Cup win gives owners a Pocketfullofcash

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    POCKETFULLOFCASH - Photo Jodie Hallows

    HIS connections walked away with a more than handy cheque, but Pocketfullcash is also set to enjoy the fruits of his labour.

    Successful in tonight’s South Australia Trotters’ Cup at Globe Derby, Pocketfullcash will be given a well-deserved break by trainer Paul Fidge.

    With several key targets in his sights, Fidge will freshen the son of Bancoora Left before embarking on another feature campaign.

    “There are a few good local races still to come, which I will aim him at,” Fidge said. “The Gawler Hambletonian and the Gramel Series are two I will definitely be heading towards.

    “For now he will have a short break. I will give him at least a week off and get going again.”

    Should Pocketfullcash continue his solid form during his next preparation, Fidge will also look at travelling with the squaregaiter.

    “The Mildura Trotters’ Cup is also on the radar,” Fidge said. “After that I will take him to Sydney for a few weeks, then leave him there to try and pick up a race or two.

    “He is all but handicapped out of a lot of races here and will get worse after winning the Cup.”

    As for his moment in the spotlight, Pocketfullcash led throughout the Group Two to head a home state quinella as Im Princess Sophie was a game second.

    Victorian raider Zedalite ran his third placing the feature for trainer Brent Lilley.

    “I knew he was feeling good and thought if he led he would take a lot of catching,” Fidge said. “I’m rapt with his run as he just did it so easily in the end.”

    Owned by Wade Knight and Leanne Ferguson, the seven-year-old stretched his record to 18 wins and 19 placings from 70 starts.

    • PAUL COURTS

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