Bippo No Bungus Can Turn Tables Says Parnham

24
Oct

Bippo No Bungus and Son Of Something are set to renew their hostilities in the XXXX Gold Northam Cup (1600m) on Sunday.

The pair clashed over 1650m at Belmont in September with Son Of Something holding honours by a half-length margin.

Punters have stuck solid with Son Of Something who is the $2.50 Tabtouch favourite. Bippo No Bungus is next at $4.60.

Bippo No Bungus, prepared by Neville Parnham, is out to shed a frustrating run of minor placings since returning from Melbourne.

The Dubawi mare, who is closing in on $400,000 in prizemoney, has been placed four times including the past three in succession.

She ran second to Rock Magic in the Farnley Stakes (1400m) and was third behind Sireeze in the Hannans Handicap (1400m).

Bippo No Bungus, drawn the second widest gate in the field of 10, gains an important 1kg weight swing on Son Of Something.

Steven Parnham, who reclaims the Bippo No Bungus mount from brother, Brad, is confident of turning the tables.

“I think she is a very good chance in the race,” said Parnham on Tabradio.

“She has been racing well this preparation without winning.

“Son Of Something is also going well and was strong when winning the other day.

“But I take a fair bit out what Bippo No Bungus has done in track work.

“She impressed me and she goes into the race with very good claims.”

Rebelson should improve on his return run when he ran on strongly from the tail of the field to be placed third and a half-length from Stagnite (1400m) at Belmont three weeks ago.

The Darren McAuliffe-trained five-year-old, a two-time Listed champion, drops 4kg to carry the 55kg minimum.

The Snippetson gelding, $5 on Tabtouch, will jump from barrier eight for William Pike.

Full Steam Ahead and Fancy Feet are the only two other runners under double figure odds at $8 and $8.50 respectively.

Daneclicked is the rank outsider at $31.

The son of Blackfriars holds a solid first up record but trainer Vaughn Sigley indicated on Tabradio he might be in need of the run.

 Julio Santarelli: RWWA