The northern challenge for the New Zealand Trotting Cup is down to one as the road to the great race gets a lot steeper.

The most important trial for the Cup at Addington three weeks today comes up at Ashburton next Monday when many of the big names clash for the first time this season.

The Flying Stakes will pitch defending Cup champion Thefixer against this season's favourite Spankem and Australian raiders Cruz Bromac and Our Uncle Sam, who was good enough to finish second in last season's Inter Dominion final.

But while that will thicken the plot leading into

Advertisement
Advertisement