Pacorus ready for NZ Cup

Pacorus and regular rider Viktoria Gatu scoring an easy win in the Kaponga Hotel Egmont Cup.

Pacorus and regular rider Viktoria Gatu scoring an easy win in the Kaponga Hotel Egmont Cup.

New Zealand Cup fancy Pacorus has a clean bill of health ahead of the Riccarton carnival.

A $7 chance for the Gr.3 Christchurch Casino-sponsored feature on November 12, results of a blood test last Monday showed he bounced back after being off colour last week.

“It’s just one of those things and he’s fine now,” said trainer Chris Wood. “I’ll potter around with him and he’s booked on a flight on Thursday week.”

Pacorus has won six of his last eight starts, including the Egmont and Mitchelson Cups, and is third in the order of priority for the 3200-metre feature.

–NZ Racing Desk