The Burrumbeet Cup meeting is always an intense day for those involved in making sure the annual event runs smoothly.
But for club secretary Paul Brumby, the 2017 raceday will have some added pressure.
Brumby has a share in Dubai King, one of the fancies for the day’s feature, the $20,000 Burrumbeet Cup.
Trained in Bendigo by Josh Julius, the seven-year-old will carry the colours of Brumby, who has trained and owned many winners in harness racing sporting the maroon and light blue.
“I asked Josh to aim him at (the Burrumbeet Cup), but there's logic behind it,” Brumby, who part-owned 2014 Burrumbeet Cup winner Heisman, said.
“The track suits him, distance suits him and the class of the race suits him - that’s all relevant considerations.”
Brumby said the horse should be advantaged by his forward racing style around the tight and turning Burrumbeet circuit.
“He’s won over $100,000 and I’ve been in him right from the start. He’s a lovely old horse and I love the way he races. He usually leads and at some point in the run you’re feeling confident...”
Dubai King heads to the Burrumbeet Cup following back-to-back wins at Moonee Valley and Bendigo before a last-start sixth to Rewarding Effort at Sandown.
The horse will be ridden by Ballarat jockey Anthony Boyd.
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