Dubbo Turf Club secretary-manager Mark Day with Kay Carolan from Kings Hall Jewellers and the Silver Goblet trophy that will be decided at the Dubbo TAB races today.Sutton Brave might not be fully wound up but he will give today’s $14,000 Kings Hall Jewellers Silver Goblet (1020m) a mighty shake, according to his Muswellbrook trainer.
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Prepared by Mack Griffith, Sutton Brave jumps from barrier three with stable jockey Leanne Henry aboard.

He has plenty of weight (59kg) but Griffith is confident the son of Tamworth-based sire Olympus can figure.

“It’s his first run back,” Mack Griffith said on Saturday.

“He’s not fully wound up but he did trial well through the week. It’s a nice race for him.”

Sutton Brave has had just the four starts and is yet to miss a place after debuting with a good third at Port Macquarie in mid-February.

He followed that up with a length-and-a-half second at Taree before winning the Armidale Slipper on Armidale Cup day.

He was spelled after running Derippa to a length in the Wellington Boot.

“I’ve only had two from Olympus,” Mack Griffith said.

“This bloke is a good sprinter and the other is a handy stayer, Sutton Mist.”

She ran a solid fourth at Newcastle on Saturday in a strong race on a heavy track.

While Griffith has Sutton Brave in the Silver Goblet he also has Pretty Useful running in the Elders Insurance Benchmark 65 Handicap (1120m).

“He’s been working well and he’s been in good form,” Griffith said.

He’s run fair races at his last two starts on rain-affected tracks and has had just the one start at Dubbo for a win there in March this year.

There are two last-start winners in today’s feature race – Jet hero (Adam Hyeronimus) from the Gayna Williams yard at Bathurst and Patrick Murphy’s mount Wong Star, trained at Canberra by Mark Schmetzer.

Jet Hero was impressive in winning at race start two at Mudgee a week ago while Wong Star has one win from four starts, taking out a two-year-old race on the Acton track at Canberra on June 25 despite hanging out under pressure in the straight.

Both jockey Greg Ryan and Scone trainer Greg Bennett are having good seasons and they will team up on debutant Dubleo (USA) x Corrofin filly Double Fun while local trainer Peter Nestor also has a first starter in the shape of Pure Theatre x Thythm ‘n’ Flow filly Night Alive which will be ridden by Brad Clark.

There are also two trainers with two horses in the Goblet – Chantoiseau (Glenn Lynch) and Shegoeswhoosh (Ken Dunbar) racing for Gulgong’s Brett Thompson while Trevor Sutherland comes here from Wagga with Big Tex (Andrew Bloomfield) and Baa Ram Ewe with Anthony Cavallo up.

n Silver Goblet market: 3.50 Jet Hero 4.60 Sutton Brave 6.00 Biggietupac 7.00 Genki Warrior 8.00 Chance To Shine 11.00 Wong Star, Chantoiseau, Night Alive 13.00 Big Tex, Baa Ram Ewe, Double Fun, Soxdown 21.00 Shegoeswhoosh, Coronation Kid 26.00 Magic Sybil.

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