J G Nelson Cup Heats Highlight Launceston Card
QUALITY heats of the time-honoured J G Nelson Cup series will be decided over the 515 metre journey in Launceston on Monday night.
5 July 2021
The LGRC members’ incentive series is split into four divisions with division 4 for the grade 6 runners, division 3 for grade 5, division 2 for grade 4 and division 1 for grades 1, 2 and 3.
The heats will make up nine of the 11 races on the program.
Trained at Longford by David Crosswell, Highland Wonder is from the outstanding Aston Dee Bee – She’s All Class litter which also includes last week’s Brisbane Cup heat winner Wynburn Sheean.
Highland Wonder is a winner of seven races from 38 starts and two from 11 on the Launceston track with a best time of 29.82.
Early predicted markets have him $5.50 third favourite behind the Butch Deverell-trained Pair’s Six at $2.60 and Blake Pursell’s Sprint Gordon at $3.00.
The first four placegetters from both division 1 heats will progress to the final next Monday night.
In the first of the division 4 heats, unbeaten youngster Miss Avatar is out to make it four straight wins with a successful Launceston debut.
The Ted Medhurst-trained daughter of Sh Avatar is quoted at $1.26 ahead of Little Blue Man at $4.20.