Lonesome Day, trained by Paul Nolan Jnr, is a starter in the Killarney Cup.
Lonesome Day, trained by Paul Nolan Jnr, is a starter in the Killarney Cup. Emma Channon

Runners in fine form

WICKHAMS employees will pay attention to a particularly meaningful event at today's Killarney Cup.

Race 3 was named after Angus Wickham - a company founder - and niece Donna Keogh said it was a proud moment.

"We are proud of Killarney and are very pleased that we can take the opportunity to celebrate and recognise the legacy of Angus Wickham with one of the races named in his memory," she said.

Warwick Turf Club member Nick Inmon said he would eagerly watch the race to see if his tips were on the money. Check out his advice below.

Race 1: 1.05pm Lincon Hire and Sales Maiden Plate 800m. No.2, Excellent Elite - on course Eagle Farm trainer Steve O'Dea will bring three runners to Warwick today with definite chances. Originally raced in Hong Kong, this Catbird gelding has been there abouts recently. The 800m looks short but, with the 4kg off for apprentice Aidan Holt, he may be good enough.

Multiples - 3 Rajeal's Honour, 12 Junabee Rose

Race 2: 1.45pm Warwick Credit Union Class B Handicap 1100m. No.2 Ellyonbye - not a race you would want to have your house on. There are nine definite chances in a tricky contest. Apprentice Aidan Holt has the chance to make history with a race-to-race double in the first two races of his career.

Multiples: 1 Greener, 3 Sky Lucy.

Race 3: 2.25pm Angus Wickham Memorial QTIS Maiden Plate 1200m. No5 Yandilla - the extra $2800 QTIS bonus for this race has brought out some good maiden horses. Oakey trainer Peter Sexton opted for the experience of seasoned jockey Nozi Tomizawa. Multiples: 6 Look at Chu, 11 Jekama.

Race 4: 3.05pm Killarney Hotel Killarney Cup Class 5 Handicap 1200m. No.7 Thundershot - the major race on the card has attracted a fantastic field. The barrier draw has affected some of the top chance though the race is still difficult to tip. I am staying away from the red hot favourite 1 Pointe Dancer and heading towards the Ted Ainsworth-trained Shot of Thunder. The seven-year-old ran second to Bruleur at the Gold Coast.

Multiples: 1 Pointe Dancer, 4 Carn.

Race 5: 3.45pm Killarney Co-op Class 2 Handicap 1350m. No.5 Ocean Sunset - I avoid Ipswich form when picking winners for Warwick but this Admire Vega mare looks to be too good. Ignore last start and form has been spectacular with three placings from four starts. She has gun alley and jockey Shannon Apthorpe knows the track.

Multiples: 1 General Collins, 3 Cobanvilla.


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