The exciting Nellie Noodles is a close relative of 2005 Sandown Cup runner up Texas Gold and holds three track records from just 10 race starts. She will make her first start in group race company on Thursday night and has been pitted against reigning National Distance champion Jarvis Bale who is vying for a remarkable 22nd Group race final.
Darren McDonald, recently trained Cosmic Rumble to win Australia’s richest sprinting prize in the Golden Easter Egg, is preparing a four pronged attack on Australia’s richest staying prize.
Guacamole will join recent arrivals Pure Inspiration, Countess Of Cork and Reign Over Me as the Devon Meadows mentor seeks a first Sandown Cup title.
The first of four heats will be run at 7.44pm. The boxdraw for the final to be run on Thursday 13 May will be conducted on course following race 8 and will be available here soon afterwards.