25 Jan 2013

Open field for Wellington Cup

11:30 am on 25 January 2013

Everything seems to be in place for a bumper Wellington Cup day at Trentham.

Saturday's weather forecast couldn't be more encouraging, and it's a wide open field for the 2,400 metre feature race.

The early favourite is Ransomed, from the Awapuni stable of Garry Vile, who's saddled up the five-year-old to win his last three starts.

The top weight is the Levin-trained Spiro, the winner of the race two years ago and runner up last year.

Savvy Dancer is an early scratching from the original field of 24.

They jump in the Cup at 5.26 Saturday afternoon.