‘Robbie’ on Cup Day

MACCA LODGE stable star Pulp Fiction takes on three of the best horses in the country in the Junior Free-For-All on Cup Day at Addington on Tuesday.

“Robbie”, as he’s known around the stable, showed he was at peak fitness for the $35,000 Group III event when he won his second Riverton Cup at Invercargill on 29 October. Starting from 40 metres behind, he blitzed the field with a 27-second quarter down the back straight that took him from back in the field to a clear lead. He ran away in the straight, in the hands of Dexter Dunn, to win by five lengths in 3:22.3 for the 2700 metres.

This was his 12th win and it took his earnings past $100,000.

Trainer Tony Stratford is following the same path to Addington as he did two years ago when Pulp Fiction won the Riverton event as a three-year-old and went on to contest the Sires Stakes Final on Cup Day. A late break cost him a first four placing in the race won by Have Faith In Me.

Pulp Fiction comes up against Dream About Me, Locharburn and Field Marshall in a small but select free-for-all field this time.