No luck for local trainers on Cup day

BENDIGO trainers walked away from Bendigo Cup day a frustrated crew.
Nanjing Night Net

Michael Rodd and Windfleet after they finished third in race two.

The local trainers supported the feature meeting strongly, but no-one was able to taste success.

Danny Curran had a shot at the stumps in the Cup with his mare Caves.

The stayer travelled well in the run, but she didn’t have the class to go with her more seasoned rivals in the home straight.

Jockey Nikita Beriman didn’t push Caves out in the final 200m and the mare finished last in the field of nine.

For Bendigo trainer Shane Fliedner, his four-year winning run on Bendigo Cup day came to a grinding halt on Wednesday.

Fliedner went into the meeting with high hopes that one of his eight runners would maintain his Cup day streak.

Despite most of his horses running well, the streak was broken at four.

Fliedner’s best hope for the day was in the final event where Silent Man was well-backed into favouritism.

The four-year-old travelled back in the field and didn’t warm up until the final 100m, flashing home to run third behind Sir Mask.

It was the second time in three starts this campaign that Silent Man has run third.

Fliedner’s other placing for the day came in the opening event when Blessings ran a gallant third behind Lock And Load.

Fellow Bendigo trainer Shaun Dwyer endured a frustrating Bendigo Cup day.

Dwyer saddled up four runners for the day and went home with three third placings and a fifth placing.

Windfleet had no luck at all in the second event of the day.

Ridden by Michael Rodd, Windfleet was held up for the majority of the home straight before storming home to run third to Margin Trader.

Promising mare Never Give An Inch came from last to run third behind Seul Spirit in race five, while Inkjet Sprinter returned to something like its best form in running third to the smart Tansy in the following event.

Dwyer has always had a good opinion of Da Paolino.

The four-year-old gelding returned from a long spell with a fifth placing in the final event of the day.

Da Paolino will be better suited when it gets out beyond 1600m.

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