Some Day One Day will be out to claim a feature country race double after his exciting victory in the Tabtouch Port Hedland Cup (2200m) on Sunday.
Jockey Colin Haddon says the Tom Pike-trained Someday One Day deserves a shot at the $135,000 Broome Cup (2200m) on August 18.
“You have to have a crack at it to win it,” Haddon said.
“Gloryland looks hard to beat and I hear there might be some big shots from Darwin coming over.
“The Broome Cup is always a mystery race, but you have to be in it to have a chance.”
Someday One Day gave Lancashire-born Haddon his third WA Country Cup since arriving in Australia nearly a decade ago.
Haddon won the Broome Cup with Marseillaise (2012) and partnered Me Hungi to victory in the Carnarvon Cup (2015).
He says Some Day One Day, who started favourite in the Port Hedland Cup, should have won by a bigger margin.
The bay gelding was given a fright by Tell Me This, but fought back and prevailed on the line to score by a head.
In a thrilling finish with a long-head separating the first three placegetters, Tell Me This ran second ahead of Totes Amaze.
“It wasn’t the prettiest of rides and I might have been a little complacent,” Haddon said.
“I had to give him a reminder with the persuader.
“I probably went earlier than I expected.
“But I rode him like the best horse in the race.
“I was quite confident what I had underneath me.
“He should have won by a couple of lengths.”
Someday One Day, who bounced back after a close second in the Roebourne Cup (2200m), took his record to four wins and 16 placings from 39 starts for prize money of $163,830.
Gloryland earned nominal favouritism to land his second straight Broome Cup after blitzing the Kimberley Cup (2020m) field at Broome on Saturday.