Flying Moth to light up Bathurst

The on again, off again and finally on again decision to run at the popular Bathurst carnival by the stable could prove to be a successful one.

In-form youngster Flying Moth, fresh from an outstanding victory at Melton recently, has drawn barrier six in heat three of the Gold Tiara tonight.

On paper, the Len and Irene Parker owned pacer looks awfully hard to beat---particularly if the daughter of Art Major finds the lead.

The experts tell us that Flying Moth should lead with pole marker Jules and Denise (Mat Rue), who has gate speed, possibly opting to take a trail and then using the sprint lane. Rousey, from barrier three, with Murray Sullivan aboard, is another who will have admirers.

However, Tony is confident of a strong showing, saying “the moth” has trained on brilliantly from her strong Melton victory.

 Fingers crossed she gets through to the final on March 26, which carries a nice $100,000 purse.


Another Kilmore Cup is upon us.… and a long plan becomes reality for Tony.

Months ago he drew a circle around March 19 on the stable calendar, hoping that stable pin-up boy Barimah could hold his form and be a runner in the $70,000 Kilmore Cup.

And it has all come to fruition with the five-year-old pacer drawing the number three saddlecloth in the group two feature this Saturday night.

Tony, now at Moama, spent 16 years based at Kilmore (formerly Vin Knights property) and would obviously enjoy nothing better than hometown success.

Not that he hasn’t enjoyed it before with Reba Rajah (Brian Gath) and Ohoka Nevada (Damian Wilson) tasting cup success.

Needless-to-say Barimah is going to have to be at his very best in the cup, with the event attracting such brilliant pacers like Beautide, Yankee Rockstar, Ohoka Punter and Messini.

The Kilmore Cup is scheduled to be run at 9.30pm.