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Raymond Connors won’t be going to Warrnambool with Hurry Cane.

Connors qualified the horse for the Jericho Cup in Victoria at New Pymouth on Saturday . He finished third, but Connors said he still fell short of expectations and that he he would be staying home.He had gone for a spell…

The Neil O’Dowd-trained Aigne booked his ticket when he strode clear in the run home to take out the NZB Airfreight Road To The Jericho (3210m) at New Plymouth.

The race carried a special bonus with a guaranteed start in the A$300,000 Haymes Paint Jericho Cup (4600m) at Warrnambool on December 1 on offer.

The Jericho Cup was established to commemorate the centenary of a race run on the desert sands in Palestine in World War I to divert attention from the Australian Light Horse’s charge at Beersheba.

The race is restricted to Australian and New Zealand-bred horses with the inaugural event won by the New Zealand-bred High Mode in 2018.

‘:’He will go for a little bit of a spell now and then come back in and we will go (to the Jericho Cup).”

The victory was Aigne’s sixth from 26 career starts and added to a red-letter day for the younger riding brigade at New Plymouth with five of the first six races taken by apprentice jockeys. – caption RAY CONNORS

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