Cavanough's cohort seeks to walk away with final say at Forbes


He'll have to bide his time, hold his nerve, and even enjoy one of those delicious country-style hot dogs, but leading Scone trainer Brett Cavanough is gearing up for a one-two late punch to close out Monday's feature Forbes Cup meeting.

With only one early runner resuming in a Maiden Hcp (1300m), the Cavanough stable launches a big assault on both the feature Cup over a mile and a strong BM 66 Hcp (1200m), the final two battles on a bumper nine-race card.

Brett Cavanough will as always have his say on Monday at Taree.

Brett Cavanough will as always have his say on Monday at Taree. Credit:Getty

Lightly raced and progressive five-year-old gelding Dubai Tycoon looks suitably placed in the Cup stepping to the mile fourth-up off a dominant BM 80 win at Moree, where he stalked the speed and effortlessly sailed past them in the straight.

The versatile and tough son of prolific sire Written Tycoon, Dubai Tycoon could even be headed back into the Big Smoke for another crack at a Highway after a handy closing run behind Princess Cordelia at Randwick a month ago.

But on a day where stables have travelled many miles to the quirky Central-Western town from all points of the racing compass, high-class Canberra five-year old and last start Narrandera Cup winner Gunga Din, and Gosford six-year-old Highly Desired out to enhance an already smart second-up record, loom as the major threats.

Cavanough then saddles up tough on-speed six-year-old Oneness in the final race knowing he'll have to be at his best carting 62.5kg from a wide draw.

But if the drop back to 1200m on a suitably smaller and tighter track isn't encouragement enough, the form around him is.

Two starts back, Oneness was just edged out behind high-class sprinter Burning Crown in a stronger BM 85 at home, before only run down late by flying stablemate Eiger who then went to Rosehill and blitzed them in a Class 3 Highway.

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