I'm Feeling Lucky Primed for Coolgardie Cup
Karnup based trainers Grant and Alana Williams will prepare hot favourite I’m Feeling Lucky in tomorrow’s $100,000 Hahn Electrical Coolgardie Cup.
The husband and wife training partnership are confident that their mare can perform well in the feature citing the form that she brings into the race.
“I have to get her up to Kal safe and sound but based on the horse’s form I am confident that she will run well” Grant Williams said.
The galloper has won at her three most recent starts, with two victories over the mile and one over 2200m.
The $2.70 favourite’s chances were enhanced by drawing barrier three for her assignment over the 1760m.
The daughter of Bletchley Park was impressive at her most recent start when forced to sit outside the leader before defeating a handy bunch of gallopers over the mile.
Leading KBRC jockey Glenn Smith has been aboard the six year old for her past three victories and will retain the ride in the Coolgardie Race Club feature tomorrow.
Williams will be happy to see his charge take up the lead should nothing work forward and take up the role of pacemaker.
“I don’t really give Glenn instructions, but we will definitely be on the pace”
“In front would be good, but we won’t be drawn into a mad rush for it”
The mare will have history against her tomorrow, with Reverend Lovejoy the only horse in the past 20 years to carry 58kg and win the Coolgardie Cup.
Williams is not concerned with her handicap tomorrow, explaining that the increase in weight compared to her last start is minor.
“She won last start in town with 57kg, she’s only gone up a kilo for Sunday”
Since the feature’s distance was increased from 1600m to 1760m in 2014, Express Service and Western Blaze have carried 54kg and 55kg respectively to take out the event.
The Williams duo will target the XXXX Gold Kalgoorlie Cup on September 25 after tomorrow’s run electing to bypass the Statewest Group Boulder Cup on September 18.
“I’ve tried backing her up before but she puts so much into her races that it takes her a while to get over them”
“If she runs a good race on Sunday she will go to the Kalgoorlie Cup”