Swacadelic scores big triumph in Terang Cup

RAPT: Aaron Purcell's Swacadelic used its heavy track expertise to take out the prestigious Terang Cup on Sunday. Picture: Morgan Hancock
RAPT: Aaron Purcell's Swacadelic used its heavy track expertise to take out the prestigious Terang Cup on Sunday. Picture: Morgan Hancock

SWACADELIC’S ability to handle heavy tracks enabled the seven-year-old to score a dogged victory in  the $50,000 Terang Cup on Sunday.

The Germany bred stayer trained by Aaron Purcell  defeated Survived and Straight Jacket on a heavy ten rated track after rain fell during the day.

Purcell said Swacadelic was on track to run in the $200,000 Warrnambool Cup on May 3 – a race he ran third in 2016.

I just hope we get similar conditions for the Warrnambool Cup.

Aaron Purcell

“I think he’s a better horse this year leading into the Warrnambool Cup than in 2016,” he said.

“He loves wet tracks and he got that in the Terang Cup. I just hope we get similar conditions for the Warrnambool Cup.

“He ran a top race to finish second in the Stawell Cup when he resumed from a break.

“He’s been competitive in very good class races during his career in Australia.

“It was a very good ride by Jordan Childs.

“The run has just topped off his fitness for the Warrnambool Cup.”

Linda Meech took the riding honours winning three races on the eight race program. Meech was successful on Esthetic, Henpecker and Inn Keeper while Ciaron Maher was the leading trainer with two winners.