Second attempt at hosting Narrogin Cup for thoroughbreds as Roman Flirt tops entries for $70,000 race

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Clint Johnston-Porter will team up with Adam Durrant in the Narrogin Cup.
Camera IconClint Johnston-Porter will team up with Adam Durrant in the Narrogin Cup. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Narrogin will get another crack at hosting their biggest thoroughbred race on the calendar, with the $70,000 Iron Jack Narrogin Cup (1900m) to be contested on Thursday.

Narrogin Racing were set to run the cup meeting on February 6 but extreme heat forced meetings to be transferred and the Narrogin meeting was moved to Belmont Park.

The Narrogin Cup has attracted a strong field of 10 runners, headlined by stayer and topweight Roman Flirt.

Roman Flirt will carry 60kg for metropolitan co-trainers Ben and Dan Pearce. Alan Kennedy has the ride.

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The Pearce brothers also have Superior Smile engaged.

Beaux Banovic-Edwards gets the Angela Smith trained Corporate Larrikin up to win the 2021 Tabtouch Mt Barker Cup. 
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Camera IconVeteran galloper Corporate Larrikin is in the cup field. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Progressive type Blackwater Bay is entered for leading city trainer Adam Durrant and has the in-form Clint Johnston-Porter aboard.

Blackwater Bay has won his past two races in Mt Barker and Geraldton and has drawn ideally in gate five with 55kg on his back.

Veteran Wagin galloper Corporate Larrikin is also among the field for trainer Angela Smith but has drawn barrier 10.

After a strong run in the Listed Grandstand Cup, Majinika will rate highly for jockey Jade McNaught and trainer Ricky Moss.

The Narrogin Cup is set for 5pm and the eight-race card starts at 1.17pm.

It will be a big week for Narrogin Racing with the $30,000 Narrogin Pacing Cup (2662m) run on Saturday night, pacing starts at 6.25pm.

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