Hawkes Bay Cup day and some great fields at Hastings where Awapuni has good representation:

WAFER (Trainer Mike Breslin) out in a good run for fourth at Awapuni behind Tavigarde in February before running a tidy second at Matamata over the 1600m. She then lined up in the Group 3 Cuddle Stakes where she did not disgrace herself when running ninth behind Montoya Star beaten just over five lengths. This is a big drop in class in the first of the day where Rosie Myers will ride.

WINDSOR (Trainer Royden Bergerson) was an impressive debut winner at Waipukurau before runnign fourth at Awapuni on Boxing Day. He was close up when sixth at Wanganui before having a freshen up and just going uner at Wanganui two and a half weeks ago. In the second of the day he has a wide draw to overcome but has leading jockey Jonathan Parkes in the saddle.

FATTORE OTTO (Trainer Gary Vile) makes his debut in the 2YO the third of teh day. He has had four trials going into this race and has won one and had three placings. His last trial at Foxton was very good when running third. In a very open race he is capable of taking home the victory spoils.


 Brent Wall