Sigley Looking To Go One Better In Albany Cup

2
Apr

Trainer Vaughn Sigley is hoping Daneclicked can go one better when he tackles the $100,000 XXXX Albany Cup (2100m) on Sunday.

Daneclicked came agonisingly close to taking out last year’s Albany Cup but was denied by the might of the Durrant stable and Peck.

Daneclicked hit the front at the top of the straight and looked to have the race in his keeping before Peck arrived with a well-timed run.

Peck won’t be back to defend his title but the presence of Durrant remains large with Ora Dare and Marden in with solid claims.

The pair are chasing consecutive features after Ora Dare won the Geraldton Cup (2100m) and Marden the Mount Barker Cup (2000m).

Daneclicked returns to have another crack at the Albany Cup after being placed in three of his past fourth starts to Dragonlead and Already Famous.

But despite his consistency the son of Blackfriars will have to shed a long losing drought with his previous victory coming almost two years ago.

“He has been pretty consistent without winning a race,” said Sigley.

“Last year he just got beaten in the last stride so I’m hoping he likes it down in Albany.

“He is always around the place and is one of those horses that is pretty hard to dismiss.

“He hasn’t won one for a while so I’m looking forward to a win with him.”

Daneclicked is one of the few Sigley members that hasn’t fired in recent months with Black Heart Bart, Dawn Approach and He Or She have leading the stable charge.

The Lark Hill horseman is looking to pinch his second Great Southern feature after Dawn Approach won the Mungrup Stud Sprint (1300m) in January.

Earlier on the Albany Cup meeting Sigley will saddle Bornani and Glacial Drift with the former racing wide from the 600m when 10th of 15 to Slick Talker at Pinjarra last week.

The My Atacanta gelding hasn’t been placed in three starts but wasn’t too far away from Lunar Eclipse when sixth on debut at Bunbury.

The form reference is strong with Lunar Eclipse advancing to Ascot and posting a top win over Secret Nova and Cuanzo.

Bornani, drawn in barrier three for Takahide Ikenushi, lines up in the TAB Supports 10th Albany Light Horse Troop Maiden (1232m).

“He didn’t have any favours from the gate at Pinjarra and had to do it a bit hard,” said Sigley.

“His first-up run was good.

“He has done well and come through it all good so hopefully he can turn it around.”

Glacial Drift steps out for his third career start after enjoying no luck and finishing well back from Nat The Fyfe over 1300m at Pinjarra a week ago.

Sigley believes a step up to the Amazing Albany @Easter Maiden (1620m) could be to the four-year-olds liking.

“He had the same story as Bornani with an outside barrier and didn’t have much chance,” said Sigley.

“He is doing well and I thought the mile would better suit him.”

Glacial Drift and jockey Mitchell Pateman will jump from barrier eight.

julio Santarelli: RWWA