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Trainer Poised for Sentimental Lismore Cup Win
Trainer Julie Pratten has I'll Miss You (Teranaba-Sarab Miss, by Dubai Destination) on song for a sentimental victory in this Thursday's Lismore Cup over 2100m reported racingnsw.com.au. I'll Miss You won the Clarence River JC Ride Like a Girl Handicap over 1610m last start to bring her record to ten wins from 61 starts. It would be really special to win the Cup and we have plenty of reasons," Pratten said. "We have a bit of family history there with my grandfather, Arthur James, who died in 1958 being the last ever farrier based at Lismore. Also, my dad grew up and went to school in Lismore so it would mean the world to the family if the mare could win." Pratten will retain the services of Leah Kilner who won on I'll Miss You at her last start, saying, "She's a smart girl and really listens so we're happy to keep her on. It would be nice to break through here as I'll Miss You was unlucky not to win last year's Cup when shuffled back through the field before the home turn. She has pulled up fine from the Grafton win and there's no doubting her stamina as she has won Grafton's 3120m race two years in a row and holds the track record." The meeting is a Racing NSW Country Showcase meeting that boasts a whopping $345,000 in prizemoney. "The Moët & Chandon Marquee is the premier location on Cup day," said Daniel Kedraika, LTC's functions & operations manager. "It is catered by the award-winning team at The Loft Restaurant Lismore and will feature a premium five-hour drinks package including the famous champagne. The marquee will be on the 100m mark of the home straight and features front row seats to the Fashions on the Field event. And the Furphy Garden Party is another new enclosure on Lismore Cup Day, located in the Garden Corners of the course. The Furphy Garden Party has a private bar, outdoor seating and a live band playing throughout the afternoon. Garden Party punters also receive a lunch voucher to the food truck of their choice and a drink on arrival. We're looking at record bookings for corporate sites this year with six food trucks featuring bratwurst, gyoza, paella and much more. And bands and DJs will keep the party going between races with complimentary buses to the track from Lismore CBD."