Local Hero Prince Of Capers Tackles 2013 Hawkesbury Gold Cup

August 21st, 2013

Trainer Tony McEvoy is hopeful that Prince Of Capers will be able to use his home track advantage to win the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup tomorrow August 22, 2013.

Prince Of Capers is trained at Hawkesbury Race Course and will know every single of blade of grass on the track going into the 2013 Hawkesbury Gold Cup.

The veteran eight-year-old gelding has won 10 of his 54 race starts and has earned more than $400,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

Prince Of Capers placed third in the Coffs Harbour Cup last start and will be out to go two places better in the 2013 Hawkesbury Gold Cup.

McEvoy does not believe the 2013 Hawkesbury Gold Cup is out of Prince Of Caper’s reach.

Prince Of Capers

Prince Of Capers (outside) will target tomorrow's 2013 Hawkesbury Gold Cup. Picture by Steve Hart.

“There’s got to be a home town advantage so let’s hope it comes into play,” McEvoy said.

“He has been absolutely amazing for the stable.

“Every stable would like one like him because he’s honest and he gives everything he’s got.”

The trainer believes that Prince Of Caper’s fitness will have improved off his Coff’s Harbour up run.

“I think he was six-and-a-bit weeks between runs and he showed a lot of courage,” McEvoy said of Prince Of Caper’s Coffs Cup run.

Prince Of Capers has drawn barrier 10 in the 2013 Hawkesbury Gold Cup and will be ridden by jockey Robert Thompson in the race,

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