Murray Bridge Cup Winner Ballarat Cup Bound

WEBLEC Ranger will head towards the Group 2 Ballarat Cup series in April after his Murray Bridge Cup triumph on Sunday for trainer Angela Langton.

David Brasch

21 March 2022

WEBLEC Ranger will head towards the Group 2 Ballarat Cup series in April.

Trainer and part-owner, Angela Langton, announced these plans after Weblec Ranger (Kinloch Brae-Weblec Rose) led throughout to win the Group 3 Murray Bridge Cup (455m) on Sunday night.

He scored by a length and a half over Mr Ticket with Fantastic Victor in third.

It brought up his ninth win in 31 starts and took his stakes to $64,000.

Trackside were joint owners Nev Loechel and Jeff Weber to celebrate the victory.

“I’m told a great night was had,” said Angela. “Nev and Jeff had a heap of friends, farmer friends and footy friends there to see him win.

“Apparently it was a great turnout to cheer him on.”

Angela was surprised the dog drifted out to start $5.50 in the final behind kennelmate Weblec Jet at $3.10.

Weblec Jet is trained by Angela’s partner Jeff Britton.

“I think the locals don’t like the eight box at Murray Bridge so that’s probably why he started at those odds despite running the fastest of the heats.

“It was great to see Ranger begin as well as he did, then hold his line to the first turn to win,” she said.

“Jet began well but just could not hold his ground coming to the first turn. He’s been running 600 metres so that takes a bit off them early.”

Weblec Jet is now likely to head to Wentworth Park for the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg series.