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Gympie trainer hoping for repeat victory at 100 Club Cup

Trainer Kerry Munce, Taylor Ratten and jockey Billie-Rose Derbyshire with their horse Frenardi in 2013
Trainer Kerry Munce, Taylor Ratten and jockey Billie-Rose Derbyshire with their horse Frenardi in 2013 David Crossley

GYMPIE trainer, Kerry Munce and stable apprentice, Billie-Rose Derbyshire will be hoping that history repeats at tomorrows 100 Club Cup race meeting.

The duo combined to win four of the five races at last years 100 Club Cup race day including the 100 Club Cup with their star galloper, Frenardi.

Frenardi, who is now retired, turned in a barn-storming finish to land the 2014 100 Club Cup by a head over the 1030m to land his 19th race win.

In addition the Munce stable also won with Tallahatchie, River of Glory and Frisco Rain.

On Saturday Kerry Munce has 10 horses engaged in the five event card including Tallahatchie and Legazpi in the 100 Club Cup whilst River of Glory is engaged in the 1030m Open.

Subsequent to last years 100 Club Cup race day, River of Glory went on to win the $20,000 Nolan Meats Muster Cup as well as the $18,500 River Junction Gympie Cup, both over 1600m to cover himself in further glory. Tomorrow River of Glory will be having his third run back from a spell over the 1030m which appears to be short of his best distance.

Another of last year's winners on the same day, Onlines, has shown a liking for the Gympie sand track.

This Mail Train mare won her maiden at last years meeting by six lengths and then went on to be undefeated in two subsequent Gympie starts.

She has recently resumed from a break after campaigning on the Birdsville circuit last year.

Devoted Milliner Cup

EXCELLENT fields will face the starter for the five race card tomorrow with 50 horses accepting for the program.

A field of 11 has accepted for the 1600m Devoted Milliner 100 Club Cup which carries $10,000 in total prize money.

For the first time the 100 Club cup is a restricted race being a Benchmark 55 event reverting to the 1600m distance.

Legazpi heads the weights with 62kg but will carry 59kg with the 3kg allowance of apprentice Jed Hodge.

His stable mate, Tallahatchie will be ridden by Billie-Rose Derbyshire in the race.

The field includes recent Gympie 1470m winner, Dayuan (T. Williams) as well as the well performed Wondai galloper, Count Romano (H. Phillips) and the improving Bundaberg horse, Way Up There. Deagon trainer , Pat Duff whose two apprentices, Jed Hodge and Jesse Philpott are riding at the meeting, has Nada to Prada engaged in the race

.The stable of Barry Gill has three representatives in Epic Miss (A Badger), Balinese Boy (S. Lacey) and Celtic Dragon (D. Daniel).

Past winners

THE Barry Gill stable has won the 100 Club Cup on three occasions.

The stable was successful in both 2007 and 2008 with Nevada Gambler and Burnett Dancer respectively before Harney bolted in with the 2013 renewal over 1470m winning by 7 ½ lengths.

At his next preparation Harney went on to win the Bundaberg Gold Cup and the Gympie Muster Cup as well as finishing second in the Nanango and Gympie Cups during 2013.

Gympie based Peter Fleming prepared Craiglea Tina (R. Faehr) to win the race in 2011 whilst Ray Hancock piloted Pattie's Mate to victory in 2012.

Eidsvold's Bob Murray won with Henavari in 2009 whilst Trevor Thomas was successful with Frisco's in Charge at the 2010 running of the 100 Club Cup.

Immortal colours

THE colours carried by the immortal Bernborough went around in a race at Nanango last Saturday.

Nuits St George carried the orange with purple sleeves and black cap sported by Bernborough.

However he could only finish fifth in the BM60 over 1600m at Nanango.

Caloundra based trainer, Trevor Miller won his first race at Nanango in his long and distinguished career with Mim's Gallery (3 f, by Champion's Gallery) in the 800m maiden.

Danbird eight-year-old, Captain Clayton (H. Phillips) made it two in a row on his home track with an all thew way win in the 2000m BM 65 beating Favourite Shadow and Honour Jacko.

Easy Rocking mare, Small Change claimed off of the QTIS money in winning the QTIS Maiden over 1200m for Toowoomba trainer, Ray Hawkswell whilst Prince of Peace landed the 1200m Class B to give Melody O'Brien a winning double.

I'm No Ruby (S. Apthorpe) won the 1600m BM 60 beating Bernadecio and Count Romano in the final event before the rain came down.

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