Sinclair sets big team for Inverell’s Tingha Cup meeting

Peter Sinclair. Photo: Racing Photography.

Peter Sinclair will have a big team of runners in action on Saturday, with the Moree trainer targeting the six-race Tingha Cup program at Inverell Jockey Club.

In the feature race on the day, which is the 1400m Benchmark 50 Tingha Cup, Sinclair has Eptiwins (Jacob Golden) and Let Him Fly (Luke Rolls) racing.

29-start veteran Eptiwins only broke through for his maiden win four starts back at Mallawa picnics on June 11, and following a fourth placing at Walgett, the seven-year-old put back-to-back wins together.

The Poet’s Voice gelding won at Wean picnics on July 9 before taking out the 1600m Class One Handicap at Moree on July 19 and Sinclair explained the Tingha Cup simply popped up at the right time for his in-form galloper.  

“It’s just a nice race, and it fits in well and Jacob’s claim will help him out,” Sinclair said. 

“He has won his last few and his weight goes up a bit but the race falls at the right time, while also being the right distance and class.”

With Golden’s two-kilogram claim, Eptiwins will carry 59kg and Sinclair believes the Moree galloper will finish close enough if given a fair chance from gate 12.

“He does get in nicely,” Sinclair.

“You would have him up in the first three on form. His first wins at the picnics were good, and his win at Moree wasn’t a bad win either.

“All being fair, we expect him to run a pretty good race.”

Sinclair will travel to Inverell with a team of seven gallopers, and while he believes Eptiwins is one of his better prospects on the day, the Moree trainer believes he has a few winning chances.   

“Look, I think Eptiwins will go good, but we do have a couple of good chances on the day,” Sinclair said. 

Endsieg in the (1200m) maiden should run a good race and we have Zorra first-up from a spell (in the 1050m Benchmark 50) and she should go alright. 

“We have some nice chances without going in too confident on the day.”

Sinclair is happy to support the Inverell Jockey Club, especially after the track and committee opened their doors to his team during the floods last year. 

“We went up there when the floods were on and they looked after us,” Sinclair said.

“They have a really good committee, great facilities, and it’s just a really nice track.”

The Inverell Jockey Club is excited to be hosting the Tingha Cup program, and Sinclair was pleased to see a community like Tingha, which doesn’t have a racetrack, supporting a country club that offers so much to Inverell and surrounding towns. 

“I spoke to a bloke from across that way yesterday and he said they are bringing buses from Tingha, and I know the Moree Race Club is bringing a bus over too,” Sinclair said. 

“Obviously Tingha doesn’t have a racetrack, but it is good to see them supporting the Inverell races, and it’s good for the community to have a race day.”

The six-race-cardhas attracted 96 acceptors and racing kicks off at 1.16pm. 

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