1 January 2011
With the Inter Dominion scratched off Melpark Major's to do list in the New Year, Bacchus Marsh trainer Alan Tubbs will concentrate on winning as many big 'local" majors as he can. First big assignment for 2011 is the $50,000 Group 2 PETstock Bendigo Pacing Cup. Tubbs indicated at the Victoria Cup that Melpark Major's travelling days were over and he confirmed this week that the New Year plans are to remain close to home. "We will make the right decisions now and stay around home," Tubbs said. "We won't travel and the Inter Dominion in Christchurch and the SA Pacing Cup in Adelaide are off his list."
Instead Melpark Major will add plenty of class to the Victorian races at home base, Tabcorp Park Melton and the Country Cups. Melpark Major finished second to Mister Swinger (Geoff Webster) on New Years Eve in the last race for 2010 at Melton. He will contest another Free For All at Tabcorp Park this week before lining up in the PETstock Group 2 Bendigo Pacing Cup on 15 January at Lord's Raceway. - David Aldred