IN-FORM mare Butter Cup will continue her busy schedule with another appearance at Globe Derby on the weekend.
Stating the daughter of Betting Line “thrives on regular racing” trainer Nick Tardio has nominated Butter Cup for Saturday night’s meeting.
Given Butter Cup boasts three wins and a second from her last seven starts, it’s difficult to argue with Tardio’s assessment.
Those seven outings have been during the past three weeks, including Butter Cup’s victory at headquarters yesterday.
The four-year-old also won at the same circuit two days earlier!
“She thrives on regular racing, so she will go around again on Saturday night,” Tardio said. “The theory of ‘train them lightly and race them hard’ is working out for her, so I’ll keep following the same routine.
“It’s a preferential draw on Saturday night, and based on the noms she will draw one or two, which should see her right in the thick of the action.”
Driven by Bernadette Page during her latest triumph, Butter Cup was eased away from barrier five to settle towards the tail of the field as Sutter Man led the pack in ‘Indian file’.
Four-wide around the final bend, Butter Cup sustained a strong sprint to score by two metres from Sutter Man.
Always Torque Tome was two-and-a-half metres away third in 2:00.6 over 2230 metres.
“I was extremely confident with her yesterday as I felt she was unbeatable,” Tardio said. “She is a nice mare, which is improving all the time, and I think she will get better as she keeps going along.”