Guerin: Nat Rasmussen makes 'logical' leap to Auckland Cup fave

24 May 2022 | Michael Guerin
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The sulky-go-round leading into Friday’s $400,000 Trillian Trust Auckland Cup has stopped with Natalie Rasmussen to now drive hot favourite Self Assured.

And that puts the great race’s most successful ever driver, Tony Herlihy, on Spankem, the horse Rasmussen drove to second the last time the Cup was run.

The Cup, Auckland harness racing’s biggest prize, will have its first May running this Friday as the final feature of a huge autumn after Harness Racing New Zealand radically altered its feature-race calendar.

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