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Prime Minister's Cup target for Let's Party Marty

By Glenn Davis

Trainer Lindsay Hatch will have plenty of big race options on his plate if under-rated sprinter Let’s Party Marty can complete a hat-trick of wins at Doomben on Saturday.

Let’s Party Marty is unbeaten in two starts since joining Hatch’s Toowoomba stable and will be ridden by Bobby El-Issa in the Class 6 Plate over 1350 metres.

The six-year-old showed a lot of promise early in his career when trained by David Vandyke, who nominated him for the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas in his three-year-old year.

The son of Duporth was later transferred to John Thompson but failed to win in six starts for the Sydney trainer before being moved on to Angela Plumb at the Gold Coast.

Let’s Party Marty had six starts for Plumb, winning a 1400-metre Class 5 at the Gold Coast in February last year before he bled at Eagle Farm last March.

“I’ve been mates with Myles Plumb since I was a kid and that’s how I managed to get Let’s Party Marty when he was recommended to me to train,” Hatch said.

“He had bled the last start before I got him and he’s had quite a few issues along the way.

“The only thing I’ve done different with him is space his runs a bit more and put blinkers on him.”

Let’s Party Marty won his first start for Hatch in an 1110-metre Class 3 at Toowoomba in November last year before strolling home by more than three lengths over Snowzone in a 1200-metre Benchmark race at Doomben on December 19.

“He’ll be hard to beat again and if he wins, I’m thinking about running him in the Prime Minister’s Cup,” Hatch said.

“His ability is unquestioned and he could even go up to central Queensland later in the year for the Rockhampton Cup.”

The Listed Prime Minister’s Cup will be run over 1400 metres at the Gold Coast on March 13, the same day as the big QTIS Jewel races for two and three-year-olds.

Hatch won last season’s Toowoomba’s trainers’ premiership and has a great record with tried horses.

He also expects strong performances from Brazen Dynamo in the Class 3 Plate (1200m) and Gunnobe in the Benchmark 72 Handicap over 1600 metres.

Brazen Dynamo also is shooting for a hat-trick of wins after her recent two victories at Toowoomba and the Gold Coast.

“She’s very well bred but I still haven’t met her owners who bought her at an online auction,” Hatch said.

“She’s flying at the moment but it’s probably the hottest Class 3 we’ve seen in Brisbane for a long time.”