WesTrac Cobar Cup stays in Cobar

WesTrac representatives Luke Crawford, Aaron Buckley, Lee Thomson, Kiana Cherry and Richard Peck presenting the WesTrac Cobar Cup to Dancing in the Sky’s team of local trainer and owner Wayne Prisk, co-owner Colin ‘Butch’ Eves (with grandson
Michael Arnold) and winning jockey Nyssa Burrells.

Local trainer, Wayne ‘WAP’ Prisk, led in a winning double, including the Cup winner Dancing In The Sky, on Saturday at the Cobar Miners Race Club winter meeting.

Sharing ownership of Dancing In The Sky and Mr Pointer with Prisk is another local Butch Eves and their success was very popular with the record breaking crowd at the immaculately prepared Cobar racecourse.

A great supporter of Cobar and other race clubs in the western region, Prisk started a big team on Saturday and also had placings with Chapel Lane (3rd in the Cup), Rylstone Rocket, Banjo Shark and Sun Master.

In the 1,700 metres WesTrac Cobar Cup, the heavily supported Chapel Lane led the nine  horse field to the home turn with Miss Italiana and Dancing In The Sky ready to challenge while Valadyium and Beg Me were the closest of the rest.

Miss Italiana (Shannen Llewellyn, $2.60 favourite) gained a rails run to take a narrow lead but was overhauled and beaten a short head by Dancing In The Sky (Nyssa Burrells, $8) with Chapel Lane (Dylan Stanley, $4.60) in third place.

For the winning jockey, Nyssa Burrells, it was a triumph after making a comeback from yet another life threatening race fall injury.

Prisk has always supported Burrells and she has often made the long trip from the southern highlands to ride for the Cobar trainer.

Burrells and Prisk had earlier combined with Mr Pointer ($4), the all the way winner of the 1,000 metres Sullivans Mining & Industrial and Inland Petroleum, Lou Simon Memorial Benchmark 58 Handicap from stablemate Banjo Shark (Hannah Johnston, $15) and Queensland visitor, Za Hidden Dragon (Jessica Brookes, $6)…Full report in this week’s edition.