16 March 2011 – Sunday’s $12,000 Loddon Valley Stud Boort Pacing Cup at Lords Raceway Bendigo is shaping up to be an a being an all-star affair. Attracting one of the finest fields in its 33-year history and featuring as the middle leg of the North East Victorian showdown, the Boort Pacing Cup has attracted a super 12 horse line-up which includes, the current Melton Saddlery Victorian Country Cups Championship leader Village Of Dreams – the only horse in the race to start off 30 metres in the 2650 metre handicap. Also engaged are the proven Country Cup winners from the local Glenn Douglas stable, Our Hillview Gold and Stirling Charmer which will step away from a 20 metre mark. The Strathfieldsaye brothers’ Glenn and Daryl’s already have recorded five Boort Cup wins to date. Both Stirling Charmer and Our Hillview Gold have also registered Choice Hotel Country Cup wins this season. The rejuvenated Robert McCartney-trained nine-year-old Star City Roller was brilliantly driven by David Murphy to take out the Wangaratta Pacing Cup at Shepparton last Sunday to leave himself just one win shy of a $1500 bonus available for the first time in 2011. Star City Roller is in the running for the bonus that will be paid to the connections of any pacer that can win two of three Cups – the Wangarrata Cup, Boort Cup and Gunbower Cup, each raced this month. Having drawn to go from gate two after his breakthrough Country Cup victory last start, Star City Roller has a chance to claim the bonus at Lords Raceway. The same $1500 bonus is available to the winner of two of the three Trotters Cups held by the same clubs and despite Wangaratta Cup king Go Ahead Makemyday not nominating for Boort, a dozen very smart square-gaiters will be looking to open their accounts before Gunbower’s marquee meeting in seven days time. Among those set to contest the $12,000 Doyles Boomspraying Boort Trotters Cup are Chris Lang’s super promising square-gaiter Aleppo Sunrise (Ft, 5) and current Maoris Idol Series points leader, the Bendigo trained Lenny Lewis (30m, 13). Hampered by injuries throughout his 88-start career, Lenny Lewis has defied the odds to return to racing this season in peak form and despite starting behind every runner, he appeals as a huge chance to improve upon his fifth place in this race last season. Victory in the 2650-metre stand start staying test would also be welcome reward for his local trainer Alan McIntosh, who has nursed the eight-year-old son of Sundon back to racing to be a dual Country Cup winner already this season. Hosted by Rob Gaylard with support from guest tipster Lisa Justice, Boort’s eight-race card will also feature great dining packages, entertainment from Australia’s Got Talent contestant Alana Conway and plenty of fun and competition where racegoers can win a six day Gold Coast Holiday for two.Kids will be admitted free to Lords Raceway for Boort’s biggest day with all other gate takings to be generously donated to the Charlton Harness Racing Club to aid in their recovery following flood devastation earlier in the year.