Good things might come in pairs at Monday’s Diggers Cup meeting at Narromine. Local organisers have never seen so many country stables represented, with capacity fields virtually right through the nine-race card to commemorate Anzac Day.
Front of the charge is leading Bathurst trainer Dean Mirfin, who saddles up a classy two-pronged bid. At just his second start in the Maiden Hcp (1300m), promising three-year-old Supergaze can break through off a solid debut at Orange where he was heavily specked at a big price. Mirfin will then put his faith in five-year-old mare Jetgirl in the feature Diggers Cup (1300m) after she had little luck chasing home a smart galloper in the feature Cup Day Sprint at Orange.
Yet there are rivals galore in the Cup, headed by lightly raced Dubbo four-year-old Sneak Preview, coming back from a bold closing effort in the Country Championship final at Randwick but forced to overcome the outside gate. Also with strong claims are Nyngan iron horse A Magic Zariz, Tamworth six-year-old Whosyourhousemate, and consistent Mudgee gelding Distinctive Look.
Trainers Rodney Robb from Nyngan, Tamworth’s Cody Morgan, and Scone’s Rod Northam all have good double shots – but one trainer may have them all covered.