Billy Badger winning the Winter Cup in the hands of John Dunn. Photo: Trish Dunell.
Trainer Robert Dunn has confirmed a New Zealand Cup campaign is in the plans for last week’s excellent Winter Cup winner at Alexandra Park, Billy Badger.
“After that win I sat down with (son) Johnny and (owners) the Gordons and we had a good talk about it.
“We think he deserves a crack at the top company so, he’s going to have a brief spell now while we map out some races for him.
“He’ll head back down south, because you just can’t risk doing a spring preparation up here unfortunately.
“It’s too much of a risk that the races won’t get off the ground.
“It looks like we’ll have him, Captain Dolmio and Alta Orlando for the Cup, which I think gives us three strong chances in what looks like being an open year.”