Terror primed for Cup

LEADING trainer Dean Braun is hoping for a change of luck with his two horses in Saturday's PETstock Bendigo Pacing Cup.

Im Corzin Terror and Mustang Mach will represent Braun in the $50,000 Group Two event and, on their best form, should be right in the finish.

The worry for Braun is the racing gods haven't smiled on the two horses of late.

"Im Corzin Terror is really going terrific, he could have won his past three, but he's just had no luck,'' Braun said

"He was pretty stiff in the Horsham Cup (last Sunday), he was going to be right in the finish but got knocked over at the 400m.

"He's got a good draw this week, so hopefully he'll take up a handy position and be hard to beat."

Mustang Mach has won two Group One races for Braun, but hasn't been the same since falling in last year's Bendigo Pacing Cup.

"He's been very frustrating lately,'' Braun said.

"He is a horse with enough ability to win the race, hopefully he can put it all together.

"I can't fault his work, it's as good as ever.

"If he finds his old form he'd be mighty hard to beat."

Im Corzin Terror, which will be driven by Chris Alford, has been well-supported in early betting.

After opening at $4.20 with TABSportsbet on Thursday, Im Corzin Terror firmed into $3.80 on Friday.

He's on the second line of betting behind favourite Bitobliss, who eased slightly from $1.80 to $1.85.

Wartime Sweetheart is third favourite at $5, ahead of reigning Hunter Cup champion Mah Sish ($8.50).

Smudge Bromac represents good each-way value in the race at $16.

 Mustang Mach is a $41 chance alongside Alchemy and Jazz King.

Uncle Wingnut ($61), Composed ($81), Machin Out ($81), Victoria May ($81) and Exciteusinthecity ($101) are given little chance by punters.

The Cup will be run at 9.30pm.

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