On the rise

KING’S a Star won the $50,000 1900 metre Ord Minnett Traralgon Cup yesterday in front of a bumper crowd at Glenview Park.

The Mark Loft-trained bay gelding, ridden by Ruth Bradley, beat out favourite Two Sugars and Danny Curran’s Niptious in the final race on the card.

High profile trainer Mick Price had a big day with three winners: Resemblance in race two, Sir Anthony in race five and General Offer in race six.

Trafalgar’s Mick Templeton had a second place runner in Damky in the first race of the day, the $15,000 three year-old Maiden Plate.

The track was upgraded to a good three after the fourth race of the day continuing Glenview Park’s tradition of excellent surfaces this year.

The Traralgon Cup was run as the last race on the program this year as a Latrobe Valley Racing Club initiative to maximise interest levels for the duration of the event.

Country Racing Victoria chief executive Scott Whiteman endorsed the move.

LVRC’s next meeting will be midweek racing in March.