BALLARAT trainer Andrew Payne has chosen to take Pennon to the $15,000 Petrogas Regional Burrumbeet Cup, 1800m, on New Year’sDay.
A four-time country cups winner since arriving from New Zealand, Pennon will carry the top weight of 60 kilograms.
Hometown jockey Tillie Neve will take the ride.
Payne looked at Flemington and Murtoa as alternatives, but chose to make the shortest trip.
He will saddle up three runners at Burrumbeet, with bridesmaid Bank Note in the T.B White and Sons Maiden, 1350m, looking to end a run of three consecutive seconds, and Going Home facing just two rivals in the Eureka Concrete Maiden, 1800m.
The Cup has attracted nine starters, with Pennon one of four from Ballarat district stables.
Terry Kelly has accepted with Deduct, Glen and Barry James with Asset Hound, and Charlie Quick with Saintly Manner.
Kelly and Barry James are past winners of the Cup – Kelly with Skalaad in 2007, and James with Nimble Man in 1990 and Sylvan Heights in 2001.
Saintly Manner will be Quick’s first Burrumbeet Cup runner.
He had only his second win as a trainer this year with Regaliti.
Captain Fancypantz is the class factor.
While the six-year-old did finish well back in his latest assignment, it was in the much stronger Werribee Cup, 2000m.
Leading into that outing, he had finished a close up third to Alyana, at MooneeValley.
Going back earlier in the year, Captain Fancypantz did win the Pakenham Cup, 1750m, and followed that up with fours in the Kilmore and Yarra Valley cups for Cranbourne trainer Cameron Templeton.
Burrumbeet Park and Windermere Racing Club will have seven races on Thursday, with the first event at1.20pm.
The Cup has been programmed as the last race at 5.30pm.
BURRUMBEET CUP1800 metres
1-008 Pennon (1) M.Neve 60kg
2-300 Captain Fancypantz (9) W.J.Egan 59kg
3-078 Loukoumi (8) N Rose 55kg
4-063 Scaredymac (2) B.Thornton (a3) 55kg
5-154 Asset Hound (4) B.Stockdale (a3) 55kg
6-192 A Cool Lago (5) B.Carlile (a1.5) 55kg
7-057 Big Brom (3) N.Stanley 55kg
8-160 Deduct (7) 55kg
9-551 Saintly Manner (6) 55kg
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