Racing: Tube lines up in pursuit of second Burrumbeet Cup victory

TUBE will attempt to capture his second Burrumbeet Cup tomorrow.

Now a nine-year-old, Tube claimed the New Year’s Day $15,000 Scott Petroleum Burrumbeet Cup, 1800m, last year.

The Burrumbeet Park and Windermere Racing Club has attracted six acceptors for the Cup.

Quick Shakes, which is another winner on the Burrumbeet circuit, will carry the top weight of 62kg for Ballarat trainer Simon Morrish.

Darren Weir will have two runners as he tries to add to the back-to-back wins he had with Surfie Pete in 2005-06.

He has Xavier and last-start Seymour winner Heisman.

This will be Tube’s third Burrumbeet Cup start.

He returned again this year, finishing fourth to Gottino.

Cranbourne trainer Damien Williams has again had him on the country cups trail this season, but without any success.

Tube has had just the two wins since his 2012 Burrumbeet Cup success, including last year’s Penshurst Cup.

Burrumbeet has 46 acceptors making up a seven-race program, with the first event at 1.10pm. It is the smallest number of runners since 2006, when Burrumbeet had 42 acceptors for a six-race card.

A busy racing schedule for this time of year has also impacted on other New Year’s Day meetings at Murtoa (36 acceptors), Hanging Rock (40) and Terang (49). Ballarat district trainers provide 28 of the runners.

NORTHERN Territory jockey Jan Cameron will ride at Burrumbeet tomorrow.

The bulk of her career has been in the NT with more than half her wins being at Darwin’s Fannie Bay circuit and Alice Springs.

She has also ridden extensively in New Zealand, Western Australia and Tasmania.

Cameron has almost 30 rides in Victoria, but is yet to break through for a victory.

david.brehaut@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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