GUNNING FOR MORE: Cecily Eaton on Ritchford after the horse's recent win at Tara.
GUNNING FOR MORE: Cecily Eaton on Ritchford after the horse's recent win at Tara.

Tough field for hopefuls vying for cup glory

The consistent Tony Sears trained gelding Mail Escort can win the K and A Building Stanthorpe Cup on Saturday.

Mail Escort is taking on seasoned country gallopers over the 1400 metres with solid form at Eagle Farm at his last three starts.

Mail Escort won and ran second at Ipswich earlier this year over 1350 metres so the distance will prove no obstacle.

Haradify could prove hardest to beat after being freshened up since his last start on September 7.

Better suited to long distances, the climb up the hill before the home turn brings him into contention.

De Bandit Vega has won three out of his last four starts and is suited by the distance.

Ritchford bolted in at Tara last start over 1400 metres and should be competitive.

Splitz ran second to Ritchford last start and is rock hard fit after also running second at Birdsville three starts back.

After recent rain the track and surrounds are in perfect condition for a great day’s racing.