Milly out to rain on favourites' parade
Milly Perez will carry the hopes of Shelbourne trainer Larry Eastman in Friday night’s $75,000 Group 2 Decron Cranbourne Gold Cup.
The last-start Charlton Pacing Cup winner comes out of gate 10 in the time-honoured Cranbourne feature race with in-form reinsman John Caldow in the sulky.
Caldow is 10th on the Melton Saddlery State Drivers Premiership with 39 wins this season. He is no stranger to Cranbourne Cup success, winning the race in 1997 with Golden Reign off 50 metres from a standing start.
“She’s a sit-sprint little mare and the long trip doesn’t seem to worry her. If she gets on the back of the right one she’ll be there at the end,” Eastman told Trots Talk this week.
Since the inception of Harness Education & Rehoming Opportunities (HERO) in July, 2015, one constant has been the Victorian trotting industry’s widespread support of the innovative life after racing initiative.