Darren Weir continues on the country cups trail at Ararat on Sunday.
He saddles up four runners – the same quartet which tackled the Hamilton Cup – in the $70,000 feature over 2000m.
Hamilton Cup winner Master Zephyr shares the top weight of 59.5kg with the Aaron Purcell-trained Swacadelic.
Master Zephyr will be joined by stablemates Last Week, Andrea Mantegna and Mongolian Wolf.
The eight-race card also includes the $82,000 China Bowl, 1600m, in which Ballarat’s Archie Alexander has two runners – Chippenham and Onehundred Percent
1-MASTER ZEPHYR (Darren Weir) 7 59.5kg
2-SWACADELIC (Aaron Purcell) 10 59.5kg
3-LAST WEEK (Darren Weir) 3 58.5kg
4-SCHERZOSO (Aaron Purcell) 9 58kg
5-ANDREA MANTEGNA (Darren Weir) 57.5kg
6-MONGOLIAN WOLF (Darren Weir) 1 57.5kg
7-BARRY THE BAPTIST (Paul A Jones) 5 54kg
8-HIPPARCHUS (Glenn Thornton) 4 54kg
9-PATCH ADAMS (Terry and Karina O'Sullivan) 8 54kg
10-AAGAS (Ryan Balfour) 11 54kg
11-MANHATTAN MENAGE (Danny Curran) 6 54kg
COLAC trainer Glenn Thornton is hoping to make a triumphant return to his former hometrack at Geelong on Saturday.
Thornton has Life of Waldo in the $35,000 Ballan District Community Bank Ballan Cup, 1525m, at Ballan Jockey Club’s only race meeting of the year.
Life of Waldo is in career-best form – chasing a fifth consecutive win after saluting at Devonport three times and then at Naracoorte.
The last-start South Australian outing was the five-year-old’s first start back in the Thornton stable after being prepared in Tasmania by Chris Crook and Imogen Miller for a short time at the start of this season.
Stephanie Thornton has ridden Life of Waldo in latest four wins, but her brother Boris gets to ride this time.