TERANG Racing Club officials are disappointed with the depth of runners at its cup meeting on Sunday but are prepared to wear the results.
The club was originally to host its cup meeting on April 9 but it was washed out after one race following heavy rain.
The cancellation forced officials to seek another date from Racing Victoria for the $50,000 cup.
With numerous meetings run over Easter last week and the upcoming Warrnambool carnival less than a fortnight away, the only alternative was Sunday.
Club manager Karen Van Kempen said Sunday's $50,000 cup field was not the strongest race.
“We’re disappointed we've only got the seven races and a couple of small fields,” Van Kempen said.
“It's no one’s fault – it happens when you have a transferred meeting.
“We would have loved to have more runners in the cup but you've got to remember the Stawell Cup was run on Easter Sunday.
“It's had a big impact on our cup this Sunday.
“Hamilton raced on Friday and had good fields for their eight races.
“We're just glad of the support we received from Racing Victoria, so we could run the cup and the minor races so trainers can prepare their runners for the Warrnambool carnival.”
The cup, which is set down to be run at 3.05pm, only has seven runners.
Two are trained by Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir, who has stables in Warrnambool.
He saddles up Falago and Ancient King in the 2150-metre race.
Warrnambool’s famous three-day carnival starts on Tuesday, May 2, before finishing on May 4.