Healesville Cup winner Zipping Arnold is set to contest his second country cup series in his 19 career starts, after taking out his first country cup last week at huge odds ($21.10).
Zipping Arnold finds himself up against Invictus Rapid who was 0.76 lengths short of a Healesville Cup victory (Replay). Zipping Arnold jumps from box five in the first of five heats of the Group Two Shepparton Cup on Saturday night, which will also feature Invictus Rapid in box seven, Marbo’s Magic in box one and Landmark in box three.
The second heat will see Aston Bolero and Jesaulenko go head to head, after Jesaulenko defeated Aston Bolero at Sandown Park in the Diamond Jubilee a week ago (Replay).
Sleek Master headlines the third heat after a recording an impressive 25.07sec in his first start. Only Aston Bolero (24.99sec) and Jesaulenko (25.02sec) have recorded faster times out of the heat contenders.
The fourth heat will see Zambora Brockie return to country cup racing after his victory in the 2016 Group Two Horsham Cup in June.
Gotta Get Back will vie for his second Shepparton Cup title after taking out the 2016 Shepparton Cup which was run February.
WATCH: Gotta Get Back jump from box four in the 2016 Shepparton Cup.
The Shepparton Cup heats aren’t the only feature at Shepparton on Saturday night – there are two heats of the President’s Trophy which is run over the 650 metre distance.
Saturday’s Shepparton Cup meeting kicks off at 5.42pm.