Bramfield is gunning for back-to-back Kimba Cups at Port Lincoln this Sunday.
Trainer Darryl Carrison’s five-year-old mare comes into the $25,000 feature – to be run over 1960m – in good form, after finishing second to Dexter You Devil in the $50,000 Port Lincoln Cup over the same distance earlier this month, splitting the winner and highly rated McEvoy horse Classic Weiwei.
Bramfield won last year’s Kimba Cup – for previous trainer Robert King – while carrying 58kg and will be forced to carry an extra 2kg this year under the same jockey, star SA hoop Todd Pannell.
However, with eight wins and six placings from 18 starts on the track, Bramfield will again be a top fancy with punters.
Neva Doubt Us finished fourth in last year’s Kimba Cup and has been in solid form this year, including a last-start fourth in the Port Lincoln Cup. Neva Doubt Us also boasts plenty of experience on the Port Lincoln track, with nine wins and eight placings from 30 starts – though only one victory from eight at Lincoln over this trip.
The well-travelled Abbi Fede is on the relatively quick back-up after easily taking out the Penong Cup last Saturday, and has a nice weight drop this weekend, with Sairyn Fawke in the saddle.
Others coming through the 2020 Port Lincoln Cup include Dance of Heroes (fifth, beaten 3.80 lengths), Mirthdale (sixth, beaten 4.80 lengths) and Beach God (eighth, beaten 6.80 lengths).
Jockey Ryan Hurdle is riding 2020 Ceduna Cup and Lock Cup winner It’s Humphrey and will be looking to land his second Kimba Cup in the past five years after winning aboard Montalto in 2016.
- Bramfield; 2. Dance of Heroes; 3. Neva Doubt Us; 4. Abbi Fede.