MUNCE CHASING HISTORIC CUP WIN

MUNCE CHASING HISTORIC CUP WIN

Chris Munce has the chance to create history on Saturday and become the first person to claim the Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m) as both a jockey and trainer.

Munce won the Listed feature on Oompala in 1994 and will rely on First Crush this weekend in his attempt to seal the famous double.

Munce concedes First Crush is a little down on form since his Listed Grafton Cup (2350m) triumph but is hopeful the seven-year-old can turn it around.

“He’s an older horse now and he had a long campaign last preparation,” Munce said.

“After Grafton he went to Sydney and ran in the Premier’s Cup then he ran in the Newcastle Cup. He’s been racing in much harder company this time where he’s been up against Group 2 and Group 3 horses. For some reason he doesn’t race at his best at Eagle Farm and some horses are just like that.”

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