Elms To Run in Stoney Creek Cup on Sunday

Mar 08, 2014

The $70,000 Stoney Creek Cup on Sunday is the next target for our grand old stayer ELMS as he starts to get up in distance now to journeys that are more to his liking.

A winner two starts ago over a shorter trip, Elms wasn't disgraced last time out when fifth but only 3 3/4 lengths from the winner in a race that wasn't run to suit. With a much more genuine tempo likely in a country cup event, he should be coming into his own especially being on the minimum weight.

Trainer Luke Oliver has the gelding rock hard fit and whilst not being overly confident of success, he did say he'll be thereabouts at the finish.