Local star Mighty Lucky heads the 10 entries for the Gosford Gold Cup with leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller nominating three for the Listed race.
Waller’s entries for Friday’s 2100m event include Loophole and Dance Of Heroes who will both be on a six-day back-up.
Loophole won over 1900m at Rosehill on Saturday with Dance Of Heroes third in the same race.
Telepathic is the third entry from the Waller stable as she steps back up in distance from her two unplaced starts at 1600m since her ATC Cup win at the end of November.
“At this stage both Loophole and Dance Of Heroes will run at Gosford along with Telepathic,” Waller said.
At his first start beyond 1600m, Mighty Lucky claimed a dominant win in the Group Three Summer Cup (2000m) on Boxing Day.
With regular rider Nathan Thomas’s move back to Queensland, Kathy O’Hara snared the ride on the Fred Cowell-trained gelding who overhauled Group One placegetter Junoob to win by 2-1/4 lengths.
A resurgent Destiny’s Kiss will run for the Joe Pride stable after a close third over 1600m at Randwick on Boxing Day, his best performance for 18 months.
Destiny’s Kiss finished third in the 2014 Gosford Cup won by Midsummer Sun who also won last year but has since been disqualified because of a drug positive.
Oriental Lady was awarded the race at the end of an inquiry into the Sam Kavanagh-trained gelding returning illegal levels of cobalt.
She won’t be there this year and Lees will have to rely on Award Season.
Gai Waterhouse has two entries – Pheidon and Kontiki Dane – in the race which was a milestone for the champion trainer when Moods gave her a first stakes win in 1992.
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