27 Jan 2012

Good forecast for Wellington Cup day

4:07 pm on 27 January 2012

It was a gloomy, damp morning in the capital on the eve of Wellington Cup day but race day's forecast to be fine and warm.

The early favourites for the 2,400 metre Cup are both from the in-form Matamata stable of Graham Richardson who'll saddle Green Supreme, the winner of his last three races, and Single Minded, the winner of the City of Auckland Cup on New Year's Day.

Richardson has also qualified a third stable runner, the lightweight outsider Top Spot.

The $200,000 Wellington Cup starts at 4.46 Saturday afternoon.