Hurdy Gurdy Man After $100,000 TattsBet Bonus

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Progressive stayer Hurdy Gurdy Man  can secure a $100,000 bonus for his connections if able to follow up his Hobart success from earlier this month with a win in the Launceston Cup on Wednesday. TattsBet has put up a $100,000 bonus for any horse that completes the Hobart Cup/Launceston Cup double this season, with the owner and trainer to walk away with $50,000 each. As a consequence of his 1.3 length win carrying the minimum weight at Elwick racecourse, the Darren Weir trained galloper faces a tougher task in Launceston where he will carry 56kg.

Local stars The Cleaner  and Geegees Blackflash  filled the placings behind Hurdy Gurdy Man last time out and will fancy their chances of turning the tables on him, especially with the turnaround in the weights. Tony Vasil has tasted feature races success in Tasmania before and relies on Lucky Angel , while 2011 Melbourne Cup carnival winner Norsqui  should improve on his sixth at Hobart, although jockey Chris Symons will have to contend with a wide draw.

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