Warrnambool trainer Aaron Purcell to battle Darren Weir powerhouse in Terang Cup

BATTLING THE BEST: Warrnambool trainer Aaron Purcell must overcome Victoria's leading trainer Darren Weir if he's to win the Terang Cup on Sunday. Picture: Morgan Hancock
BATTLING THE BEST: Warrnambool trainer Aaron Purcell must overcome Victoria's leading trainer Darren Weir if he's to win the Terang Cup on Sunday. Picture: Morgan Hancock

WARRNAMBOOL trainer Aaron Purcell has his fingers crossed imported galloper Swacadelic can upstage Darren Weir’s four runners to win the $50,000 Terang Cup on Sunday.

Victoria’s leading trainer Weir appears to have a stranglehold on the 2150-metre race, saddling up Falago, Yogi, Ancient King and Chequered Flag.

Swacadelic’s second-placing in the Stawell Cup on Easter Sunday has Purcell buoyant about the seven-year-old’s chances.

“It was a top run by Swacadelic in the Stawell Cup,” he said. “It’ll be his first start at Terang. He’s had a few training gallops at the track and I think he’ll really appreciate the long home straight.

“We took him to Camperdown last Monday for his last gallop before the Terang Cup. He worked strongly and I’m really happy with him leading into the race.”

Swacadelic, who ran third in last year’s Warrnambool Cup, is being aimed at this year’s edition of the feature flat race on the last day of the Warrnambool May Carnival.

Warrnambool trainers Patrick Ryan and Symon Wilde have multiple runners in the Terang Cup. Ryan accepted with Ivan Grozny and I’ll’ava’alf while Gold Medals and Straight Jacket face the starter for Wilde.