Sydney Cup special – How racing fans on Twitter see it

Craig Williams Big Duke
Big Duke will be ridden by Glen Boss in the Sydney Cup on Saturday, after Craig Williams (pictured) was suspended. The race is being re-run after the horror fall on April 8.

THE unfortunate events of day two of The Championships a fortnight ago overshadowed what was a successful carnival, but the re-scheduling of the Sydney Cup gives racing enthusiasts the chance to see another group one race on a stand-alone day

There is plenty of news heading into the re-run of the $2 million race, and social media is buzzing with chatter about Saturday afternoon’s feature at Randwick.

Race favourite Big Duke confirmed for Sydney Cup

After starting the original running of the Sydney Cup as a $2.80 favourite, there was no greater beneficiary of the re-scheduling of the race than Big Duke.

The Darren Weir runner struggled in the run, and would not have made an impact if the race continued.

There was no guarantees Big Duke would take its place in the re-running of the race despite being the $3.20 favourite in’s all-in market, but the horse’s place was locked away on Wednesday.

The regular rider for the galloper was ruled out midweek.

Which lead the team to enlist the services of a certain big-race hoop.

Glen Boss was confirmed as the new jockey for Big Duke after regular rider Craig Williams suspension was dismissed.

The multiple-time Melbourne Cup winning jockey was happy to be selected for the big race.

After a stint in Singapore, it was fair to say the Australian fans are happy the Bossman is back in the country.

Not everyone is convinced the favourite will have a walk in the park on Saturday though.

Who Shot Thebarman is a $13 outsider at, but one punter believes it is the horse to beat heading into the weekend.

We are not sure which way the group one will go, we are just hoping for a race without incident.

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