Brennan and Grantham chase success in Denmark Cup

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
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Reinsman Michael Grantham after victory for Michael Brennan in Albany previously.
Camera IconReinsman Michael Grantham after victory for Michael Brennan in Albany previously. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Leading trainer-driver combination Michael Brennan and Michael Grantham will return to a happy hunting ground in Albany as they contest the final meeting of the local season, highlighted by tomorrow night’s 2019 Denmark Cup.

Brennan will start strong contender The Kings Assassin in the $10,000 Boston Brewery Denmark Cup (2258m), which has attracted an impressive field of 10 runners.

A winner in Albany three starts back, The Kings Assassin will be driven by Grantham from gate three on the front line in the feature race.

The Kings Assassin ran fourth in Pinjarra on January 28 and then finished 12th over 2130m at Gloucester Park earlier this month but is much more suited to this company.

Brennan has often sent pacers to Albany over the past couple of seasons with plenty of success, and he has six runners engaged at the final meeting of the season at Harold Reid Paceway on Friday.

Last-start winner Secret Delight has been scratched already from the Denmark Cup but other chances include Luis Alberto, who has won back-to-back races and is drawn off barrier one.

Trained by Debra Lewis, Luis Alberto has won consecutive races in Albany and Gloucester Park and driver Jocelyn Young will be in the sulky for the feature race.

Albany will have three local hopes in the main race, which kicks off at 8.30pm, with Lowlands trainer Nathan Dymock starting Celestial Ruler, while Graham Cummins has Righteous Brother engaged and consistent type Magestic Prince will run for Ian Mulcahy.

A bumper 10-race card will round out another big season for the Albany Harness Racing Club, starting at 5.58pm tomorrow.

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