Kansas The Big Improver For Queensland Cup

TOP stayer Zipping Kansas is feeling better than his trainer Jason Magri but both will venture to Albion Park for the heats of the Queensland Cup.

David Brasch

28 June 2022

TOP stayer Zipping Kansas is feeling much better than his trainer Jason Magri but both will venture to Albion Park on Thursday night for the heats of the lucrative Group 1 Queensland Cup (710m).

“I’ve got the flu, had it for two and a half weeks,” said Jason.

“But, I’ll be in the car Thursday morning for the drive to Albion Park with Zipping Kansas.”

FIELDS AND FORM ALBION PARK THURSDAY NIGHT

Zipping Kansas (Superior Panama-Zipping Katelyn) ventured north last week but was severely checked at the first turn which Magri says cost him at least six lengths.

He recovered to get third in the Group 3 Super Stayers behind Bedrock Fred which reeled off a sensational 41.42.

“My bloke ran 41.90 after copping that check,” said Jason.

Zipping Kansas has drawn the six box in his heat of the Cup and comes up against Jason Thompson’s Collinda Patty in the eight.

“She’s a really good bitch,” said Jason. “I had her here when she was sent up for The 715 at The Gardens.

“She will be with Tony (Brett) in Queensland and be hard to beat.”

Magri rues the fact Zipping Kansas can be a slow beginner.

“He doesn’t come out,” said Jason. “I’ve been working on it for a while but he can be a bit over the top so we can’t really do box work with him.

“I’ve tried to change his training to get him to come out better.”

Magri loves Albion Park for his dog.

“It’s such a spacious track and suits a dog like him,” he said.

Zipping Kansas, the Bulli track record holder has been a major player in group races for some time, finishing second in the Vic Peters as a pup and been a finalist in the Association Cup and Gold Cup at Wentworth Park.

“Yes, he’s got to get the breaks on Thursday night,” said Magri.

He laments that a few days in Brisbane last week seemed to get rid of his flu.

“I was feeling much better but by Saturday when I got home, I was worse,” he said.

A finalist in the Group 1 Queensland Cup will help make him feel so much better.