Ample Warning Wins Temora Cup

THE Ladbrokes Temora Cup for 2019 has made its way back to Victoria after the Graham Glass-trained Ample Warming made a one act affair of Sunday night’s $10,000 to-the-winner final.

Adam Dobbin

11 March 2019

THE Ladbrokes Temora Cup for 2019 has made its way back to Victoria after the Graham Glass-trained Ample Warming made a one act affair of Sunday night’s $10,000 to-the-winner final.

“It was a top night, the club put on a great show and couldn’t have been any more helpful, the track was in good shape as well – they do all they can for you,” said trainer Graham Glass.

“I like to try and get up to Temora for the Cup with the right dog and I thought Ample Warning would be suited there. He’s been a terrific dog for me, I got him after a couple of wins from a good friend Brett Bravo and I’ve won 14 with him now, he’s a very good dog but can be a bit of a funny bugger, but he’s my best mate and I’m his.”

Winner at 16 of his 40 starts and $33,000 in prizemoney, Ample Warning is a son of Fernando Bale out of former top flight race bitch Secret Spell, owned by Paul and Michelle Westerveld of Meticulous Lodge.

“They texted me before I’d even got him out of the catching pen to congratulate us,” added Glass.

“In his heat win you could tell he was a bit strange to the track and stargazed a bit but in the final, when he jumped in front, I knew he’d be very hard to beat, he has terrific muster and really drives into the first corner a few dogs off the fence.

“Me and my two boys Robbie and Ricky had something on him at the $16.00 as well but we were worried about Nangar Gift in the red for Dennis Barnes.”

Glass said all things being equal, the Temora Cup winner may step out again this weekend.

“I’m thinking about nominating him for The Meadows this Saturday night, he’s pulled up really good and he’s a great traveler so that’s taken nothing out of him.”

Clocking 26.06 to win Sunday’s cup, Ample Warning defeated Alpine Little by 1 ¾ lengths with race favourite Nangar Gift third another neck away.

On a night of terrific racing out of Temora, the Ruth Matic-trained Embye broke the 570m track record with a 16 ¼ length 32.71 success, the son of Keybow’s 10th victory from 27 starts.

In the Temora Cup Consolation, Bathurst 450m track record holder Double Up Dee proved too classy, the son of Dyna Double One defeating Cee Me Explode by a neck in 26.22.