Artful Diva up for the cup

2016 WINNER: Last year's Streaky Bay Cup winner Montalto.
2016 WINNER: Last year's Streaky Bay Cup winner Montalto.

XXXX Gold and Streaky Bay Community Hotel Cup 1800 metres

A GOOD quality field has nominated for this year’s cup and the final result will depend on how it pans out throughout the mid-stages given how Roo Boy runs. However, Artful Diva’s sensational second at the Kimba Cup shows form and she should catch Roo Boy if challenged early enough. Eye of the World should finish strongly.

Streaky Bay Racing Club’s in kind and appreciated supporters 1000 metres

If Geordie’s Second can behave himself like in Lincoln it is hard to see him beaten. Chandlery has had a solid season and won at Penong over this distance. This may be Sound of Victory’s last start and after showing form in Port Lincoln will need to do the same again.

R I and L A Montgomerie and Festival Hire 1400 metres

Ticket to Paris’ consistent performances over 1400m may see her chalk one up. Spine Chiller won at Penong and will be better after that run. If Joken Jim settles better than at Lincoln he will be in the hunt.

Foodland Streaky Bay 1800 metres

A Tony Haddy horse has to be in the running and I am tipping Mind Storms. He has been up and down but should be suited to this distance. Romulus Flight is a real chance too, while Casiraghi looks good for the other placing.

 Streaky Bay Marine Products/Streaky Bay Meat Service 1200 metres

John Dunn’s Peruvian Power powered home at Port Lincoln and can revisit that form here. Miss Insomnia finished fourth there and if she can get closer on the turn, should be in the top three. Jim Scott’s Keep Digging did well at Penong and a return to the dirt should see another good performance.

Lincoln Estate Wines and Roll the Dice Racing Maiden Plate 1000 metres

Jim Scott will be looking for a repeat of Penong given the form of Nath’s Wish. She should break her maiden status. Deglio has plenty of room for improvement, while Our Mission has home track advantage.