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Deadly Boy a Sure Crowd Favourite on Cup Eve


Drinks will be on the house should Deadly Boy ($4.50 second favourite) win Monday night’s Group 1 Hume Cup (600m) at The Meadows.

Melbourne Cup eve (thoroughbred version) is traditionally a popular night at The Meadows, and the crowd will erupt if Deadly Boy (pictured) wins, because connections will share in a $100,000 bonus on top of the $75,000 first prize.

The Meadows will join in the celebration should Deadly Boy win by having an open bar for five minutes immediately after race (scheduled to run at 9:39pm), with all patrons on course invited to enjoy one free beverage on the house.

Paul Bushell, owner of Deadly Boy’s sire Superman, promised a $100,000 bonus to the connections of the first Superman pup bred after he took ownership of the dog in 2009, that could go on to win a Group 1.

“The promotion has been running since 2009 and there has been a couple of close calls, such as Crump, who made the (Group 1) Maturity last year,” Bushell said.

“If Deadly Boy wins the Hume Cup I’ll be paying $50,000 to his breeder Paul Matthews and the other $50,000 to the owner Tony Forte.”

“The promotion will close at the end of 2014 so this is one of the few chances left for it to go off.”

Steve McKenna, trainer of Deadly Boy, believes the bonus has a good chance of going off.

“He normally begins well and he had the same run home time as ($1.90Fav) My Bro Fabio did in his heat, so if he finds the front he’s going to be hard to run down,” said the trainer from Napoleons.

The Hume Cup will be supported by the $35,000 Group 3 Silver Bullet (525m), and kids on course will receive a free footy and showbag.”

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