Pakenham jumps debut on agenda for Tassie stayer

Former Launceston Cup winner Genuine Lad is likely to make his jumps debut at Pakenham next Sunday.

Former Cup winner Genuine Lad is ready to embark on new career path

Former Cup winner Genuine Lad is ready to embark on new career path

Launceston part-owner Maurice Mace said the six-year-old had won a hurdle trial at Cranbourne earlier this month and his Caulfield trainer Robert Smerdon had high hopes that he would make a success of his new career.

“The plan is to start him off at Pakenham unless Robert changes his mind,” Mace said.

Genuine Lad had his second run after a spell at Caulfield on Saturday and Mace was pleased with his sixth behind Boom Time in a $100,000 race over 2425 metres.

The gelding has won six races and $286,000 with his career highlight being his win over Banca Mo and Geegees Blackflash in the 2015 Launceston Cup.

Mace is also a part-owner of veteran Adelaide sprinter Riziz who won a $100,000 listed race at Oakbank on Saturday.

Riziz is being set for the Goodwood Handicap.

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