Paul pockets top trot cups

Did you know South Australia’s current top harness racing trotter can be found right here in Two Wells?
Trainer and driver, Paul Fidge and his horse Pocketfullofcash, are taking the harness racing world by storm, winning four major cup races and setting the industry abuzz with their blistering form.
A little under six months ago Paul had never won a cup race in harness racing but what a difference a few months makes, with four on the mantelpiece thanks to his star horse.
The big six-year-old bay gelding, fondly known as “Bandit” at the stable, had a bit of a name for himself as hard to handle.
He galloped as much as he trotted, had temper tantrums and was rattled at races. But patience and persistence has paid off for Paul, with the horse finding his stride and hitting his straps recently.
“He’s always been a good horse,” Paul explained.
“He won eight races last season but he’s just matured more to take on the open class this season and has already won eight races.
“He’s always had the ability and we’ve persevered with him.
“He’s matured a lot and I think next season, when he comes back from a break, he’ll be even better.”
The pair have under their belts the Victor Harbor Cup, the Fred Jones Memorial Cup, The Gramel Trotters Cup and the Gawler Hambeltonian Trotters Cup, which is a rare feat for the same horse to win them all, especially with interstate competition in the mix. In their sights now is the Bendigo Cup on June 11, where Pocketfullofcash will come up against some tough competition.
“He’s up to the Victorians though,” Paul said quietly.
“He’ll come off the front (no handicap), which will be good for him. We’re in with a chance.”
And that folks is all you need – a chance. This team is definitely one to keep an eye on. Best of luck in Bendigo.

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