Tuscan Fire won the Mornington Cup two starts back. Source: Getty Images/news.com.au
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Much improved galloper Tuscan Fire heads into the Group 2 Adelaide Cup over 3200m on Monday as one of the horses to beat after scoring a dominant win in the Mornington Cup at two starts back. Tried as a hurdler last year, the six year-old gelding has had a new lease of life this preparation, winning three of his past five starts and finishing in the first three at his past seven. He earnt every bit of the 58.5kg that he will carry in this race with an arrogant 2.75 length win in the Mornington Cup last month that earned him a place in the field for this year’s Caulfield Cup.
Perth Cup winner Talent Show warmed up for this assignment with a fast finishing second to My Ex Mate in the Lord Reims – the traditional Cup leadup - here last Saturday and looks as though she will relish the step up in trip. 2010 Queensland Derby 2nd Kutchinsky has rediscovered his best form and beat several of these in the Listed Roy Higgins at Flemington on March 2. You Think So won a black type event at Moonee Valley last time out and has twice won over 3000m there, making him one of the few horses in the field proven over further than 2400m.
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