Perfect Punch aimed for one-two win at Lismore Cup Rousillon
LAST year the Gold Coast trained Perfect Punch made a one act affair of main support race on Lismore cup day and his trainer, Mayann Brosnan has been planning for many months for him to do it again today.
Perfect Punch showed he was on track with a good first up third in the Ballina Newmarket two weeks ago and she says the horse has progressed since then.
"This is the time of year when he is at his best when there is some give in the tracks," Brosnan said.
"He is a big boy and we have to nurse him along and keep him away from the hard tracks.
"He had a nice break during the latter part of the winter and with the Ballina run behind I expect him to run a big race again in the Rousillon.
"That is what we have been aiming at.
"It would certainly be nice to win the race for the second time and he has the right jockey in Jeff Lloyd."
The horse he has to beat is the Brett Bellamy trained Purrvosa which is in great form with wins at two of his last four starts and is a winner at his only start at Lismore.
He ran fifth in the Ballina cup but had to come from last at the 800 metres and circle the field to make up many lengths.
The local hope rests with the Sharon Pepper trained Bingo Bobby which will be ridden by David Hayse.
He ran a distant third in this race last year and although trained on the track Bingo Bobby has never won in 10 starts at Lismore.