SA TROTS Can history repeat itself for Cavallaro team

ASTUTE horseman Paul Cavallaro hopes history can repeat itself this weekend.

Contesting South Australia’s various country cups last season, Cavallaro capped off the circuit by capturing the Final – SA Pacing Cup – with Wrangler.

This time around Cavallaro has competed on the tweaked circuit with Culture King, which will contest Saturday night’s decider.

Part of the adjusted series saw the Port Pirie Cup elevated as the Final, with Culture King drawn perfectly in the $25,000 feature.

To be driven by Greg Rogers, the son of Art Major will begin from the pole.

Culture King qualified for the event thanks to his seconds in the Kapunda and Gawler Cups.

“I couldn’t be happier with his draw,” Cavallaro said. “He should be able to hold up from there and lead as he has beaten those on his outside at the start before.

“He’s had no luck with the draws on the circuit and was due for something to go his way.

“Forget he went around last weekend as he got poleaxed and lost all chance, but his two runs prior when runner-up from bad draws, were very pleasing.”

Cavallaro will also be represented by Uncle Louis in the Trotters’ Cup, with the son of Majestic Son the sole backmarker on 30 metres.

Uncle Louis overcame the same mark to capture the Kapunda Cup while figuring among the placings in the Strathalbyn and Gawler Cups.

“The 2530 metres will suit him as it gives him more time to get into the race and navigate the large field,” Cavallaro said.

“With a touch of good luck one, or both of them, can win on the day.”


Photo:  Walter Bulyga