LAST weekend was big, but Saturday night has the potential to be huge for respected horseman Paul Cavallaro.
Competing at his home track – Globe Derby – Cavallaro trained the quinella in the South Australia Cup.
Driven by Dean Girardi, Wrangler scored by a half-neck from his stablemate, Cullenburn, to provide Cavallaro with his first win in the feature.
This weekend Cavallaro will make the trek to Club Menangle to watch Artillery contest an Australian Pacing Gold Bullion Final.
Cavallaro heads the primarily South Australian orientated syndicate which owns the son of Art Major.
Prepared by Belinda McCarthy, Artillery has drawn to settle prominently in the Group One.
“I was rapt to win the Cup last Saturday night and this Saturday could be even bigger,” Cavallaro said.
“He did well to win his heat, has come through the run in top shape and has drawn perfectly in the pole.
“The whole group of owners are pretty excited and hoping he can cause a bit of an upset.”
To be driven by McCarthy’s husband Luke, Artillery is on the third line of TAB Fixed Odds betting at $5.50.
Also a heat winner, Victorian pacer Beyond Delight heads the market at $2.60 from barrier nine.
The Emma Stewart-trained four-year-old slots into seven with the removal of the emergencies.
“It’s a pretty strong field and Beyond Delight is a nice horse, but I’d rate Ideal Dan as the one to beat from three,” Cavallaro said.
“He’s unbeaten from five starts this season and has drawn to make a good go of it again.
“We ran third to him in the Riverina Championship a couple of starts ago and it would be nice to turn the tables this time.”
Don’t Forget the APG National Mixed Sale Bidding Opens: 3pm, Wednesday 20th July 2022 (AEST) Bidding Closes: 5pm, Sunday 24th July 2022 (AEST)
All enquiries contact
Dean 0459 215 333