ALL eyes will be focused on the $35,000 Hamilton Pacing Cup on Sunday as a stack of speedy stars attempt to break the one minute, 50 second mile rate for the new-look race over 1660 metres.
The club's bold call to move its annual feature race to a sprint (1660m) has drawn a stellar line-up of talent, headlined by rising south-west superstar Lumineer and the Emma Stewart-trained thunderbolt Hurricane Harley.
But as much as things change, some things remain the same.
Kerryn and Peter Manning will play major roles in the speed test as Peter saddles up bombproof mare Reciprocity.
Kerryn has City of Melton Plate winner Duke Of Wellington, a former Kiwi who has made a big impression since arriving in Australia, and last year's favourite Stroke Of Luck.
With exciting pacers like the Terang-trained Nancys Boy, Idealsomemagic also lining up, it shapes as one of the most intriguing Hamilton Cups in recent memory.
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