Taikomochi will contest the Winter Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

2021 Wyong Gold Cup Tips

Weekday feature racing continues on Friday, and the focus will be on provincial New South Wales for the running of the 2021 Wyong Gold Cup!

Perched nicely on the calendar between the Rowley Mile and the Newcastle Cup, the Wyong Gold Cup always draws a talented field of stayers, and this year’s edition of the $200,000 feature race is obviously no exception.

I’ve run the rule over the capacity field, and you can find my complete 2021 Wyong Gold Cup Tips below.

Suggested Bets 

  • 2 Units E/W #1 Taikomochi
  • Boxed Trifecta of the selections below
Wyong Gold Cup - Winner
No. 1 Taikomochi

He was a little flat and clearly needed the run having finished eighth in the Rowley Mile, but I am confident that hit-out will have brought Taikimochi right back on, and the Wyong Gold Cup looks a lovely race for him.

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained gelding has been a great horse for the stable throughout his career, and he has picked off plenty of races like this one along the way.

He has been charged with lugging a hefty topweight, but I think his class will take him a long way towards winning, as will jockey Timmy Clark.

Wyong Gold Cup - 2nd
No. 4 Laure Me In

Laure Me In was an impressive winner of the Premier’s Cup Prelude at Kembla Grange last time, and he too looks primed for another big effort in the Wyong Gold Cup.

Laure Me In has been a stalwart on the Country Cups scene for a few seasons now, and he ended his last prep under the care of David Pfieffer with a lovely win in the Scone Cup.

He has continued to improve with each start since transferring to the care of Matt Dunn this time and finished second in the Grafton Cup, in his start prior to the Premier’s Cup Prelude.

The 2100m is ideal and he is drawn to receive the run of the race from barrier 6.

Wyong Gold Cup - 3rd
No. 2 Dashing Willoughby

British import Dashing Willoughby will make his Australian debut in the Wyong Gold Cup, and I am happy to throw him into my numbers.

The Nathaniel gelding has plenty of talent and ability, and he won each of his first two starts back last time, both black type races, in which he found form around some outstanding gallopers.

He has shown plenty at the trials in the lead-up to his race and anything close to his best would see him into the finish.

Wyong Gold Cup - 4th
No. 5 Berdibek

Berdibek was an impressive winner of the Rowley Mile last time, and getting out to 2100m in the Wyong Gold Cup looks ideal at this point of his preparation.

The Dark Angel gelding has returned several smart performances this time in and raced home well to finish second behind Stockman in the Listed McKell Cup, but was clearly at his best last time.

Hugh Bowman replaces the injured Brenton Avdulla and it is the next obvious target for the horse, he’ll just need plenty of luck after drawing the carpark.