Victorian stayer Pemberley is set to peak on Saturday when he takes on a small field in the Group 3 $200,000 Carlton Mid Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) at Doomben.
The Ciaron Maher trained Pemberley is having his fifth start this campaign and his second during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and is coming off a last start third behind Chocante and Single Gaze in the Group 2 $300,000 Evergreen Turf Brisbane Cup (2200m) at Doomben on June 10.
Stable representative David Eustace said that the reports from Brisbane are that Pemberley is thriving in the Sunshine State and will be hard to beat in the Tattersall’s Cup.
“He is thriving up there. He goes to the beach and all the horses love the change of scenery. He is just training really well,” Eustace told
“Super run last time and that would have brought him on again. He hasn’t had a heavy campaign so he should be really peaking for Saturday and we are hopeful he will run very well.”
“It was 2200m last time and it is the same again. He is very versatile, 2000m, 2400m, it doesn’t really matter.”
“You can plonk him anywhere in a race, just travels wherever comfortable. It is his sort of grade and he will be very competitive.”
Corey Brown takes the ride again on Pemberley who jumps from the outside of the field that has been reduced to seven runners following the early scratching of the Team Hawkes trained Tucanchoo.
Bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au have the Tattersall’s Cup mapped out as a two horse race with the Gold Coast trained Rudy the favourite at $2.40 just ahead of Pemberley at $2.60 with the next in the betting being last start Ipswich winner War Baby at $10.
Rudy is also coming off a last start in the Brisbane Cup when four and three quarter lengths fifth which followed his third to Sense Of Occasion in the Group 1 $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben on May 20 and a second to Single Gaze in the Group 2 $200,000 Pages Event Equipment Hire P J O’Shea Stakes (2200m) at Doomben a fortnight later.