Blacker confident of Longford Cup success without favourite Swoop Dog

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December 31 2021 - 8:00pm
SAME AGAIN: Glass Warrior (Kyle Maskiell) wins the 2021 Longford Cup. Trainer John Blacker is chasing his third successive cup on Saturday.
SAME AGAIN: Glass Warrior (Kyle Maskiell) wins the 2021 Longford Cup. Trainer John Blacker is chasing his third successive cup on Saturday.
Jo Dina (Gareth Rattray) scores at Carrick to give Ben Yole an outright win in the national title. Pictures: Paul Scambler
Jo Dina (Gareth Rattray) scores at Carrick to give Ben Yole an outright win in the national title. Pictures: Paul Scambler
Plunge horse and 1.56.7 winner Wayonbye with driver Dylan Ford and part-owner Chloe Ford.
Plunge horse and 1.56.7 winner Wayonbye with driver Dylan Ford and part-owner Chloe Ford.

Trainer John Blacker is confident he can win a third successive Longford Cup on Saturday even though his highest-rated horse has been scratched.

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Greg Mansfield

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Racing writer at The Examiner since 1978

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