Mornington trainer chasing Wodonga Cup

Patrick Moloney won last year's Wodonga Cup on Loyalty Man. Mornington trainer Logan McGill is chasing this month's race with Gold Fields.
Patrick Moloney won last year's Wodonga Cup on Loyalty Man. Mornington trainer Logan McGill is chasing this month's race with Gold Fields.

Mornington trainer Logan McGill is on the verge of fulfilling a desire to contest the Wodonga Cup (1600m) on November 24.

Gold Fields posted his third win from the last six starts after claiming Saturday’s Ballan Cup (1500m) at Geelong.

“For the last couple of years, I’ve wanted to run the horse in the Wodonga Cup,” McGill said.

“It’s a $90,000 race and I think the track will really suit him, he’s a horse that appreciates a fast-run mile and being a tight, small track, it normally gets speed in those kind of races, so I think he’d be really competitive.”

The gelding failed to qualify for the Country Series final at Flemington last Thursday, so McGill set his sights on Geelong.

“He drew wide, he’s been running super and Brandon (Stockdale) pushed forward and took control of the race,” McGill said.

The Michael Moroney-trained Loyalty Man won last year’s Wodonga Cup.