's RSL Cup by Craiglea Tina who is entered for Saturday's 1400m $6500 Gayndah Cup.

Gayndah program

A TOTAL of 60 nominations was received for Gayndah's five-race cup program with Gatton-trained Release Me heading the weights in the cup with 60kg.

Ten Gympie trained horses have been entered for Gayndah with most resuming from a "show holiday" and tuning up for Gympie on June 23.

LAST Saturday's 2000m Gatton Cup was taken out by Oakey-trained Carnegie five-year-old, Carn, who just lasted to win the $12,000 cup in a photo.

Gary Geran rode the winner who was second favourite at $2.50 following a last win over 2000m on a wet track at Dalby.

With rain during the afternoon the track went from a slow seven to heavy but the full program went ahead with five of the six events won by Downs-trained horses.

Kilcoy stages its cup on Saturday week with the $8000 trophy race over 1200m. This is followed by the Beaudesert Hibernian Cup (staged at Kilcoy) on June 30.

This race is a Class B event over 2000m with $6500 in prizemoney.

Montjeu death

THE easy win by Camelot in last week's 233rd running of the English Derby underlined the major loss to the international breeding scene with the death of his sire, Montjeu.

This Sadkler's Wells stallion died at 16 years of age at Coolmore Stud in Ireland in March, just a couple of months into the breeding season.

Montjeu has now sired four of the last eight winners of the English Derby.

Montjeu, who won the French and Irish Derbies, has also sired three winners of the Irish Derby and, as a shuttle stallion to NZ, sired Australian Derby winners, Nom du Jeu and Roman Emperor.

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