Barimah steps out for Yarra Valley Cup

Stable pin-up boy Barimah heads to Yarra Valley on Friday afternoon with the Group 3 $30,000 Pacing Cup in his sights.

The Bettors Delight gelding, winner of three from four outings this season, makes his standing start debut in the cup.

However trainer Tony Peacock is confident Barimah will be on his best behavior.

"We took him up to Shepparton in October to get him qualified for standing start events," Tony said.

"I actually drove him myself and obviously he passed the trial with flying colors.

"David Aitken's horse Bryce Cooper beat us by 7 metres and they zipped home over the last half in 56.2 seconds, so all was good."

Barimah, with 9 wins from 21 career starts, is nearing the magical $100,000 stakes mark, with earnings of $95,000.

The cup has attracted a small field of seven, but there are some in-form horses who will be itching to give Barimah some hot opposition, such as Hector Jay Jay and Savesometimetodream.

Meanwhile, talented trotter Irish Whisper will tackle the $12,000 Wedderburn Trotters Cup on Sunday.

The 8yo gelding is not putting a foot wrong in his races and is sure to be a prominent player.

"His trackwork has been very good and we certainly rate him a big chance in the cup," Tony said.

A number of youngsters are continuing to impress as they are being put through their paces at St Fort.

Shares are available, so why not check them out first-hand?  Contact Tony for an appointment.