Hometown trainer Brett Thompson lands the quinella in Gulgong Cup

Jun 12, 2018

Racing from Colin Hodges.

"At his hometown meeting and before a big crowd,trainer Brett Thompson landed the quinella in the 1200 metres Oatley Fine Wine- Gulgong Cup on Sunday and both horses were ridden by jockeys formerly from England.

More Than Art ( Billy Cray,$10 ) led most of the way to score by a length and a half from the more favoured stablemate Attalea ( James Rogers,$3.80 ) with two lengths to Desert Marshal ( Luke Cumberland,$8 ),the winner of the 2017 Gulgong Cup.

Brett Thompson at the Cup presentation made special mention of John “ Ripper “ Currie,a part owner of More Than Art,who throughout the year on a voluntary basis cares for the Gulgong track and also has a major role in helping Thompson with his big team of racehorses.

Multiple premiership winning trainer Brett Thompson had earlier supplied the first three placegetters in the 1000 metres Maiden Plate.

Named after Thompson’s granddaughter,Marley Girl ( Alena Skerritt, )was backed from $8 to $4.20 )before leading throughout to win by nearly four lengths from Brimondo ( Billy Cray, $5 ) and Starlight Treaty ( James Rogers,$5)."