Up Cups to tackle Group 2 Adelaide Cup

Mar 02, 2016

Courtesy of Tasracing.com.au 02/03/16. HOBART and Launceston Cups winner Up Cups will head interstate next week with the Group 2 Adelaide up his main mission.

Up Cups has taken all before him in Tasmania winning the two major cups as well as the two prime lead-up races to the Hobart Cup in the Brighton Cup and weight-for-age Summer Cup.

Connections opted to bypass the Roy Higgins Quality over 2600 metres at Flemington on Saturday opting to go straight to Adelaide.

Travel plans have been arranged with the horse to be accompanied by his trainer David Brunton and the horse's regular jockey David Pires with Pires to ride all of the gelding's trackwork in preparation for the Adelaide Cup assault.

Up Cups will travel by sea aboard the Spirit of Tasmania next Monday night and he will be driven to Ballarat for an overnight stay and then be floated to Adelaide the next day.

The Adelaide Cup will be run at Morphettville on Monday week, March 14.