Ringside Secures Invercargill Cup Victory

Ringside Secures Invercargill Cup Victory


Tuesday’s running of the $6,500 Invercargill Cup turned into the match race that was widely predicted prior to the field being loaded away into the Ascot Park 457m traps.  It was the pair of heat winners Egomaniacal and Ringside who went paw to paw during the initial rush for positions.


Pictured: Ringside delivering his strong Invercargill Cup victory (pic Dave Robbie)


This pair quickly went clear of their rivals as commentator Dave McDonald said in his call “they go to war these two”. The Ray Adcock prepared Ringside seized the inside rails racing passage and that tactic proved to be the winning move as he eased his way clear during the long run home up the Ascot Park straight.


Ringside cruised to the line in a tidy 25.90s, holding a 1.5 length margin over a gallant Dan Roberts prepared Egomaniacal. Kia Tere had received the draw advantage for the Cup via the one trap and he used it to hold the rail, while boldly leading the chase home after the pace setters for his conditioners Steve and Bonnie Evans finishing the same margin back in third.


The win was the start of an hour period where the GRNZ Hall of Fame trainer Ray Adcock owned the Ascot Park track as Ringside’s litter brother and kennelmate Start The Show won the following C2 457m event. Straight after that it was the trap one specialist Lord Louie who delivered his emphatic win in the open class 390m dash.


For Ringside it was a deserved feature race win following his luckless Friday Hatrick 520m outing in his New Zealand Futurity heat when he went up with the lids which was followed by a traffic impeded racing passage. The Auckland Cup runner up has now won 11 of his 34 career races. He has placed on a further 13 occasions which sees his stake earnings now sitting at $47,828 for his owners Ray Adcock and his Auckland based kennel client Faye Lockhart. .     




Delighted handler Mike Fuller with the Invercargill Cup winner Ringside; Invercargill Cup winner Ringside is joined by runner up Egomaniacal, handled by Jack Johnson, while Josh Lane brought back the third placed Kia Tere - pics supplied by Dave Robbie – drobbie91@gmail.com – 021 607 869 for all your South Island race photos


By Peter Fenemor



Posted on 10/05/2019 9:24:49 AM

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